Monday, September 13, 2010

Come one, Come all! A baby shower for Jenson.












Last weekend my sister was in town, throwing a baby shower for her friend Abbie. With Abbie's sister Haley, they put together a carnival-themed shower with a candy bar, cotton candy, lemonade, and my favorite....a green apple buffet with toppings to choose from. I live off of green apples, and got sent home with leftovers. And a week later, I'm still chewing all those gumballs.

My sister is ridiculously creative, and designed and put together all the invitations, cupcake toppers, and paper goods. She told me she's always wanted to start a little business doing it on the side, and I think that once I get my website running, I will have to have a little section for all her cute little designs.

I've been to so many showers I can't even count them, and have thrown 4 baby showers in the last 3 years, myself. This was one of the most creative little themes I had seen, and it was a lot of fun.

Welcome baby Jenson!

31 comments:

Annie Kennedy said...

Too much goodness here to comment on! Wow! This is amazing photography and amazing design - you are so lucky that you get to do this so often! I've never seen anything like that green apple buffet - I must try that one day :) Can't wait to see a website of yours. Exciting stuff! :)

Aura said...

Thank you, Annie! I'm still dreaming about the apple buffet!! haha. I actually threw that idea in last minute because I was craving a caramel covered apple (it's State Fair season!)
They were sliced, with hot fudge, caramel, sprinkles, and peanuts as the toppings.

angie on maui said...

What a lucky little babe! Gorgeous shower and beautiful photos, as always. And now thanks to you, I have the munchies. I want a cupcake right now!

Hollie said...

this is the cutest shower ever!!! What a lucky mama to be!

mice_aliling said...

This is just too sweet. Yes, you should put a section for your sister :) I think it would mesh well with your site. You both are talented.

http://micealiling.blogspot.com/

shelly said...

cutest. baby shower. ever

Anna said...

I love the mom to be's outfit.

Tamara Nicole said...

What a stinkin adorable shower!!! Seriously when I need one do you guys wanna come out here to WA?! Hee hee

Aura said...

Thank you, ladies!

Tamara- I have joked (only halfway) with my Mom about starting a business together and being a party duo. She can cook like you would not believe, and her shower food is always AMAZING. She makes the prettiest food.

Check out this spread from the shower I had for my sister last year: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2672/4186645680_dafc3c510c_o.jpg
I just like doing the whole theme/decorating part.

Aura said...

And here is the food from my lingerie shower when Michael and I got married:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/116/285127695_79a6263051_b.jpg

And our couples shower:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/102/307088264_99d3ccf14e_b.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/109/307088176_98a22f2dc7_b.jpg

She made those little chocolate cups, too. She makes everything from scratch.

baby gifts said...

What a beautiful baby shower! I really love the theme, so creative! Your sister is so talented and “Abbie” is so lucky to have your sister as her friend. What a really great job! Thanks!

Miss Welcome said...

Wow! I love the theme. So beautifully done.

Sini said...

Amazing!I love the theme much, these decorations are perfect! I have never tasted cupcakes, these pictures makes me feel like baking those even more! And eat lollipops and cotton candy :)

You all in your family have such a talent to cook and create amazing things!

You should really start a business with your mom :)

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Wow, very creative indeed... Your photos are gorgeous!.

Ramona said...

wow... this is an amazing idea for a shower. I love getting inspiration like that! Thanks for sharing!

mice_aliling said...

The last photo looks yummy. The edi-bowls are a fantastic idea. And i have such weakness for desserts ;)

Valerie said...

Amazing shower and gorgeous mama to be! I love her curly hair. I love the idea of an apple bar and will probably be doing this for an upcoming bday party for my daughter. Thanks for sharing!

MelissaOK said...

Great idea! I love all the bright and cheerful colors. Baby showers are such a neat time... I love the themed ones (a great one shown here!) and I also love the simpler ones too. They're all special - celebrating a loved ones baby should always be, no?
Tell me do you use photoshop? I have photoshop elements, which of course is not as advanced, but I still need to figure out how to use it. I like how you put a solid color next to your photos...want to figure out how to do that! :)

Queen of the Rant said...

Oh my-so much time and effort went into this, I LOVE IT-you have such a perfect life!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I love this - carnival themes always make me smile. You and your sister are quite the talented duo! I can't wait to see your site and all the treasures you two have to offer!!! Congrats to your sisters friend, what an adorable name too!!!

jodi said...

so beautiful. and i love that the gorgeous mama is wearing her skirt over her belly. I haven't seen that before and it looks uber cute x

Sini said...

Hi Aura, If you need subjects what to write about, I would love to get decorating tips for the house!

I am struggling to make this french tiny apartment to look nice, I want to make it look like a home. I have been looking the older posts already and got great tips but if you have something to share, it would be great!

My Owl Barn said...

This is the cutest carnival shower ever! Those cupcake toppers are adorable!

mylifereinvented said...

Wow. Just wow. Super mom.

Amie said...

I love the ceiling and how it mimicks a tent top! So adorable.

Unfortunately I've only been to a few baby showers...I don't think I'm old enough because not many of my friends/family are getting married or pregnant yet. I suspect in a few years things will be BOOMING!

I can't wait.

Anonymous said...

wow,
that's really amazing!

*claps*

rayana

Taysa said...

My big brother's name is Jenson (spelled with an 'o' too!) He's turning 30 this year. *sigh* What a wonderful looking party!

Monica said...

so adorable! i wish i were that creative!

Naya said...

Wow, the shower looked amazing! I'm due in early January and thinking of having my shower just before Thanksgiving. I don't think it'll be nearly as wonderful as this! Great job :)

mama hussy said...

Lovey, this is gorgeous!! Of course, your photography skills are beautifully portrayed in this post. Also, your sisters shower ideas/skills are out of this world!! Please, tell her she is incredible!! And as I always enjoy saying to you, YOU are incredible!

daily mix LA said...

i love how this is decorated!