Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Five Little Monkey's Baby Shower pictures

to see details about the party decor check out positively perfect under baby showers


It's finally happened! I've been so excited to do this baby shower for a good friend of mine. We've been talking about it and getting stuff together for a month at least and to see it all come together was so great.

This is the banner I made for her shower. She is having her fifth child and it's a boy. So what better way to celebrate than to have a shower for her, because having five kids deserves a party!
We served one of my favorites salads from the "Domestic Diva's Party Cook book" (all recipes at the end of the post), strawberries and cheesecake dip, hot artichoke dip with baguettes, and of course cupcakes. The punch was the Citrus Sunshine punch. It was all so yummy!


These are the favors we sent home with everyone. Chocolate sprinkles in these cute tins. Also the prizes for the games, salt water taffy in coordinating colors.

One of the games was design a onsie. We used fabric markers and stamps to create a unique onsie for the baby. Mom picked the winner.
The other game we played was guess what's in the bag. In each bag was a baby item that started with that letter. Here's what we had: B-bib A-applesauce B-burp cloths Y-yellow rubber duck S-socks H-hats O-onsie W- washcloths E- electrical plugs R-rattle


The results from the design contest

Sorry I didn't get pictures of the backs of these they were really cute as well.

It was so fun just to visit and get excited about the arrival of this new baby. We are so excited for you Lynne.
A big thank you to Dacia for all your help.

Ok here's the recipes;
Salad de Maison
2 bags of hearts of Romaine lettuce or 2 heads of Romaine lettuce, rinsed
1 carton cherry tomatoes, cut in half or 1 carton grape tomatoes
3/4 C shredded Parmesan Cheese
8oz shredded Swiss Cheese
1 package center cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 C seasoned croutons
1 package (4oz) slivered almonds, toasted
Dressing (recipe follows)
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Just before serving toss with dressing.

Dressing
3/4 C oil
Juice of 1 lemon
2 to 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
or 1 tsp chopped garlic
1/4 to 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Combine all ingredients, mixing well and chill overnight.

Hot Artichoke Dip
8oz. cream cheese-softened
1 C mayo
1- 14oz. can or jar of artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
2 green onions, sliced thin
1/2 C grated Parmesan cheese
1 C grated Motz. cheese
Dash of hot sauce
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper
*beat all ingredients together. Transfer to pie plate and bake at 350 for 30-40 min

Cheesecake Dip
4oz cream cheese, softened
1/3 C sour cream
3 Tbs powdered sugar
1 Tbs milk
1/8 tsp almond extract
1 pint fresh strawberries
1/4 C crushed graham crackers

In a mixing bowl beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sour cream, sugar, milk and almond extract and mix well. Transfer to a serving bowl. Place washed strawberries and graham cracker crumbs in separate bowls. Dip strawberries in cream cheese mixture then into graham cracker crumbs.

And you can get the punch recipe here

Thanks to all who came!


7 comments:

Corrine said...

yay!! thanks for the recipes!! The baby shower last night was AWESOME!!

Kaylee said...

I absolutely LOVE your decorations!! What a cute idea for a baby shower!

Kelli said...

looks like lots of fun. Great colors

Meredith Wilcox said...

You are the hostess Queen. It was so much fun. Thank you again.

Cassie said...

I saw the link from Dacia's blog, and just wanted to tell you that it looks amazing. So Cute!!

Dan~Kerstin~Bree said...

Cute baby shower (I saw it on Creative Party and Shower Ideas). I am helping with a few baby showers coming up and one is brown and blue. Thanks for the great ideas!

PS-I love lia sophia too! (I sell it and the new catalog is gorgeous)!!

Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

What a cute shower this is!! You did a great job!...And baby #5!!Whoosh, I'm tired just thinking about it! ; )

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