Monday, May 3, 2010

Shower Crafts

So, I spent Saturday getting the favors, centerpieces and the table game ready for my daughter's baby shower. It's not until June 13th, but this Grandma is ready!
The centerpieces are Yankee Candles, the theme is Sweet Pea, because that's what I call the grandbaby to be. Although the ultra sound predicts a boy - we went with the color green instead of the traditional baby blue. The table game, with the centerpiece as it's prize, is something I stole years ago from a shower that I went to. Each page of the little booklet asks the reader to survey the table of ladies and see who has the longest hair, largest purse etc. Then the final rhyme winner wins the center piece at the end.
The tag on the wrapped candle has a sweet little sentiment..."To all the family and friends of mine, thank you for sharing in this joyous time. To celebrate my life on Earth, Please light this candle on the day of my birth". Cute huh?
The table will also be flanked by green and white polka dotted cupcakes. YUMMMMY! That way we'll not have to worry about cutting the cake. We can visit and generally swoon over all the adorable baby gifts. Which is what happens at most baby showers anyway, am I right?

The favors are Hershey bars wrapped in a special wrapper, thanking the guests for thier gift and their special thoughts. The honoree is a HUGE chocolate lover, and well, so am I. I ate one while wrapping them. Sorry future guest, had to try out the chocolate.

The favors will also have a hidden number on the back, for door prizes.
I'm a little bit excited about the arrival of this 1st grandson - can you tell?
Now all that's left is the invitations! Anyone care to help address them? Stamp lickers unite!


Robin said...

you are awesome...SArah & baby are so lucky!!

Susan said...

Can I come to this awesome fun-sounding shower? I buy really thoughtful and creative gifts. I have to warn you though that I usually win all the games!

I love that candle idea, very smart and sweet, too.

You only ate ONE Hershey bar? That's what I call restraint.

Sarah said...

I will help with the invites, just let me know when! The two of us can put on some tunes and pop them out...

Mimi's Toes said...

Looks and sounds like the perfect Baby shower! You are one organized Grandma...I really love the sweet pea candle idea. Very clever! I know you are so anxious to meet your new grandson. I am so happy for your family. Happy Shower planning! It's so fun!

Dianna said...

Ok...I know I'm not hormonal but I CRIED about that candle!!!! The idea ans sentiment are PERFECTION! Love it!

You done good Grandma*!*
: )