April 10, 2012

Maeva's Baby Shower


A few weekends ago, my mom, sisters, and sister-in-law threw us the most amazing shower! It was in my hometown, and I loved getting to see so many people I went to high school with and special people who've been in my life since I was a little baby myself. My mom and sister Rachael led the way on organizing the shower, and they did such an amazing job!

The chandelier you see in these pictures is actually the chandelier we used in the arch at our wedding! My mom has held on to it for me since then, and it will now go in Maeva's nursery (when we actually set it up.) They went with a navy, pink, and yellow color scheme to match her nursery, so of course I loved all of the details. My mom made the adorable rosette wreath with the M on it for the front door, and they had lots of cute girly goodies hung on clotheslines.
My mom also made this mirror...isn't it the cutest?! I love that they made so many decorative things that I get to keep to use in the nursery.
They made these fun poms that I plan to use in the nursery as well. My mom painted these little flower pots, and I now have them sitting on my front porch. They are a great little touch of spring, and so far I've managed to keep them alive...knock on wood. :)
They kept it simple and we played one "game" that was different than anything I've ever seen before, and it was so funny! It is like a Mad Libs form (remember those from childhood?) that made for some interesting baby advice. Guests could also leave a note on the back. These were so fun to read through!
The food was absolutely amazing, and Rachael did a good job of making sure lots of my favorites were present. But who are we kidding...what isn't my favorite these days? :)
I thought the little duckies in the punch bowl were SO cute, and the punch itself was delicious.
Here we are with my sweet, sweet mom & dad. I just love you guys to pieces!!
A few pictures of me opening gifts, and with my family. We took lots of pictures with some of the shower guests, but unfortunately most of them didn't turn out.
 
For hostess gifts, I used my Cricut to put a vinyl monogram on tumblers that I picked up from Dollar General for only $2.50. I also made them a set of stationary, and put it together in a little basket (also Dollar General - 3 for $1) and finished it off with a chalkboard label I cut with my Cricut.
And I have to include this random picture. You might notice in some of these pictures I'm wearing a cardigan, but eventually took it off. I typically wear cardigans just because I'm self conscious of my arms. It was particularly hot on the day of my shower, BUT I had the bright idea the day before to get spray tanned...you can see where this is going. She did a pretty good job, except for my left arm...it was like giraffe print or something. It was so strange!! As the afternoon went on, it got hotter and hotter, and I couldn't take it any longer, so decided oh well with the cardigan. In this picture, my best friend is looking at the ridiculousness that is my arm, and her facial expression cracks me up. So there's a random story for you. Oh, and yes...that would be a fainting goat you see in the picture as well. My niece wanted one, and apparently my parents can't say no to their grandkids...so meet Wilfred. :)

It was such a wonderful day and I can't thank you girls enough for putting this together and all of the amazing gifts!! We are certainly blessed, and I can't wait to show Maeva all of her cute goodies. :)

40 comments:

  1. What an adorable shower! I love all the little details!

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  2. SO SO Pretty!! I loved everything about this shower and you look GREAT!!! Congrats

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  3. Y'all must have creativity in your blood!! Your shower turned out so cute!!! And I am currently suffering from a botched spray tan (my splotches are on my HANDS) too. Ha! That black/white dress is so pretty on you!!!

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  4. I love it, it all turned out great. You look awesome. I love the colors you've chosen for the nursery

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  5. That's really nice :) Is it typical to have a shower for every baby where you're from? Around here, it's not really what people do, at all. I kind of wish they would, but it's more of a faux pas to have a 2nd shower, lol. I totally get the need for one though especially if you're having a baby of another gender like you are! It all looked gorgeous!

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  6. Such an adorable shower! They did such a great job

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  7. First of all, you look so great! I love that dress! Second, the shower was absolutely adorable! Third, a fainting goat?! Haha! Not only is it hilarious that THAT is what your niece wanted, but the fact that your parents got her one?! LOL! Awesome!

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  8. You look great & I love the hostess gift! Wilfred the goat is hilarious!

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  9. What a beautiful shower!!! How did they do the name banner? I want to do one for my daughter's birthday party.

