Baby showers are part of the fun of having a baby. So glad I’m having a girl as there are sooooo many cute ideas out there, almost too many to choose. I have a thing for flamingos, not really sure why but remember them in my grandmothers backyard when I was a kid and they always made me smile. Granted over the years I have developed a taste for shiny objects, so why not paint some of the flamingos a metallic pink and the rest cover in sparkles. This is where I say I have the best husband ever as he spent an evening in the yard with a sea of flamingos and a can of pink spray paint. Now he has a metallic sheen to his fave shorts. Whoops. Thank god my sister in law found some ‘already made’ sparkly flamingos as I had jars upon jars of pink sparkles ready for Terry. Even though he will do anything for me, it’s funny what a pregnant woman can get away with. I even had my mom sitting in the backyard staining the memory box. My goal was to have everyone write something about myself or my husband and when our baby is old enough we can sit together and read them. Dangerous I know. I haven’t peeked and don’t intend on it. This will be something fun we can do together later on and might bring up some stories and feelings that we totally forgot about. YAY DIY!
I’m a huge DIY person incase you can’t tell and it all started with painting a table cloth in a semi tie dye way. That turned into a 2 week project. It really looked so much easier online! Once all that effort was invested there was no going back. I had my paint and brush and everything in the house was fair game. Thanks to some amazing local vendors I was able to add more elements and save my sanity. Well at least some of it!
I wouldn’t have had such a beautiful day without some help from old friends and new. Working with great vendors can really make an event. The stunning cake from TLC Theme Cakes totally made the sweet table. Tina was able to tie the gold into the flamingo feathers and did an ombre cake I wish I had at my wedding. Actually that cake was 100 times better than the one I had at my wedding!
Fancy It Pretty supplied some super cute pillows, wall prints and flamingo theme cake trays. I had been following Hailey on instagram for a while and when she posted photos of some flamingo theme trays my mouth dropped. Someone else on the same track as me. I don’t know anyone that shared my love for flamingos or saw how much potential they have until now. Granted I see them everywhere these days but I like to think I knew about this trend long before!
What little girls party would be complete without some tutu’s?!?!? Flirty Bambini Trends by Baby Fashionista and I have worked together in past and as always she provided a some sickeningly cute tutu’s for decor. I can’t wait to have this little one and dress her up in all things tulle. Watch, I’m going to have a little girl who hates dresses, pink, sparkles, and anything girly. My mom always said ‘I hope you have a child just like you’…. I was a perfect child except for not wanting to dress like a girl or have pink walls or play with barbies….. So who knows. They do say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
With every good party theres a loot bag. In this case I wanted to give the girls something they would use and love. Jaime from Nostalgie Soaps made some custom goodies to match the theme. Hearts, pink, sweets. UGH I just want to hang out in the bath until this baby comes. I bet I could get away with it too!
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