This past weekend a few of my closest friends threw an amazingly beautiful (and so tasty!) baby shower for a very sweet friend of mine. Thank you so much to Abby, Kortni & Megan for making this so special for Shay!
Baby Vera, I hope you know how loved and prayed for you already are (and just how much I love your mommy!)
I wanted the shower to be beautiful, feminine and soft with lots of pink details.
Tulle Pom Poms
(I created these using my own simplified version of this tutorial.)
But more than decorations and yummy food we use these special moments (baby & bridal showers alike) to display and teach about Christ's love. We do this in a variety of ways. The first is through these cute little Love Notes. We asked everyone to fill out a 'Love Note' for baby Vera. A prayer or favorite bible verse that Shay could put in Vera's baby book. We want Vera to know just how much she means to us and more importantly how much she is loved by God... even before she was born!
The second way we display Christ's love is through a time of devotion & prayer. I taught on this passage from Deuteronomy 11:18-19. It is a beautiful reminder of the responsibility we have as mothers who are striving to teach their children to love the Lord.
We use prayer cards like this and the guests volunteer to pray for the specific request listed on the card. Feel free to download these for the next shower you throw!
On to the details!
The menu was soups and salads with lots of yummy appetizers and desserts.
Homemade strawberry cupcakes.
(Recipe from Martha Stewart. of course.)
We served strawberry lemonade out of mason jars made complete with these adorable pink & white paper straws.
For tasty edible favors, our sweet friend Abby made these delightful chocolate covered pretzel sticks in pink, peach and white.
In lieu of games, we decided to get crafty instead! Abby (from Three Little Acorns) created a 'Make a Headband' station for baby Vera. She made about a million flowers that were later crafted into headbands and clips by the guests at the party. (We saw this cute idea here.)
I hope you enjoyed all the little details!
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Thanks Kortni for helping me capture all the special details.