Chelsy’s Baby Shower

June 20, 2014

Some might say I’m a bit obsessive when it comes to decorating and details. I just really enjoy it and thankfully I have a husband that let’s me do basically whatever I want… and will even help 🙂

When I found out that my best friend, Chelsy, was pregnant around Christmas I began a Pinterest board right away and hoped that I could help plan the shower. Well we found out she was having a girl in March and her mom and I really began the planning!

Chelsy & Jonathan’s theme for their little girl’s nursery is C.S. Lewis’ Narnia with coral and mint. We took that theme/color scheme and added woodland animals to it.

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I did the decorations for this shower fairly cheap. With all the weddings and showers that there have been there were a lot of decorations available. The glass wear, cake stands, lanterns, candles and tree stumps are all from previous events. The  “curtain” behind the dessert table, tassels, heart strings and signs I made. (I’ll have some tutorials for the different decorations later on.)

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The desserts were amazing! Chelsy’s aunt made the cupcakes and her mom made the chocolate covered strawberries. And those little eclairs were from a bakery in Pittsburgh.

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What I’ve found when decorating is the details are the key. But you have to be careful because it’s so easy to get sucked into the details. I like to start with the overall look and then add details in that I know I can manage.

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I really love paper straws, they’re such an easy but cute detail.

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Chelsy and her Momma!

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Chelsy’s mom, Kimmy, said the sweetest little speech.

Succulents make the perfect favor… just saying 🙂

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Ladies, if you haven’t read Proverbs 31:25 then you need to. It’s so perfect for this little girl that’s about to enter the world.

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When decorating, I also highly suggest buying the flowers at wholesale and then assembling the arrangements yourself. It’s so simple to put a Daisy in a vase or a grouping of Baby’s Breath in a jar.

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Kimmy came up with the best idea to have guests put their gifts in Chelsy’s old crib.

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I made little woodland animals and lions (for Aslan from Narnia) as extra decorations.

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I painted the clothespins one night while watching TV for an extra little detail.

I was really nervous about the weather leading up to the shower, but we couldn’t have had a more beautiful day!

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I really love all the cute things on the butt of babies’ clothes.

Jess made sure to keep Chelsy fed…. with dessert of course!

I was told to stand by Chelsy as she opened my gift.

I basically told Chelsy that I was photographing their little baby’s infant session when I found out she was pregnant 🙂 So of course she’ll need a little coral tutu.

I was a little odd as a kid. While all the other girls were playing softball, taking dance lessons or playing piano… I took sewing lessons. I did sewing lessons for so many years that Joann Fabrics pretty much ran out of patterns for me to make. Once I got into high school and college I was a little embarrassed that I took them, but now that we have an apartment and my friends are having babies it’s proving to be pretty useful.

I was so happy to see that she liked the blanket that I may have cried. (I also want to thank Ben for helping me with the blanket. When I broke down at midnight on a Saturday night because I couldn’t figure out the pattern and the seams he stepped in. He also washed the fabric and ironed it for me. He’s the best!)

I was so glad that my sisters were there too 🙂

Poor Shug was so tired from all the activity!

Make sure to check back tomorrow, Chelsy & Jonathan’s maternity session will be on the blog!

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