Friday, October 22, 2010

An Autumn Baby Shower




Last weekend was my sister Molly's baby shower. It was orchestrated by my sister Emily, my mom and myself. As Emily and I deliberated over the theme, it just came to me. Little Pumpkin! So darling for a fall shower. We went with the colors of orange and gray with brown accents. Very autumn and very boyish. (Which is what my sister is having.) Emily went to work on a cute invite. I love how it turned out.

I had the best intentions of getting really great photos of the entire shower. However Lisa, one of my best friends from college, arrived and we had 8 years of catching up to do. All I ended up getting was the table and a few decorations. Don't worry Molly, Lindsay got some great shots.


On the menu: Cinnamon rolls cut up and placed in cupcake papers with little pumpkin toothpicks. Candy corns and roasted almonds (the most AMAZING combo!). Pumpkin pie and cheesecake. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, Ham roll ups, Baguettes hollowed out and filled with hummus and fresh veggies. Fruit, chocolate covered almonds and apple cider punch. The highlight was "Emily's Crustless Quiche". She doesn't divulge the recipe, but this one is close. Just substitute cheddar and add bacon. Delicious! 


I offered to do the favors. I don't know what I was thinking, but I ended up making 36 pairs of earrings. That, on top of hand-stamping all the letters onto hand-cut cards, ended up being a bit more time consuming than I expected. But they were cute. I even had a couple pairs left over. Abby, I saved one pair for you. I will send the other pair to a reader. Leave a comment on this post and I will randomly choose a winner next week. 


This was how I displayed them. 


So sad I didn't get any cute shots of us ladies at the shower. We all looked so cute! Oh well, here are a couple the next morning, after we stayed up late talking. Which was one of the best parts anyway. Just wish my sister Abby could have been there.


Congrats Molly! Can't wait to see your little pumpkin :)

Don't forget to comment if you want to win some of the earrings.

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34 comments:

Robyn said...

My three year olds favorite color is orange. I know it is very stange that a three year old girl would love orange and not pink. She is having a hard time with earings (she doesn't want them in) Maybe if these came in the mail for her she would be excited and I could dangel her ears.

Lori said...

The shower pics are wonderful. I love all the fall colors and yummy food. Congratulations to your sister.

Mormishmom said...

That's such a fantastic idea for a Fall baby shower! so cute!

Marci said...

I had always wanted a Fall baby, and I got one last year! Now, If I could have had a baby shower like this one, WOW! It was beautiful. Wonderful job! I love the earrings :)

amydear said...

Cute theme, cute girls! Don't you love having grown up sisters for friends? I love the earrings; orange is one of my favorite colors.

Tiffany said...

Wow what a beautiful baby shower your sister is lucky to have such talented family to throw her a shower. I love those earrings and would like a chance to win. Count me in.
tiffern at frontiernet dot net

Nickie said...

lovin the pumpkin theme...Orange is such a pretty fall color :)

I love the earings!

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice said...

I think you are brilliant! OMG! SOOOO creative! The whole shower/fall "little pumkin"theme was so great!!! What a fab idea for favors too!

Alzbeta said...

So lovely! Makes me want to throw a baby shower.

kim said...

AMAZING baby shower--I'm so copying everything! I would love to win those earrings, not only a fabulous color but TN appropriate. :)

Martha and Josh said...

You did such an amazing job like always :) Your sister sure is lucky to have your and your sisters close to throw her such a beautiful shower.

Annie said...

Such an adorable idea...

jessa2409 said...

What a great shower!! Love the theme!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Chapel said...

Your hard work paid off... everything turned out very cute! and what a great idea for favors- something that will actually be used! :)

Anna said...

The shower turned out wonderfully!

Beth's Blog said...

Wow, Fall is my favorite time of year! Awesome baby shower :)

preciosamama said...

What a wonderful baby show. I love the colors and the autumn theme. I wish someone would throw me a shower like that :)

lisa said...

I'm commenting, but you don't need to enter me into the drawing for earrings, since I already got some at the shower! Great shower by the way, everything was so pretty. And most of all it was SO great to see you and your sisters and mom and catch up! I loved it.

Jaime said...

Wow lady, you need to start your own magazine with all of your great ideas and pictures. Too cute. Good luck to your sis, hope you are doing well in Boise!

Melissa said...

The food looks amazing! I love her "Little Pumpkin" shirt!

Jenifer said...

Love the earrings and the shower idea was precious! You are a sweet sister to make 36 pair of earrings!!!! God love you!

Canadiachik said...

Adorable, Natalie!

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liz said...

super cute earrings! you are very ambitious.

Mrs. Jones said...

So, so, so very precious! And I would adore some earrings! :-) So very "fall!"

Dionna said...

What an elegant Fall shower!

Lauren said...

Natalie--
That shower is the cutest thing I have ever seen. I want to be you in a decade. Fall is my favorite!

Sarah said...

LOVE this shower idea! When I saw this post I immediately fell in love with the adorable owl/branch candle holder. I just assumed it was $$$ and didn't even bother asking where it was from. Well... Last night hubby and I stopped at Marshall's after our date night and I found one there for $9.99!!! It was just what I needed after a crappy day at work :)

Kathleen said...

What an amazing shower Natalie! You're so creative.

I especially like the invitation and Pom Poms, and the earrings are so sweet. Definitely a shower to remember.

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

This is lovely, Natalie! I love the "little pumpkin" idea. You did a fabulous job!

A couple of friends and I hosted baby shower for our friend yesterday afternoon - we did a Snoopy/Peanuts theme, with blues, greens, yellow and red. I was happy because it ended up being very cute. Baby showers are so exciting! :)

Happy Sunday. {{hugs}}

Elizabeth said...

Great shower! Love the earrings!

Natalie said...

Adorable shower.... I'm borrowing some ideas for my lil' pumpkin's birthday party this Sunday (he's a Halloween baby)!

Anonymous said...

That was a great idea for a shower! Lovely pictures and Congratulations to Molly. Loved the earrings also!
Monica
monk5 at charter dot net

Heileson Family said...

Holy crap Natalie you make me so jealous. Want to throw me a shower for my baby. I love all that you guys did. I want some cute earings. What cute ideas and wow the food looked amazing. Great job. I am serious too about you throwing me a shower. Boise is not that far from IF.

Emily said...

This is a way cute idea for a baby shower or a fall party of any sort. Thanks for sharing the fun. Our family is close friends with Spencer & Karson's family. They introduced me to your blog. I will have to stop by and take a peek occasionally to see all your cute ideas. I love the earrings you made for the shower.

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