Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hey Jude!

One of the best parts about my station in life is getting to be "auntie" to all my best friends' babies. A couple weeks ago, Shannon's sisters, mom, and I threw her a shower. It turned out awesome! I was in charge of invites and decorations and helped with the cupcakes too.
I went with a vintage nautical theme -- which has been my favorite that I have done so far. I love anchors so the hunt was especially fun this time. Jude's room is decorated this way so the treasures I found doubled as part of my gift.
The anchors on the cupcakes were buttons from etsy. Who knew you'd have to tell people they weren't edible?! Oops.



The favors turned out great too. I put salt water taffy in a brown bag that I used an anchor punch to decorate. I tied it with blue baker's twine.


One of my very favorite parts was the banner I found at Land of Nod. I don't have a picture of it from the party, but this is the pic from the website.

The last pic is one of my favorites -- mom, grandma, and all the aunties. As always, I'm most definitely his favorite.



Overall, I'd say it was a success!


P.S. Yes, that's my sister in the family picture. She's engaged to Shannon's brother and yes, it's slightly strange how my worlds have collided. I'm super happy for her though.


P.P.S. I need a nice camera so I can take good pics.