I knew from the get-go that I wanted to throw her a baby shower and had so many ideas swimming around in my head for what I wanted it to look like. As soon as we found out the baby is a boy, I scoured Pinterest like crazy! For some reason, girl things just seem easier but I was determined to make this little boy's shower one my sister would love.
The shower was a couple of weekends ago (belated blogging at it's finest!), and it ended up being so wonderful and just what I was hoping for! Danielle loved it and was showered with so many sweet things for baby G. I thought I'd share a few pictures of some of our favorite details!
Of course there were yummy baby boy-themed treats! Those cake balls are literally the biggest cake balls I have ever seen. I think I had 5 cupcakes and have zero regrets about it.
Do you think these two are excited to be grandmothers??
The same family friend that did our wedding flowers put together this beautiful arrangement for the centerpiece. I surrounded it with a few baby pictures of Danielle. All I can say is thank goodness my mom labeled those pictures! I can't tell Danielle and I apart as babies but I am 90% confident the pictures we had displayed were of her.
My mom really wanted to do an "advice for the new mom" table, so I made a little sign, cut up some card stock, and called it done. Sorry mom- I don't think the advice cards made it home with Danielle, but it was a fun activity anyway!
My favorite thing we did was an activity called "Make a bowtie for baby Emmett and big brother Sul". Danielle loves her pup Sully like I love Jenny, and I knew she'd be thrilled to have him incorporated into the shower. I winged this idea as well, but it turned our great! The bowties that attached to the onesie adhered with a snap, and the bowties that attached to the dog collar adhered with velcro. Each guest made two matching bowties- one for the baby and one for the pup!
I also made a banner with the baby's name to hang in the main room. I just picked out a few colors I liked at Michaels and went for it! These were the same colors used on the invitation, so I tried to keep a subtle theme with that.
It was a great day showering my twin and baby nephew! We are so ready to meet him, and Danielle is ready for me to stop banging on her stomach to talk to him. ;)