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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cowgirl Baby Shower

A friend of mine is having a baby girl next month!  Yeah for new babies:)
Her family is very "into" the cowboy life, and so we decided to throw a fun lil' cowgirl baby shower!
Take a look!
Invite was created with PSE.  I love the pink & black color combo!
 This fun chalkboard was actually created from MY old baby crib....more to come:)
It served a great purpose outside the building, because we had a lot of people coming from out-of-town, & the sign and balloons attracted their attention.
 Simple decorations to bring in the "cowgirl" theme.  I found this great pink paisley fabric on sale for $2/yard.....so I bought the rest of the bolt!  LOL!
Needless to say, I had enough for two tablecloths, a couple of kerchiefs, and the fun banner.
 We've all made the darling pennant banners from paper or fabric, right?
But to give this one more of a "country" feel, I tied the paisley fabric with pieces of black bandanas.
I love how it turned out!
 I added a couple of little touches like the black lanterns, cowboy hats, boots,  
& the stick pony around the gift area....
 And, of course, the FOOD!
I love showers because of all the "girl" food!
You know what I mean, right?
The fresh fruit, the crisp veggies, the infamous chicken salad sandwiches, & the CHOCOLATE!
 I got this fabulous caramel corn recipe recommended by my lovely sis.
It was a big hit!  Plus the cute pink, paper cones added a punch of color:)
 And what shower is complete without cake pops???
Hmmmm...maybe not necessary?!
Okay, well, I just like any excuse for fudgey cake on a stick:)
 My divine hubby made this PERFECT cake pop stand for me.  Isn't he the greatest!?!
I love the width in the middle, where I can change out the ribbon to match the occasion.  Genius!
Don't worry, I paid him in cake pops to say thank you:)
 The much-anticipated lil' cowgirl is going to be named Jacqueline Jean...
thus the double J on some of the cake pops.

The baby shower was a great success.
Holly got so many nice gifts; everything is cute for those baby girls, huh?
We had one lady attend who honestly gave over 8 outfits, 2 toys, burp cloths, blankets, etc....
she simply said, "I couldn't decide! So I bought it all!"  Hahaha!
My favorite new gift, that I hadn't thought of before, was the baby plastic hangers!!!
Such a great idea.  And only $1.  I'm definitely adding that to every baby gift from now on.

And now I can't wait to meet this future rodeo queen:)