Wednesday, February 24, 2016

My Sister's Baby Shower: Ahoy, It's a Boy!

My mom, Ashley, Jackie, Julie and I threw Anna a baby shower this past weekend! It was nautical themed: "Ahoy, it's a boy!" 

My incredibly talented sis-in-law created our darling invitations, and Julie made "gift bingo" using her designs. 

Anna's sweet MIL got her some amazing teeny-tiny (Irish) clothes for BBC.

Baby Boy Connolly's first pair of Chuck Taylors, thanks to Auntie Ash! 
Ashley's dress, left: similar here
Anna's dress, right: Anthropologie (not maternity)

One of the coolest parts of the shower was when the ladies colored their own block for baby boy. I had "boy colored" permanent markers at the table, and the guests decorated their own plain wooden block. (We just bought enough for every guest to color one-- very inexpensive from Amazon!). These will make a perfect collection for BBC! (Pick up permanent markers at Target or order from Amazon). 

Everyone had fun with the present-bingo! Julie also created cut-out paper anchors for the markers!

Baby boy will always support his mom and aunties' alma mater, even though he cannot attend. :-) 
Saint Mary's College onesie: here

Look how loved Anna and future baby boy are! 

I found this adorable idea on Pinterest when I discovered the block idea. Julie created this. Each guest signed a "balloon" and glued it onto this picture. The theme of BBC's nursery is elephants-- gray and navy-- so this was perfect! Then, I bought a frame from Target so Anna would be able to hang this in her nursery ASAP!

Another shot of the homemade blocks! 

Ladies hard at work coloring their blocks. 

Mommy-to-be just glowing! 

My dad's beautiful girlfriend, Patty, and my beautiful cuzzies and Aunt Leslie! 
Patty's adorable mixed media shirt: here.
Kara and Aunt Leslie similar tunic dresses:  here and here
Caitlin's two-tone sweater: great fringe option, here
Mom and dad-to-be! 

We looooooooove sweet Everly! 

Snuggles with Christina! 

Close up of my block. 

Anchor bags and decor! 

I was pretty stoked to be hosting! 
Boucle sparkly blazer, thanks to Jackie: similar here and here.

KJP bow bracelet: in green, here and polka dots, here
Ann Taylor colorblock dress: old, similar colorblock options here and here with a darling Peter Pan collar.
Monogram necklace: Moon and Lola
My mom and I bought labels from Zazzle for mini champagne bottles, water bottles and popcorn bags. They had Anna's due date on them and "Anna's about to Pop!"

Our lovely friends who came from North Dakota, Michigan and Ohio. Jackie is pregnant, too! Best friends due just days apart! 
Meg's navy fit-and-flare dress: here
Christina's dress: here
Jackie's dress: Asos maternity, here

Zazzle was the best place for stickers! Labels on water bottles, popcorn and champagne. 

The favors! Anchor bags! 
We had such a great time! My mom, sister, cousin and me. I absolutely loved being with my family this weekend! 
Mom's scarf: similar here.

What shower themes have you liked?

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