This shower was a challenge. Our son didn't want us to go all out, but my daughter and I just can't seem to do anything simple. You may remember that we started collection our inspiration and planning out the party. This week you have also seen some of the DIY projects we worked on before the shower. Here is your first look at how everything came together.
The Candy Buffet was my favorite as it was with all the kids in attendance. The kids were all really good about not putting their fingers in the candy jars. I can't say the same thing for my sons! As we started setting up where the candy buffet would be set up I thought I was running out of table space. Then I remember this 2 tiered corner table my husband made me. It fits perfectly under the three windows in the corner of my dining room. It was originally made for my Christmas village, but it is the perfect table for our candy buffet.
For the back drop behind the table I used the comforter from the nursery bedding's the mom to be had picked out. I also used dollar store table covers to drape the table. (Goal-to someday make covers for this table that can be used over and over again)
We started prepping the candy jars and the treats between other family events during the 3 days before the baby shower. I love how the chocolate marshmallow's came out.
I also love the record bowls that held the pop rocks.
One thing I would have changed is the size of my table. We had it extended prior for all the family dinners. I think if we had taken out the leaf, the table would have looked a bit better.
I love how the diaper cake came together and was the perfect centerpiece on the sweets table.
I can't say I am in love with our outside table. I love the album place mats. Amber made both the record labels and water bottle labels (she is so talented). I had planned to add raffia, rolled utensils and a few other embellishments but the wind was not working with us. Plus, for the first time in all my party planning, I didn't create a centerpiece. How did that happen?
I loved how the beverage table turned out though. This arch has been used for Amber's wedding, our 1st annual Halloween Boo Bash and now the baby shower. It is so simple to change out the flowers for any occasions. Something we will be using again this Halloween and for a friends 25th Birthday a few week before.