Wednesday, March 6, 2013

{sweet} baby cakes

I love it when good things happen to good people, to much of life is unfair. After 12 years of waiting, one of my dear friends was finally able to start a family through adoption.  It was a miracle and happened suddenly, so some friends and I whipped up a shower over the weekend.

Of course I had to dress up the mantle for the affair.

First, I made this painted burlap banner.  It's a project I've wanted to try for a while and I love how it turned out. 

Once I was done with the banner, I had all this leftover paint and just wanted to use it on something. That is when I remembered some wood blocks I had from a past project. I used my western stamp set for the letters. It wasn't necessary but turned out to be a nice gift for baby.  

Does my sign look familiar? I used it HERE. It used to say FAITH but I altered the lettering a little. If you look close you can see what was erased and what I kept.

I got a new chalk marker since my old one ran out. I don't think I can tell you enough how much I love chalk art and these chalk markers. AMAZING.  

The drink station. We served a mint lime punch and pretty flavored water. 

I'm loving multi layered bunting right now. I found a package of oblong paper doilies that were perfect and altered my SPRING banner to spell out the new baby's name.  I think I put about 30minutes total into all four banners. 

Since it was a late-afternoon open house, we stuck with simple finger foods and a few desserts, including my favorite mint brownies. 

The invite. I was able to make these up in minutes using my FREE Silhouette Studio software. If you are like me and don't own photoshop it's a great way to design and print your own invitations. I've told you about it in the past, but wanted to give it another shout-out.

It was nice to celebrate something so wonderful and exciting.

HERE is a list of parties I link to.


Charity said...

Aw, I'm so happy for your friend! After waiting so long it must feel twice as wonderful to finally have a little person to call her own. =)
And of course, the shower you threw for her is darling. I especially love that name banner. =)

Jess@craftiness is not optional said...

what a sweet shower! I'm sure it was much appreciated-and sometimes I love those thrown together parties much more than the planned-for-months ones!

Anonymous said...

So cute, Kalleen! I love the invite and the board. You take fabulous pictures, too! Love and miss you terribly!

Stef said...

What an exciting shower to put together, somehow it's even sweeter to receive something when you've waited so long. You have a lucky friend and this shower is so adorable!


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