baby shower

so much crazyness going on around here! wow… what a wild weekend… and now i am hoppin’ trying to get stuff in order to take off for CKU-a!! so i have been talking up my ‘decorating project’… and i am happy to report that it got done in time for the party! i have some photos of the party, but i haven’t really taken time to photograph the completed room. i have to wait until the right time of day for nice light. i am loving the PINK walls! it came together and i love it. i keep wanting to just sit in there… you have to realize that decorating is not my ‘thing’. i haven’t done any decorating… so this was a real project for me. i went crazy with spray paint… i am posting a photo… it’s not great… but i will go back and photograph different pieces… i really applied my scrapbook knowledge to my home decor! i had fun with it… i didn’t really design a ‘classic’ room… i will probably only love it for like 6 months!

so the motivation to get the job done was the baby shower… eric and i need little deadlines to put pressure on us to it going. i threw it for one of my dear friend’s daughter. it’s her first baby (first grandbaby). this friend of mine helps me to no end with my quincy… my favorite things about the shower:

Living_room_4

1. emily and i made the ‘white choc. popcorn’ recipie in the SEASON OF GIVING MM book. it was my first time making it… kris stanger’s recipie… it was SO EASY and SO YUMMY. we used PINK white choc. and put them in little celo baggies – tied w/ ribbon and a monogram button (for baby anna)

Popcorn

2. i created a custom label for regular water bottles… i did find bottles with white tops (dannon brand). these are SO EASY and solved part of the beverage problem… i did wrap some decorative tape around the bottle necks. they turned out so cute. they say “it’s a girl”
Waterbottles

3. guest and gift clipboards: everything was pink and green starting w/ the invite… i quickly decorated the clipboards and created a guest register and gift list to keep track of who gave what so rebecca could get thank you’s out after the party.

Clipboards

4. “anna” frames: this was a fun idea… i bought about eight or so frames (the cheapest i could find at walmart) and spray painted them all black (her mom told me that black frames were the plan for her home decor–and i have been totally and completely spray paint happy) then i created little frame inserts on the computer indicating what photo to take and put in the frame! so they said things like “anna and daddy” “anna’s first day” “four generations” etc… they turned out SO CUTE… (and were easy and cheap) YAY! the mommy loved them.

Frames_4

i made yummy quiche, 2 different kinds of salads and served fresh fruit… my friend Leah made delicious sweet breads, muffins and rolls… it was really nice… i had a blast doing it!

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32 Comments

  1. christina cole 24 October, 2005 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    wow! you really went all out! i LOVE everything! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Lindsay Teague 24 October, 2005 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    well remind me to call you when it’s shower time in my house! Great looking room and awesome party ideas! What an inspiration!
    Lindsay

  3. Melissa H 24 October, 2005 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    what a great friend you are – you have a kind heart, heidi, and did a fabulous job! well done!!

  4. steph 25 October, 2005 at 5:01 am - Reply

    wow girl… you continue to amaze me! ๐Ÿ˜‰ first, the room looks FAB. seriously, i can’t believe there is actually furniture in this room/ the play structure is gone, foam bags, LOVE IT! i can’t wait to sit in here IRL – with my Casey’s coffee (hahaha) No, seriously the paint and window treatments pull it all together/it’s got a warm feel to it now. i don’t think the pink is overwhelming at all. Tell E if he can wear a pink shirt, he can live with a pink room!!
    the shower pixs look great! GASP in HKS term. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    s

  5. Ksea 25 October, 2005 at 5:22 am - Reply

    You had some great ideas, Heidi!! I love what I see.

  6. Jana 25 October, 2005 at 6:20 am - Reply

    What completely adorable ideas!! I esp. love the photo frames….I’m going to have to tuck that idea back in my memory bank for safe keeping.

  7. candace 25 October, 2005 at 6:36 am - Reply

    thanks for sharing heidi. inspirational.

  8. Jeanette 25 October, 2005 at 6:54 am - Reply

    Just amazing! I’m in awe of what you’ve created and accomplished. You should put out a craft decor for entertaining book!!!

