So far 2016 has been the year of showers: bridal, baby and spring! 🙂
This past weekend my friend Carrie and I helped with a shower for our friend Jen. Jen’s friend Trish was in charge, but she was sadly not able to make it to the shower from New York due to school conflicts, so she did what she could from afar, and we all collaborated on ideas together through text and a shared Pinterest board. I love Pinterest! Jen’s main wedding color is Kelly green, so we started with that and then added some touches of pink because we thought they were really pretty together. Jen does not love pink… so we tried to keep it minimal… 🙂
Also Jen’s wedding theme is sort of outdoorsy-farmy-backyard picnic so we tried to stay close to that. I made a quilt-like board for the mantle by cutting 2 inch squares of paper and taping them to a piece of square bead board that I had.
And since every backyard/outdoor reception has strung lights we had to have some hanging over the living room. Since we had the shower in the evening, these were really pretty as it got darker. I still haven’t taken them down…
This past weekend I threw another shower, this time a baby shower, with Jeanette (again 🙂 ) and our friend Wendy. It was for our friend Megan, who Jeanette and I knew from our days in the singles ward, and she and her husband just moved into our ward a few months ago. Jeanette, Wendy and I decided to do a children’s book theme because we all love books. We wanted lots and lots of books to use to decorate with… but I have very few children’s books… it was a good thing Jeanette and Wendy had so many! 🙂 Megan’s nursery colors are blue, green and yellow, so we used those colors where possible, but it was all pretty colorful with the different books. I loved all of the different colors with the white. We threw in a bunch of toys and sort of book themed items in with the books, along with some colorful flowers.
Wendy made these adorable story book themed painted onesies. I was amazed how detailed they were. I especially loved the cow jumping over the moon. And the apple with the worm. And the Once Upon a Time. Ok they were all really cute.
Last weekend a couple of friends, Monica and Jeanette, and I threw a bridal shower for our friend Amanda. She met her fiancé when hiking Mount Everest Base Camp…
…which is about as cool as the “how we met story” can get! 🙂
So we had a Mount Everest Themed bridal shower for her. I painted a foam board to look like the sign to point you in right direction… which is as close as I will ever get to it.