The girls and I had brainstormed for a few weeks about decor, food, games and everything else baby shower related. In the end, all the planning, emailing back and forth and late nights paid off--we had one very cute baby shower. Baby BOY Classen will be arriving in early June so we decided to go with all different shades of BLUE and throw in a little burlap and flowers for more of a shabby chic look.
& since this baby's name hasn't been revealed (they have narrowed it down to two names but aren't sharing--that is unless you are competitive like me and challenge Nolan to a game of Pop-a-Shot & he has to tell you) we had to go with the generic, Baby Classen for the burlap portion of the banner.
When I was looking through Pinterest I kept running across a lot of painted Mason Jars and I loved how they looked so I decided to give it a whirl. If it is one thing I have around the house, its mason jars, got them in every size imaginable. Hey, you never know when you might need one, or 10! I found an easy tutorial on Pinterest that called for using Americana Decor paint from Home Depot but it wasn't being stocked until mid March which one would think that would be plenty of time and it would have been if they didn't have until mid April to actually bring it out! So I settled for some paint at Hobby Lobby that worked on glass. I didn't get the full effect that I was going for but I think a little sandpaper might help roughen it up--was just worried if I did it before the party it would ruin them so I kept them as they were. Kaden and Logan helped pick out the flowers & let me just tell you, they are going to make wonderful husbands because there isn't a trip to Costco that goes by without them asking Justin if they can get me flowers & I don't care if they are the ugliest daisies out there, they couldn't be more perfect coming from my three guys.
But back to the shower---the diaper cake was a work in progress. I kind of just kept adding things to it and I of course wanted to use the baby's name again but since it hasn't been announced had to go with the generic "it's a boy". We had guest fill out Baby Wishes -- not as easy as one would think to fill out either.
Friends and family of Dawn and Nolan's mingled & caught up on lives while they munched on tasty appetizers like spinach artichoke dip & bruschetta. They then got to indulge in some Oreo popcorn, Rick Krispie Treats & the ever so tasty MoMo Roo cake pops! (check her out & like her on Facebook-she does all the desserts for Logan's and Kaden's birthday parties)
It was a wonderful afternoon that was filled with so much love for this so-to-be family of three. I can't wait to hear that he is on his way & hold him in my arms for the first time. We can't wait to shower him with as much love as Dawn and Nolan have shown to our own kids.