Baby Shower (disguised as a Spa Party)
January 24th, 2011
What to do, what to do for a shower honoring baby #4? Momma Joy didn’t really need a lot of ’stuff’ considering the three girls we already have between the two of us. However, not celebrating and honoring her wasn’t even an option. I mean really – all I could picture was my little niece looking through her baby book one day and noticing the big blank page where the Baby Shower mementos should be! Sniff Sniff. Nope, her pending arrival is just as worthy of being celebrated and besides, we clearly like to party in this family!
So in honor of my very pregnant, incredibly busy, super-mom of a sister I decided a ‘Spa Night’ was in order. And so we begin with the invitation, my little play on the word ‘pamper’. I loved making these with some scrapbooking paper I already had at home using this template I found online:
My Mom just so happens to be an amazing massage therapist so I asked her to set up her chair for 10 minute massages. As you can see…Grace was anxious to be her first client of the evening:
How lucky was I that ‘Hello Gorgeous’ (mobile mani and pedicure service) was ready to take on their first client right as I was planning this party. They did such a fantastic job I would hire them back in a second! Once again, first in line for services were Grace and Delaney:
Decorations were spa inspired and meant to help create a relaxing environment. There were flowers and candles scattered throughout the house and lights were low whenever possible.
I took the same shot glasses we used for the milkshake shots in my sister Jackie’s shower and found this recipe online for ‘Tiny Tomato Soup Shots with Grilled Cheese Croutons’ – I love these shot glasses! You can bet you’ll see them again in future posts!
Also on the menu were these super cute Fruit Roll Sushi (beware, although delicious these are not as easy to make as one would think…spread the ‘rice crispy’ mix ASAP before it starts to harden!). YUM!
Of course there were cutie oranges…does anyone else crave these like mad when they are pregnant or is it just us???
I decided to dress up The Cupcake Tower with some pretty scrapbooking paper for a change. Love the versatility…!
After we were sufficiently pampered and fed it was time to open presents. What could be better for pampering Mom than a Cupcake Bath Bomb?
Check out this homemade hat from Aunt Melanie…AH! So cute I can’t stand it.
Here’s Mom and Big Sister Delaney, pretty girls!
How cute is she????
Does that picture look familiar? If you read the posting on my baby shower here’s why:
AWWW! I love you sister. You are such an inspiration to me. You are a fantastic Mom and I’m so grateful to be Auntie to your beautiful kiddos. I am so grateful that we are raising our babies together. On that note…a big HUGE welcome to Eleanor Sue, born December 30th, 2010. LOVE HER (photos by Briony Hope Photography):