This past weekend I had the honor of helping to host a baby shower for my dear friend, Candice and her future all-star, Baby Luke! It is no secret, I have a deep down desire of being a party planner one day. So, I love all the frills and details of planning. I have to admit, this was one of my very favorites!
The inspiration was obviously Candice and Tim's love of the Razorbacks. But we were aiming for a southern chic tailgate party and I think it was all of that and more.
The invites were red, white and gray with pennants on them. So, we carried that throughout the shower. I loved the colors. Contrary to some beliefs, there is such thing as over the top Razorback, so we added subtle touches throughout the shower. The Arkansas fight song was written on the chalkboard on the dessert table.
The food table.
The menu consisted of BBQ Pork Sandwiches (yes, we eat pork here in Razorback country!), Sweet Potato Fries with Sweet Butter dipping sauce, Asian Coleslaw, Fruit Skewers and of course Cupcakes- Red Velvet, Apple Cake and Marshmallow Brownie.
Cute little pennants.
We used pennants to label all of the food, too.
The Sweet Potato Fries were served in cups with the Sweet Butter at the bottom.
And this was one of my very favorite details of the entire shower. I saw a similar idea online and copied it. They used Mason jars from a tree at a wedding, but Mason jars would have been too much. So, I found little glass bottles at Hobby Lobby, added a wire handle, added flowers and hung them with ribbon. Viola! It was the perfect baby shower decoration with the silver baby cups added.
There was Strawberry Lemonade, Sweet Tea and Water to drink out of what else but- Mason jars! Each jar was adorned with twine and a an "L" for Luke.
His name on a banner of course!
This did not go according to plan. As part of the hostess gift were were giving the month labels with Razorbacks! But, the labels did not make it in time, so it looked more like a plain ole clothes line. Still, cute, I guess, but not as we had planned!
More flowers hanging.
Little Cooper tried to sink his gums into a red velvet cupcake. Apparently, he already knows a good thing when he sees it! Look at those eyes!
A little sussie for Baby Luke and his family signed by all the guests. It will be perfect hanging in Luke's room.
The door wreaths with Luke's initials made out of diapers.
Razorback cookies for the guests to take home with them. The perfect ending!
My dear friend, Candice.
Ready to pass out!
Showers are hard work!
It was such a fun day so it was worth it all!