Last weekend, Lauren & I hosted a baby shower for our friend Tiffany. This was my second time hosting a baby shower. I hosted
for my friend Jessica last year, & I'm happy to report that this time I did not send anyone into labor. Also, this time I had a co-host. Hosting with someone else is definitely the way to go.
Lauren & I started by creating a secret
(we've since made it a public board). Tiff made deciding on what to eat easy. She's been pinning all these crazy pregnancy foods, so we just re-pinned them to our secret board. When it was time to decide on the menu for the shower, most of our choices were foods she had pinned.
Similar to what I did for Jessica, I got Tiffany's baby shower invite on
. I'm a huge fan of this process. You pick out a design, email the designer the text, take the file to Kinko's & then grab some cute envelopes at Paper Source. It's so easy! And way cheaper than traditional invitations. I used
. Highly recommend her!
A few months back, my friend Jenn posted a pic of a baby shower her sister-in-law hosted & I fell in love with the layout & decor. So I decided to make a banner for Tiff's shower. To know me is to know that I am utterly incapable of making crafts. But I had a roll of Kraft paper & John had twine, so I was halfway there & I figured it can't be that hard. Can it?
It should surprise no one that it took me two weeks to make this banner. It's really hard to be un-crafty in a house where the only other occupant is an Eagle Scout. John had to precisely measure everything & cut it out with an x-acto knife. Then I messed up the letters because I traced them onto the pink scrapbook paper backwards. But it turned out okay, especially since you were looking at it from afar.
Our baby shower was a brunch (11am - 1pm), so we decided on donuts in lieu of a cake. Lauren went to her favorite bakery in Murfreesboro,
, & ordered these donuts with white & pink glaze. They were the best donuts I've ever had. I probably ate 5 of them. And by 5, I mean 10.
We didn't have to buy flowers because Lauren is a master gardener & just picked things from her yard. She also had delicious smelling candles burning all over her house. Lauren is a natural hostess & has the perfect house for entertaining.
Tiff & Chris,
It was so great to see you! Thank you for letting us do this for you. We love you & can't wait to meet Baby Girl Kurtz!
Kim & Lauren