Let's start with the invitations. My sister and brother in law have decided to wait until Baby T (as we like to call him/her) comes to find out their gender. I knew I wanted the invitations to be gender neutral, but it was difficult to find something that represented my sister. I decided to hand make her invitations. I printed the words on to card stock and used scrap book paper as an accent to off set the white card. Then I put different zoo animals and boy/girl decorations around the cards and added a little teddy bear to each one. Each card I made was different, and I created 50 total!!! It was a ton of work but definitely worth it :-D
It was SO much fun to be able to create these unique invitations for my sister!
I know she loved them as much as I loved making them!
And now onto the decorations! My sister has always loved and collected teddy bears so it was super easy to decorate. I borrowed some of the bears she had in her childhood room at my parents house. I placed the smaller, collectible ones around on the tables with some confetti and a little vase of flowers. Then, I put the bigger, stuffed bears on the mantle with some books for Baby T. I also handmade a wreath that we hung from the mantle. And Miss Betty made the most special Teddy Bear cake for Leigh Ann.
The mantle and wreath
Teddy Bear Cake- so yummy!
Ok and now for some people haha! Here are some pictures from the actual shower. It was such a wonderful time and I know Leigh Ann felt so blessed to have so many wonderful women gather to celebrate her and her new family.
Leigh Ann walking into her first baby shower!
The girls were talking to Baby T and they felt a kick! So fun!
I just realized that I have also known these girls 20+ years! haha I have always been welcomed and loved by Leigh Ann’s friends, as well. Thank you for that!
Standing with all the presents!
a fun froggy rug friend- it was so soft!
Leigh Ann with the gift I got for Clint to open after the shower. I had her open to show everyone though because it is so awesome. It has little bears with with camping stuff on it! Like a fire, flashligh and walking stick. It is precious. I even heard that Baby T might even wear it home from the hospital, if Baby T is a boy!! haha so fun!
My mom makes us girls a special basket filled with baby goodies! She did it for me when I had Ella Rae and has now done it for Leigh Ann and Baby T!
Leigh Ann’s baby shower was wonderful! I enjoyed being a part of it as much as I enjoyed making it happen.
Happy First Baby Shower Seester- I love you and Baby T so much.