A Baby Sprinkle

Hey y’all! Remember me? Goodness, I was really hoping I would have some time to catch y’all up on our home progress before the craziness of fundraising for Rwanda started but obviously, I haven’t. We are in full fundraising mode with our first big one- a BBQ sale and concert this weekend. We’ve been going 90 mph getting ready for that and our annual huge, indoor yard sale that is a few weeks away.

I guess I didn’t have enough on my calendar because this past weekend, I agreed to help host a baby sprinkle for my best friend, Jessica. Because this is her second babe, we kept things simple. It really was more about sharing with her how excited and loved this baby boy will be!

But, you know me, I can’t do a shower sprinkle and not do at least a few decorations. This is nothing in comparison to the shower I threw her for Kaylen but she needed more stuff then and I had way more free time!

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Chalkboard sign complimentary of Cory. You can see how he does all our chalkboard signs here.

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He also free handed the canvas umbrella guestbook. I completely forgot to get a picture with all the “raindrop” thumbprints!

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My co-host, Amanda, booked the room for us so I had no idea going in to it exactly what I would need as far as decorations. You can never go wrong with fabric garland and paper straws, amirite?

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The blue punch was the easiest drink recipe I’ve ever made. It was just a 2L bottle of Sprite and Blue Hawaiian Punch with a little bit of ice thrown in there to chill it.

Hey, I told you we kept it simple!

And Cory {who only drinks water} told me he felt bad because he wanted to drink the whole container because it was the best thing he ever drank. A bit of a stretch? Maybe. But it was pretty good.

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I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the clouds. And then proceeded to knock it off the couch. Whoops! Mama needs a new desk.

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It felt like 105 degrees on Saturday and our ice cream sundae bar hit the spot!

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The clouds and raindrops didn’t turn out exactly like I had envisioned but that’s a risk you take when you’ve never seen the location before. I do think they were still adorable, though!

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The only picture I got of Miss K’s outfit. She’s so ready for her brother to be here!

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Mama and Kaylen with the hostesses. And Kaylen bringin the ‘tude.

And with her baby sprinkle, I do believe everything is just about ready for little man to enter this world! In a short 6 weeks, he’ll be here for us all to love on and spoil!

Favorite Party I’ve Hosted

Happy Tuesday, friends. I’m linking up with Andrea for Show & Tell Tuesday and today we are talking about our favorite party we’ve hosted.

Favorite Party I've Hosted

If you’ve been around this blog for awhile, you know that I love hosting showers for my friends. From the decorations to the invitations, all the way down to the food selection and flowers, I just adore planning parties to celebrate milestone events in their lives.

It’s hard for me to narrow down my absolute favorite because they’re all special but if I had to choose just one, it would be the Sweet Beginnings Baby Shower I hosted for my best friend Jessica. It was this shower that I discovered my love for event planning and realized I wasn’t too shabby at it, either.

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Since this shower three years ago, I’ve hosted so many more showers and parties and each time, enjoy it more and more. Some are on the blog but a few where before it existed {boo, I know!}. Heck, I’ve even planned a shower I wasn’t able to attend!

A few more of my favorites are…

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Kaylen’s Chevron Rainbow 1st Birthday {Jessica and I tagged teamed this one!}

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Kristen’s Rustic Bridal Shower

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Tiffany’s Vintage Baby Shower

Do you enjoy planning parties? What are your favorite type of events to plan?

You can see all of my parties here.

this post is also linked with Sweet Little Ones.

Vintage Baby Girl Shower

Y’all may remember like two months ago I mentioned helping throw a shower for Daniel and Tiffany. {yes, the ones that just had Miss Selah. oops!} Well, with the craziness of the holidays, I never got around to sharing the shower.

So today rather than do my normal weekend recap {because we really didn’t do anything that exciting}, I’m sharing the sweet little details from their Vintage Baby Girl Shower that Bentley and I hosted.

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Many of the items were re-purposed from Nick and Bentley’s vintage themed wedding back in May {coolest wedding I’ve ever attended}. Re-purposed items are my favorite to use!

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Since this was one of their last showers, the parents-to-be requested gift cards in lieu of gifts. Bentley came up with this cute idea to hang the cards on the little Christmas tree.

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The day of the shower was a cold and rainy one so we couldn’t have picked a better meal than chili beans and cornbread.

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A Christmas ornament for Miss Selah :) Now that Christmas is over and all.

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The mama-to-be with the hostesses.

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Daniel’s family.

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Cory and I are so blessed to get to do life with these people.

My favorite part about this shower was I didn’t have to do it alone. Honestly, Bentley handled the hardest parts like invites and the menu. After being in Austin the weekend before, it was so nice to not have any stress and still throw a very sweet Vintage Baby Girl Shower for Daniel and Tiffany.

90s Party

Since we are officially over a month out from our community group’s 90s party, I figured I should share all the rad decorations we had.

Keep in mind that as of the night before this party, I had zero {zilch, nada} decorations done. But I kept the decorations simple and Cory and Gracie were troopers and helped me pull off a totally phat 90s party.

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My cupcake stand was made out of boxes spray painted black and cassette tapes we ganked from the thrift store, spray painted and wicked glittered.

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Like the decorations, I kept the food simple and, like, so totally 90s including Bugles, homemade Dunkaroos, Ringpops and some Nerd-sprinkled cupcakes.

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For my backdrop, I used a black plastic tablecloth and squirted different colors of craft paint all over it. Easy peasy. I thought it turned out mad tight.

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We drank Cheerwine and Orange Crush with some wack pineapple straws. NOT!

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You can read all about my fly 90s photobooth here.

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And what 90s Party is complete without some good ‘ole VHS tapes…

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…Ninja Turtle bean bag, which was da bomb…

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…and of course, Super Nintendo ?

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The costumes were probably the best part of the party. Everyone did a great job channeling their inner 90s self.

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And some Ringpops all around. All that and a bag of chips.

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So this party was all of Cory’s 90s dreams come true and I’m so glad we were able to pull it off and have such a great time with our community group. Themed parties may be my new favorite kind of party to throw :)

Thanks to Cory for all the 90s vocab!