Saturday, September 2, 2017

Baby Shower Planning

I have been busy putting things together for the baby shower that we are giving Jess next month.  It is going to be a  "mad tea party"  theme.
 
 
We will have tea sandwiches, different salads, pastries, and a tea bar with assorted teas.  Jess' mother-in-law will be making most of the food.
 
 
 
Nel's so funny, she's been ordering items on line, and a surprise package has been arriving in the mail every day.  Pink tulle and a banner came one day, and yesterday these Alice in Wonderland playing cards came that we will use as a table decoration.  She's the best party planner.  I found some glittery tissue paper in baby colors. 
 
 
I will start looking around for pretty plates, cups, and napkins to go with the theme.  Jess has been picking up vintage tea cups here and there, and I'll show you later what they will be used for.
 
 
We thought this was a cute Pinterest idea.  Have each guest write a little something on one of the diapers, and Jess will enjoy reading them during those late night feedings.
 
 
So many fun ideas.  Can't say too much more, as I don't want to spoil the surprises for Jess.  I do think that the planning is almost as fun as the party!

 
~Sheri

33 comments:

Susie said...

Sheri, I love the tea party idea. More than just baby stuff ...as Jess is to become a mommy. I know you are getting excited also. I love the teacups. You will have plenty to post about after the party. I adore that diaper idea..it would be good to have each guest bring a children's book as a card.:):) Blessings to you for a fun weekend. xoxo,love you girl, Susie

Jeanie said...

This will be the best shower ever! I love the theme -- tea, Alice, pretty cups! Oh, very clever. And the diaper writing -- now that's a terrific idea. So many fun things you can do -- she's going to adore it!

Regine Karpel said...

Beautiful.

Karen said...

What fun! Everything looks so pretty. Wish I could be a fly on the wall! She will treasure all these memories.

Sandi said...

Love the cups, Sheri! But the look so fragile stacked up like that. Be careful! ;-) Made me gasp a little.

DUTA said...

Any new-born baby is a a guest of honor, and as such needs to have a warm, happy welcome by mom-to-be and family.
I'm sure the shower party will be a very successful one as you, and the girls are great planners with plenty of ideas. You've already got a theme, food menu outline, lovely cups, diapers for guests to write messages on them, and parcels on the way.

Red Rose Alley said...

OoOOHhHHHhhh, I'm so excited!! I love all your plans so far! And how fitting that Susie suggested the children's book idea. We'll be doing that too.

~Jess

It's me said...

Owwww i wish i could come....i love babyshowers ...love Ria x ❤️ Happy weekend

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

HOW adorable is this idea??!!! I have to say that the late night diaper idea is THE BEST!!! How nice will that be when she's dog-tired and wanting to cry herself (we know it happens) but she'll read these sweet messages and get a boost! LOVE it!

A Casa Madeira said...

Hi Sheri, I like to visit you and see what's new.
I love cups! wanted to have a great kitchen k.
I drink tea every day.
Good start to the month of September.
janicce.

LoveT. said...

Lovely Ideas for the Baby Shower! The Photos are beautiful Sheri. :)

Happy Weekend <3

RaeAbigael said...

ohh this is gonna be so fun sheri!! I'm a big fan of Alice in Wonderland and just by going through this planning excites me! I can't wait to see the event itself! :)

xoxo, rae
http://www.raellarina.net/

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

The baby shower you and the girls are planning sounds great. I love the Mad Tea Party idea. The diaper notes will mean so much to Jess when she uses them. I love that idea, Sheri. The teacups you have photographed are beautiful. It sounds like it will be a grand and fun affair. You are going to love being a grandmother, Sheri. ♥

Patricia said...

Oh this is so pretty and exciting Sheri. I never had a baby shower, I don't think they were happening in Australia back then! It must be great fun and I love your teacups and ideas very much. Can't wait to see it all.

Rose said...

this is going to be one great shower...so many great ideas!

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

Between the two of you, this is going to be one fun and pretty baby shower! Such sweet ideas :)

xxx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Now that's a great theme! So many pretty colors and accessories to make this truly a magical time. Enjoy yourselves!

nonie everythingsewing said...

So many cute ideas, love the theme of the shower. Looking forward to seeing pictures of it all put together.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh so many cute ideas and I think the theme is wonderful. A little girl, you are going to spoil her rotten LOL.

Love all the cups and can hardly wait to see all the pictures that you will be posting.

Hugs,
Mary

Lowcarb team member said...

You're all going to have a super fun time ...
Exciting plans ahead!

All the best Jan

Marilyn Miller said...

Planning a tea party is indeed alot of fun. This is a fun theme and I will look forward to seeing what you do with it. I have done this theme twice, but for kids.

TARYTERRE said...

the tea party is a terrific theme for the baby shower. looks like you have some neat ideas. love the diapers. you must be getting so excited.

Pam Jackson said...

Oh I love that idea of the diaper and the tea party! So neat. Planning showers and parties is a lot of work. Can't wait to see what you come up with for the whole party. Keep us posted.

White Lace and Promises said...

How adorable. I can't wait to see what you do. I may have to use your theme the next time around. Hope you are doing well. Glad I dropped by.

Imogen said...

That's the best idea for a theme. I know it's going to be amazing. Looking forward to seeing more of it.

Weekend-Windup said...

Beautiful idea. Enjoyed reading your surprises for her. She would really enjoy it:)

Debby said...

Adorable. Can I come? lol

baili said...

What else event would be better than "tea Party" .
Happy baby shower to dear Jess!!!!

Elegant crockery!
these little cups are sooo pretty .
surprises grew in the fields of loving hearts and i wish you all the best for this Sheri!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Sheri, what fun to plan this darling shower for Jess. Love the diaper idea and the teacup theme. It's going to be perfect with you and Nel doing the planning. Have fun and can't wait to see more.
Hugs, xo

Susan said...

Oh Sheri, you girls know how to throw a party. The wedding was a gala and now the baby shower sounds fantastic. What a great theme! Oh, it's going to be so much fun! Wish I could come! Sheri, thanks for all your faithful visits to my labor of love. You just have no idea how much I appreciate them. Hugs. Susan

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a lovely baby shower theme, Sheri! So many pretty things.....You must be over the moon with excitement for the new arrival! Love the late night diaper idea - so cute. Sending hugs xx Karen

Carla from The River said...

I want to come. :-) It sounds like a great time. I am so excited to see the photos. I agree, planning the party is just as fun.
Love, Carla

Pilar said...

This looks like it's going to be such a fun baby shower Sheri!