Pink and Aqua Baby Blessing Party (aka Girl's Baby Shower)



For You created my inmost being, 
You knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Your works are wonderful.
I know that full well.
Psalm 139:13-14


The couple's first baby.
The grandparent's first grandchild.
A special day.

A celebration of life, love and hope, and a new generation.


Three weeks ago, my friend, Ann, my other mother, Suzanne,
a dear friend of the family named Jill, and I hosted a shower
for Ann's daughter, the new mom, Mrs. T, in Ann's beautiful home.

Please come in and join us!


Dollar Store curly ribbon and pink bottles adorn the berry wreath.
Simple. Whimsical. 


Straight ahead of you when you walked in the foyer, was the baby's changing table.
It was painted by Ann and given to her daughter as a gift.
I adore the aqua handles!


On the dresser, to the left, is a Wisdom and Wishes Tree.
My daughters and I cut out paper birds and hung them on the branches
with teeny clothes pins.
The back side of the birds was blank, and ladies wrote their bits of inspiration
or advice on them as a momento for the new parents.
The tall daisies are actually pens!



Teeny sticker pearls for the birds' eyeballs!




On the dresser to the right, is a mini Candy Station.
Suzanne, Lovely (our new girl), and I made bags to hold the candy from 8 1/2" X 11'' sheets of paper.


I got the idea from Emily at Jones Design Company.



Our menu was: 
Chicken, Egg, and Ham Salad on Croissants
Spinach Strawberry Salad with Candied Walnuts
Olive and Pickles Relish Tray
Fresh Fruit
Greek Salad
Fresh Vegetable Platter
Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean, Lemon, or Raspberry Buttercream
Water and Sweet Tea



Ann made the darling centerpiece. 
Gladiolus in a vase, inside a gift bag, surrounded by tucked-in tissue paper.



A chalkboard-in-the-center plate.
I love how the concrete statue behind the plate mimics a sleepy sigh.


I made the buttercream frosting for these tiny cakes and decorated them.
I found the pattern for the cupcake wrappers HERE.


The wrappers are made from the same paper as the invitations.




I simply cut triangles from scrapbook paper and hot-glued it to ribbon and presto! This banner.


A view from the dining room into the living room.
The Fluffy Ceiling Decorations came from Party City.


The baby's name?
Penelope Layne.
"Penny Layne".
The parents?
The Beatles fans.


The tiny clothesline banner, made by Jill, was created with baby washcloths
and letters drawn on scrapbook paper over those.
Cute, no?


We love chalkboard stuff.


The baby's monogram.
Not sonogram.


Mrs. T's invitation, framed and given as a gift.


Prayers for Penny.


What a beautiful day!


Only 10 days (whew! that was close) after the shower, Penny was born.
She is beautiful!


Welcome, precious blessing.


Jaime


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37 comments:

  1. What a lovely day Penny and all the attendees enjoyed!

    Made me miss, MiSs, MISS all my glass snack sets. As a pastor's wife, I possessed sets to serve more than fifty! I loved every piece. My favorites had the grapevines on them.

    When I went to the mission field I kept a very few and donated the rest to a young pastor's wife. She and all her ladies are enjoying them immensely today in Texas!

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  2. Beautiful details for the baby Penny!! She is adorable and I know her Mommy was so pleased with all that was done on her behalf...it is ALL SO PRETTY!!
    Suzanne

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  3. How very beautiful and thoughtful! I love it!

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  4. God Bless that beautiful little girl, she's precious! What a lovely day, the food and decorations looked fantastic! Great job Leslie! Martina

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  5. What a pretty party! What a sweet baby Penny!

    I was also eyeing those pretty glass snack plates, thinking how awesome it would be to have some. So nice for a sweet party!

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  6. Beautiful, beautiful....both the shower and the baby!!

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  7. Penny Layne! How cute is that?! Beautiful baby shower for a beautiful mom and baby. You and your friends are so creative! :)

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  8. Oh my, that was the cutest baby shower I've ever seen! Loved all the little details! xo

    PS: I want one of those cupcakes!!! :)

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  9. I agree with Kate...this was a darling shower...thanks for all the ideas!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  10. how adorable! What a lovely shower you gals laid on!

