This past weekend I co-hosted a baby shower for a coworker, and it was a beautiful day! Her sweet little girl is due in August, and it is hard to believe how quickly she will be here (can you believe 2014 is almost half over?!).
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
For a sweet treat to-go I made chocolate covered pretzel rods.
Simply melt chocolate, cover the pretzels, then decorate as desired. I decorated some pretzels with sprinkles and others I drizzled with more chocolate.
Wilton makes pretzel rod bags that come with twist ties to package nicely.
I had a few old frames lying around my house that I wasn't planning to use, so I decided to paint the frames pink and spray paint the back with chalkboard paint.
And ta-da, you have yourself a pink chalkboard! That easy!
Instead of tissue pom-poms, I decided to make some poms using tulle. I purchased my tulle for pretty cheap from Walmart, and then on top of that, they honored a 40% off JoAnns coupon that I had.
It was such a great deal that I almost felt a little dishonest about it!
To make the poms, wrap the tulle around a 12 inch book (I wrapped 25 times). Remove the tulle from the book and secure in the middle. Trim the edges and fluff.
I made quite a few of these guys and incorporated them everywhere... as part of the centerpieces, on a welcome table, fireplace mantle - pretty much anywhere that had an open space!
I knew that I wanted to have a few vases of flowers on each table, but I didn't want to buy vases that were too big as they would require twice as many flowers.
To avoid buying vases, I used our drinking glasses and using double-sided sticky tape, I taped ribbon around the glass. It was a great way to have "vases" that weren't too big.
I made 12 of these in total (and bought about 5 dozen flowers - which was plenty).
I cut out an absurd amount of onesies that I put on sticks and placed pretty much anywhere that I could think of. Paper is cheap and it was a great way (although a bit time consuming) to dress up forgotten spaces (putting a few onsies in the bathroom, etc.).
Isn't that baby topper made out of fondant incredible?! I wouldn't be right to eat that thing...! It was purchased from this Etsy shop.
Instead of a guest book, everyone signed diapers for the mom and dad to use during late night changes. Some of the diapers were pretty hysterical...!
It was a beautiful day celebrating and showering the deserving parents-to-be!