Sunday, November 30, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
A few silly games! It wouldn't be a baby shower without games! I am a fan of interactive games where you don't have to stand in front of a crowd and talk 'at' them and where they have to sit all together for 45 minutes. We played a game where you were blindfolded and you had to find safety pins in rice for a specific amount of time and it was quite difficult!
This is a 'memory' game that I put together. I mentioned before that I am hosting a second baby shower this coming weekend and am doing this game with a fun twist so check it out when I blog in early December!
This was fun and simple--guess the amount of pacifiers! It's hard to see here but these are the cute decorative pacis that you can buy at Michaels or party stores. It was fun to not only announce the winners but to also see how low and how high some people guessed!
What a fun shower and great celebration! Every baby is a miracle and every baby comes (hopefully!) from dreams and anticipation but there is just something special about the reward you get when the path of adoption is added into this process. She is a little miracle for her parents and big brother (who thinks his little brother will come in "another week") and I'm so proud to be a new Aunt!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I am looking forward to a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and a busy weekend celebrating the pending arrival of new nieces! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!
Friday, November 14, 2008
I love doing something totally FUN and cute and since I don't have any girls I am having a BLAST with this shower! OH, and the TWIN GIRL shower that I am hosting for my TWIN in two weeks! Yes, just typing that gets me teary eyed--I mean, how CUTE and UNIQUE is that????? That will be at my house and I plan to have fun so I'll put that up early December!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I will post After pictures next week!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Here is the bar. I used a basic black bowl and glued the halloween trim to it. All the labels were made with basic scrapbook paper and ribbons that I found. Using halloween inspired sticker letters would have been expensive and time consuming. An easy solution is to download cool fonts instead. All the fonts I used were free. I didn't take a good picture of the wine covers I made but they were quite cute too and are in the background of the bar.
This is the cosmo with Dry Ice and it was so much fun! Dry Ice has several rules that you can easily find online if you want to try it one day. As long as you follow the safety guidelines, it's a blast and really made the bar creepy and cool! The ice popped and bubbled in the ladel.
Yes, gross. That's the point. Isn't it fun? You can see I set it up with some shot glasses but I didn't think anyone would actually drink it so I didn't put out a serving piece. One person wanted to try it and he said it wasn't that bad! Note that if you do a fun gooey shot like this, it's all about the container. This in a shallow glass or colored item would not have looked great--it needed something pretty to make it look all the more creepy!
This is the sandwich I made. It is just crossaint dough wrapped around ham and provolone. Easy but fun! I also made adorable eyeballs for dessert for the kids that were SO easy but I didn't take a picture!
I LOVE crafting things for holidays so stay tuned--it offically is the season! I'm also working on TWO baby showers this month and will have lots of fun with those as well!