I recently helped throw a baby shower for a dear friend of mine. Recently as in yesterday!
I offer to help throw the party to about everyone I know who is expecting, due to how much fun I have planning and putting on a party. Makes since I love my Pampered Chef business so much!
I offered my help to my dear friend and she took my up on the offer, saying her mom was in much need of help to plan a baby shower. It seems when her mom was asked if she was going to throw the party the mom starred at her and asked "can we serve beer"? Of course I was thrilled, and her mom was thrilled to have help.
When my dear friend was over for a football game, we talked about a theme and googled a few ideas. We decided on 'pea and a pod' and she offered to just place the order for the cheesy 'flyer' style invites all pre-printed and boring. I am not one to be excited for that style when I am involved. I really like to make my own, I don't know that they really look better, but I just need a reason to use all my scrap booking and card making items. If I don't use them for that, I won't be able to buy new stamps and paper anymore! I don't have a picture of the invites anymore, however I had three peas in a pod on the front, one pea had a simple smiley face. The wording said "Peas join us, before the Peas joins us!"
The funny thing about that wording is that the said 'pea' joined us two weeks before the baby shower! She was between 4 and 5 weeks early. However considerably healthy, she was able to breathe on her own, and ate very well. Baby got to go home a week after surprising her parents. Sweet baby was very small and needed to be kept away from large groups of people and children for 4 to 6 weeks, so baby didn't attend her own shower, but mommy got to have a drink at the shower. And she was excited about that, understandably from the stress she had dealt with over the past two weeks!
I helped plan the simple and fun games, no melted candy bars in the diaper game, I really do not like that game! One game was blindfold diaper changing (on dolls.) The best part of this game is once the new mom was blindfolded, we changed out her 'average' sized baby doll, for a very large over sized bunny stuffed animal. Her reaction was very entertaining!
The new grandma had purchased many Pea in the Pod decorations and baggies. And I was asked, or maybe I begged, to make the cake. We decide on a two tiered cake, bottom flavor of chocolate cake with strawberries and butter cream filling, top tier was a strawberry cake with chocolate ganache filling. This is the first cake I have made that I got to eat with the group! I did enjoy being able to eat the cake.
I have kept you in suspense long enough, here is the cake. I am quite proud of it. I did have to get creative to cover up some spots where my fondant job was less than perfect, but I think I hid it quite well!