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  11. Such a lot of pretty party ideas! Love the little tree for wishes and wisdom!

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  12. How sweet is that little baby, Leslie! Love the decorations and the table looks great. What a beautiful home ~ love that dresser!

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  13. Such a beautiful shower! Makes me really want to throw one! Great Job!! :)

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  14. Beautiful and creative (like you!). Some really fun ideas...it seems like my mom and I are hosting a shower every other day...I'll have to steal a few ideas from you - thanks!

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  15. Oh, Leslie.....What a fabulous shower! I loved the Wisdom and Wishes tree and the big puffy flowers hanging from the chandy. Actually, everything was very beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing. And the little precious Penny was the best of all! Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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  16. Hi Leslie,
    I am visiting you today through Kim's WOW us Wednesday. What a sweet and very thoughtful baby shower! Everything is beautiful and all the love that went into preparing for the shower just shined right through! The white dresser with the aqua handles is the sweetest dresser I have seen! Ann did a wonderful job on this. The handles are so lacy looking, perfect for a baby girl. Where did she find them?. Mommy is beautiful and she looks so happy! I love the name Penny Layne and baby Penny is a precious blessing indeed!.
    It was a pleasure meeting you and I have become your newest follower.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

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  17. What a wonderful shower...everthing was so perfect!The dresser was such a awesome gift...hand done with much love! Penny is precious!!

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  18. What a special shower with so many beautiful details! Congrats to the happy couple! :-)
    Vanessa

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  20. what a sweet shower for a sweet baby!

    God bless,
    d from homehaven nestled in the kansas flinthills

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  21. Such a sweet shower. Love all the special touches. Penny is so beautiful.

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  22. LOVE this! I'm planning a baby shower for a little girl right this moment. . . I may have to copy some of your wonderful ideas. Of course, I've never bought scrapbook paper in any kind of PINK shade. . . but I guess I could, huh? I mean, you don't have to have a license or anything do you? Will they ask to see some ID? Will the clerk take one look at me and yell "Fraud! She's not really a pink person!" What do you think? Can I do it??

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  23. "A house is not a home when its interiors look impersonal and cold. It becomes a home only when it’s furnished beautifully according to the personal tastes and sensibilities of the persons that live in it." What a very nice party, Good Job and congratulations!

    Aico Furniture

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  24. Every detail is so cute and special. I love the colors, the birds, the buntings...

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  25. I happen to be one of the lucky attendees. The shower was absolutely gorgeous. There was so much love in the room and the decorations were fantastic. These gals are extremely talented.

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  26. I am so glad I found a few minutes to pop over here this evening. What a beautiful party for the mom-to-be, and her name, ooohhhh how cute!!! Awww, sweet finish to this post w/ her newborn picture, such a sweet baby.

    Mrs. C
    ps-your chalk board plates are CUTE!!!
    pss-check out our table blog, you like?

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  27. What a beautiful shower! I love those paper birdies, and the table is gorgeous! Blessed momma!

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  28. Leslie, what a great baby shower! I love the wisdom and wishes tree idea. I'm going to borrow that one someday... Hope all's well with you and yours!

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  29. This is adorable! Did you make the hanging paper, ball thingies?? If so, How??
    Blessings ~
    Susan

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  30. Susan,
    The fluffy ceiling thingies come from Party City:http://www.partycity.com/search.do?query=fluffy+decorations

    HUGS!
    ~Me

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  31. Beautiful Shower, Wonderful Ideas. I will be hosting a baby shower soon & may use some of your ideas. Here is a website for those that would like to make the paper lanterns/flowers from pinterest http://www.partyblog.mygrafico.com/diy-party-pom-poms/
    Which is also how I found you. Thank you.

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  33. Looked like a wonderful shower!

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  34. I love your use of color. Pink has always been a favorite color of baby shower ideas for girls but your use of the color doesn’t make it over the top. Great Job!

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