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  10. Those shower decorations are too cute and I love the idea of the vinyl monogram on the tumbler!

    -Alexis @ ChristianWifeStyle.com :)

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  11. Such an adorable shower!!!
    The last picture made me laugh. So random, and the goat is hysterical. I love the name Willfred. Too funny! Hope you had a great time.

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  12. What a fabulous shower! Love your dress. And the goat is too funy!

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  13. Beautiful shower Sarah! Maeva is one lucky girl! I am cracking up at the spray tan incident. Too funny!

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  14. What a beautiful shower!!!!
    Sweet Maeva is so lucky!

    I have been dying for a spray tan, but instances like yours are what keep me at bay! I am too terrified of being 'orange-y'!

    Cannot get over the goat - hilarious!

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  15. How fun, the shower looks amazing and your dress is so cute. I agree with Katie above, not fair that you get two showers! Around where I'm from you get one, and sometimes a "sprinkle" for the second baby. :)

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  16. So cute, of course!!!! Can't wait to see all of her cute things!!! Love the notecards you made!! Adorable!!

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  17. Ps - are you calling her Maeva or Maeva Beth? Both are sweet (and the latter so Southern!! ;) Love!

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  18. Oh my goooooodness! How cute is this shower?! Every detail is just fabulous...they did such a great job. I love the colors...sweet little Maeva is going to be the best dressed girl in the nursery :) And by the way...please, please let me know when you decide to start selling stationery because I LOVE those up there, and have been looking to get some new cards! You are so talented :)

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  19. I LOVE the colors! The shower is SO cute and YOU are so cute! Seriously, you look beautiful! I'm so excited for your adorable family.

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  20. Great pictures, looks like a great day! Would you mind sharing the "wordage" on the Mad Lib type "game" they played...I'd love to do something of the sort for a shower I'm throwing this summer! If you don't mind me palgerizeing that is :)

    Thanks, Lisa

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  21. I love it all! The colors are awesome and I can't wait to see them in the nursery. The details are awesome! Seeing those water bottle labels makes me sad I didn't get you to design any for E's party this year :( Cute detail!!

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  22. Cute shower! I love your dress too! And, I need to know where you bought the chalkboard paper (?) that you cut out with your cricut?

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  23. Everything looked absolutely perfect!

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  24. Such a cute shower!! I love the pom poms....I had some at my shower and they are still in my little girls room!

    Love the spray tan story!

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  25. WOW!!! what an amazing day and shower. Your girls ROCKED it!! I love all the details they put into it. Can I pay you to make these super cute cups for fam...and everyone else I know..haha

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  26. Looks like a fabulous shower !!! Everything looks great, girls are a lot of fun, I have 2 !!!! Your going to love being a mommy to a sweet little girl :)

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  27. Everything is adorable! How do you make the stationary?

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  28. What a beautiful shower! I love the colors you have chosen, they are absolutely perfect together! =)

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  29. The shower looked perfect! And in reference to another comment I saw, I'd like to add that it's more of a faux pas to leave passive aggressive comments out of obvious jealousy than to have a 14th shower.

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  30. A gorgeous shower for an amazing girl! So curious how you cut vinyl with circuit. How do you do the chalkboard paper too? So creative!

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  31. How lucky are you to have such special women in your life! They put together a beautiful shower!

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  32. What a fun shower! Everything was SO cute!!!

    and you look beautiful, mamma!

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  33. Everything is so cute, Sarah! I love your southern style parties. :)

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  34. Love how bright and cheery the shower was!! You look great!

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  35. What a perfect day celebrating you and your sweet girl. I love all of the special details and the things that you will get to re-use in Maeva's room. Love it all!

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  36. What an adorable shower! Miss Maeva is already so incredibly loved!! PS ol' Wilfred the fainting goat made me laugh out loud...

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  37. Everything is so adorable! Congrats! Which cricut cartridges did you use to make the monograms as well as the labels? Thanks! Michele

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  38. Hey Sarah, beautiful shower! Just wondering if you used SCAL to cut the monograms? If so, what font did you use. I've been looking for a pretty monogram font. Thank you!

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  39. What a wonderful celebration...and your mom is so talented. I love that mirror!

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