Guest Post: Two Baby Showers with Sarah Johnson

Guest Post: Two Baby Showers with Sarah Johnson
A friend of mine recently had a baby shower. Actually she had two: one for a co-worker and one for family & friends. I absolutely love party planning, and so does my close friend Jenny. The two of us bounced ideas around, made lists, went shopping, baked goodies, made decorations and generally had a lot of fun throwing these two parties.

Guest Post: Two Baby Showers with Sarah Johnson
The first theme was Elephants in the colors yellow & grey. The second was Duckies with the colors yellow and pink. Since both parties had the color yellow in common, we were able to make the same favors for both parties, which saved us a lot of time and money. The mommy-to-be had a garden full of Chicks and Hen plants that she wanted to give to everyone, which saved us even more money. I found the little metal pots at Ikea for 1$ each, wrapped each one with decorative ribbon from Michael’s craft store, and adhered personalized labels to each pot.

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Guest Post: Two Baby Showers with Sarah Johnson
I also found large tea light candles at Ikea, and they were the perfect size for the 2 inch round text labels. Each candle was placed in an organza bag with a label attached to the bottom that read:

Here’s a candle for you to light,
once the stork has made her flight.
With the flicker of the flame,
say a prayer in Halle’s name.

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And finished with a matching gift tag. Both parties were a lot of fun to put together, and everyone really had a great time. We received thousands of compliments on the decor and the favors. Our mommy friend had a blast opening presents and showing off her beautiful tummy. At the end of the day Jenny and I felt so blessed that we were able to be there for our friend and the little life she was bringing into the world.

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Josephine Guicciardi is the nom de plume of our creative Evermine blogger. With romantic connections to Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Immortal Beloved” love letters, it is in keeping with the blog’s themes of love and joy. The great composer writes the famous words “ever thine, ever mine, ever ours” to a woman who remains a mystery to this day. Two of the most likely objects of his adoration are Josephine Brunsvik and Guilietta Guicciardi, and it’s from these two women that Josephine Guicciardi draws her persona.


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