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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Faith's Vintage Country Baby Shower

Well it's only taken 5 months to write this post, but better late then never. Right?

Back in October I helped throw a baby shower for my best friends daughter in law.

She gave me free reign over the design/theme and I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Kelsey (the mother to be) is definitely a country girl at heart. So we went with a Vintage Country Shower.

My hubby's family owns a 200 acre farm. So of course this was the perfect location! Being as it was Oct., it was perfect weather to hold the party outdoors. Nestled next to an old farmhouse built in the 1800's and surrounded by nothing but nature and fields really set the tone of the party.

Instead of games we setup different "stations". The first station was an old desk we threw a lace tablecloth over, topped with an adorable lamp & name sign we picked up at Hobby Lobby, and some cards to fill out.

There was Advice for Mommy cards, and Notes to Faith. And if you didn't guess the new bundle of joys name yet. Yes, it is Faith. :)

We wanted to only spend money on decor that could be reused. So almost everything was bought or made to go in Faith's room after the party. Like the lamp and sign. The hot pink Faith name sign was actually just a black sign in the religious section of Hobby Lobby. I just spray painted it pink to match her room.

I think the best idea was actually the trailer we used to serve the food. I can't take credit for that though b/c it was actually my friends idea.

Tables, table cloths, candles, chalkboard menu's, mason jars, and an old wash tin holding glass soda bottles transformed this trailer into the cutest buffet area!

The back of the trailer held the carmel apple bar. This pic is before everything was setup. :( But you get the idea. We had sprinkles, candies, chocolate, and carmel to make the apples.

The pink and white stripe board was actually from my girls room. I just grabbed it to use to list all the toppings & instructions.

The rag garland hanging had to be my favorite piece of decor! I still want to make some for my girls. But after spending 3 hours on that one, I am still not ready to tackle another one!

When my friend asked me to help her throw this shower I said on only one condition. If I can do the dessert bar!

I don't know why but dessert bars are my favorite part to plan at parties.

I made oreo truffle cake pops, banana pudding, blueberry delight, & cheesecake.

I made the bunting banner out of the same fabric as the rag garland. But much easier and quicker to make!

The cake was probably the only problem we had the whole shower. First we had to find someone to make the cake last minute b/c of a little issue. Then the little banner I made was supposed to say "It's a Girl". But while we were setting it up, somehow the "I" fell off and floated away somewhere.

Last minute decision and we ditched the rest of the banner and just left it with "girl". Thankfully I think it still turned out beautiful.

I spray painted both the frame and the letter F. They now hang on Faith's bedroom door.

Everyone really enjoyed the craft stations. I think they were such a great idea, instead of the regular party games.

My friend wrote these little poems explaining the instructions for each craft and I just spray painted the frames.

There were 2 stations. The clippie making station (hair accessories), and the onesie making station.

We setup the clippie stations with ribbons, scissors, hot glue guns, buttons, and other cute little embellishments.

We got a bow board at Hobby Lobby (50% off), and hung it on the clothes line. Then everyone could pin their clippies to them when they were done.

For the onesie station we purchased onesies from newborn-12 months, fabric, scissors, and fabric glue. 

I still can't believe the creativity of these women. The onesies turned out awesome!

My hubby's grandmother has a clothes line right next to her house. So it was the perfect place to hang the onesies.

I just wish we got a pic of all of them lined up! There was sooo many great ones!

And to top it off my best friends hubby made these incredible signs. I saw a similar one on pinterest for a wedding. I could not believe how they turned out. "Having Faith" was such a cute saying and worked perfect for the baby shower.

We sat mason jars with lit tea light candles on them. Besides those lights we also had white string lights setup in the trees. The lights created such a great ambiance as the sun set. We had the shower in the evening just so we could capture this wonderful setting.

Sorry for so many pics! I blame it on pinterest. I got so many great ideas from there I had to show you all of them!

*Note* All photos taken by Lori Criscione.

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