well this one's epic.
at least for me it is.
i've been talking about a
certain baby shower for awhile and
as promised, today's post is all about
that day i prepared for awhile ago.
i've done hundreds of parties over the years
and i guess the more you do stuff
the better you get an eye for how and what to do.
so i put forth all i had into
what you are about to see.
so without further ado,
ladies and ladies and a few gents maybe,
may i present to you:
a quick look at the food,
but 'round here, desserts are always first.
the party was for my friend's daughter and was held
in their huge lanai area.
those desserts are sitting right
smack in the middle of the lanai
on top of a pool table covered in
everything you see i made and had or bought,
except for this:
ain't she a beauty?!?!
the mom-to-be got it from a local baker.
with everything i had to do,
there was no way i was signing up
to make the cake too.
i mean, even transporting it from
bakery to pool table was stressful,
as you can see here when dad-to-be
delivered it himself and said a certain
"s word" as it slipped and hit his shirt
when he laid it on the cake plate.
i thank my lucky stars i had
NOTHING to do with that cake. lol
anyway, i did make all the rest
as you can see here, and some i did make
a recent post about it if you care to check out
the archived stuff i made here on this blog.
so here ya go:
baby face macarons,
strawberry chocolate chip cookies,
oreos using candy molds,
gotta have brownies at a party,
and cake pops to match the centerpieces,
personalized pretzels in mom-to-be lindsey
and baby-to come olivia names
with little chocolate bows.
and finally cheesecake cups and dipped rice krispies which i put out last minute
cuz i wanted to keep them cold.
that's what went in the
empty domes you see here:
oh never mind, here ya go:
i had to cover up the desserts and not have them available til after lunch.
man they couldn't wait to dig in though,
and being in the center of the party sure didn't help any sugarholic self-control issues.
so here are the pink tables:
and the party favors up close.
that's a little fold up box in the lower left pic to put some desserts in to take home
for later since there was so much available.
and here's the decor i made except for the candles in the top left corner
which mom of mom-to-be made.
aren't they cute?
this table was at the entry way for guests
to sign with their fingerprint
on a purchased etsy fingerprint tree that
there was a game table too.
along with a basket of prizes.
and a create-your-own-headband-for-the-baby table.
grandpa-to-be made that pvc headband stand.
it's awesome isn't it?
oh hey you hungry yet?
i mean, we did eat dessert first
but how 'bout some hor d'ouevres?
and now that that's done,
we can finally get to the main meal:
chicken salad with and without croissants,
cucumber dill sandwiches, caesar salad,
pasta salad, mac n' cheese,
meatballs, and deli and antipasto platters.
ok now we are all full.
and that was how the 60+ guests ended their day.
(they had a hello welcome sign in the front too
that's not pictured cuz i took 513 pics altogether (?!?!?!?) and am still
a little tired from going through them all.
not to mention i had my son's 13th bday party
the weekend before with 22 kids.
with another 200+ pics i took.
i feel like a baby in need of a really
good meal and a diaper change.
i think the photo props i got/made
for the guests kinda summed up my mood
when it was all over...
someone tell those grandmas-to-be that those are bibs.
and that i needed one for the drool i had
from passing out after it was all done...
can't wait to have another party!