  9. Leeann 25 October, 2005 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Beautiful room and shower, even Martha would have to agree.

  10. Janet O 25 October, 2005 at 8:54 am - Reply

    OHMYGOSH…the water bottles are such a great idea and I was looking for shower favors! How did you attach the labels to the bottles so they stayed put? I am SO doing this. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Kate 25 October, 2005 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Awesome shower ideas! Thanks for sharing – sounds like it was perfect!

  12. Kim 25 October, 2005 at 11:19 am - Reply

    So many great ideas! And love the pink!

  13. A 25 October, 2005 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    love it all!!
    Heidi…did you use photoshop for the signs in the frames? Just wondering what software you used. Looks awesome.

  14. Robyn 25 October, 2005 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    So beautiful Heidi – down to every little detail! I don’t know how you do it all! You are the ultimate party hostess – just beautiful! And your room looks fabulous too!

  15. melissa (momteacherwriter) 25 October, 2005 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    what an incredible baby shower!
    you are truly the most creative person!
    what fabulous ideas and everything is so beautiful!
    your room is gorgeous!
    thanks so much for sharing!
    i hope you know how much you inspire all of us! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Tracy 25 October, 2005 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Fabulous! I love the pink of the walls-such a pretty shade. And the shower items-amazing. So you. You never cease to inspire! Don’t stop!

  17. Talia 25 October, 2005 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    Heidi, this turned out so beautiful!! I always tell my best friend that as soon as she has a baby I’m doing her shower and you’ve given me awesome ideas. AAAaahhh! You have the best ideas and I loooove the walls!
    Talia:)

  18. marlo 25 October, 2005 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    Wow!!! You AMAZE me!

  19. sarah green 25 October, 2005 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    Heidi you are an inspiration, I love the water bottles – are they a sticky label?? The clipboard is very cool – Martha certainly has competition!!!!

  20. Sarah 25 October, 2005 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Can you host my next party? I love all the personal touches you made. Awesome ideas! The pink room is very charming. Look forward to seeing more photos.

  21. Linda A (elendae) 25 October, 2005 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Fantastic!! You could have a second career as a party planner. You rock, Heidi!!

  22. michelle hill 25 October, 2005 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    LOVE the room…:) and the baby shower stuff…such presentaion…Great Job!
    Michelle

  23. michelle hill 25 October, 2005 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    LOVE the room…:) and the baby shower stuff…such presentaion…Great Job!
    Michelle

  24. michelle hill 25 October, 2005 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    LOVE the room…:) and the baby shower stuff…such presentaion…Great Job!
    Michelle

  25. Michelle Hill 25 October, 2005 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    LOVE the room…:) and the baby shower stuff…such presentaion…Great Job!
    Michelle

  26. Michelle Hill 25 October, 2005 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    LOVE the room…:) and the baby shower stuff…such presentaion…Great Job!
    Michelle

  27. AmyG 25 October, 2005 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    wow!!! what a lucky girl to get all those goodies. Looks like a beautiful shower ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. kellicrowe 27 October, 2005 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    i’m taking notes for the baby shower i am hosting in Feb
    you are so on top of things right down to the painting of the room pink;)
    kellicrowe

  29. Jen 27 October, 2005 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    So, when I grow up? I want to be a hostess just like you! Oh, crud, I’m already grown-up. Am I too late?
    Everything looked fabulous!

  30. Jen 27 October, 2005 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    So, when I grow up? I want to be a hostess just like you! Oh crud, I’m already grown-up! Am I too late?
    Everything looked fabulous!

  31. Carrie 3 November, 2005 at 11:25 am - Reply

    Does her mom know how lucky she is to have *Heidi Swapp* host her baby shower?!? ๐Ÿ™‚ Eveything looks soooo cute!

  32. Julie Hickey 14 November, 2005 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    Wow, wow, wow! What fab ideas. You are the queen of pink creativity ๐Ÿ™‚

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