The theme for the shower was Little Man. Thank you Pinterest. I got inspiration from here, here, and here.
I got the invitations on Etsy from Katiedid Designs. I deleted personal information to keep away the internet creepers.
The rest of the printables, including the invitation insert below I got from Baby Buns Designs on Etsy Both of these ladies were great to work with! I printed the invitations at Walgreens and the rest of the printables at home.
The mom-to-be's one request was to have each guest bring a book for the little man. It is such a cute idea and I cannot believe that she did not get a single duplicate.
The food. The most important topic in my life. Did I mention I'm on a diet? Anyway...I decided to do "what is your craving" for the food. I'm sure I saw the idea somewhere, but now I can't find it.
The popcorn containers were from Party City.
The sandwiches were chicken salad and pulled pork sliders.
The breadsticks were from Fazoli's and were"mommy's craving."
For the games/activites we played the Price is Right with baby items, made wishes for the baby, and made DIY Onesies.
To make the onesies, each person picked a onesie, a fabric scrap, and a pattern. I printed patterns off all sorts of places online and found about 40 different ones I think. After cutting the fabric out, the next step is to use heat and bond paper to iron each shape onto the onesie.
They turned out even cuter than I would have imagined and even more importantly the mom-to-be loved them!
These girls have been my best friends for around 10 years. Even though some of them
left me moved away and we are physically fall apart, I feel just as close with all of these ladies as ever. Every time we get together, we pick up right where we left off like no time has passed. I feel so lucky to have these friendships and I appreciate how rare our "group" really is. How many people can say they even still talk to 3 of their friends from when they were 15, let alone still consider them best friends so many life changes and years later?
Now for one of my favorite pictures from the shower, even though it was technically after...
I cannot wait to meet Baby D! He is loved so much already. We are all eagerly anticipating his arrival in about 4 weeks!