baby shower

August 15th, 2011

a few weeks back my friends and I threw a baby shower for our dear friend who was about to pop. She has since popped (!) but I thought I’d share a few of the things I made for the party. The floofs [above], as my daughter called them, were by far my favorite thing to make. There are many tutorials floating around for them–and many names–but I found this method to be the easiest.

You might recognize these painted cups from a design sponge tutorial a while back. I did exactly what they told me to do and pretty much copied their color scheme to boot.

While I had the paint brushes out, I slapped a bit of paint on some cardstock. When the paint was dry I cut circles out of the painted paper. Then invited a friend of mine over for wine and projects, so she could write (with her beautiful handwriting) all the potential baby names our friend had come up with.  We glued them together with a bamboo skewer inside and called them cupcake toppers. I thought they turned out nicely–baby shower-y, but not goofy.  And don’t worry the baby is not named Moellendorf.

I made a few desserts too. They both were less than stellar because of the oppressive heat and humidity, but the lime curd cupcakes up there were very tasty–even if they did look a little worse for wear.  All in all, it was a very nice party. No horrible torture-the-pregnant-lady baby shower games, just a table full of delicious food and a house full of lovely ladies. Tomorrow maybe I’ll show you what I made for the baby..

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12 Responses to baby shower

  1. Dacia says:

    Those turned out so pretty! I love all your decor. What did she chose for her baby name? Such a cute idea to put the names on there–although all the baby showers I’ve been to lately the moms won’t tell you what the name is!

  2. craftytammie says:

    very mod, i love the colors and decorations! i don’t know if you’ve ever tried them, but i always bake my cupcakes in the silver foil liners. you can just use a cookie sheet and set the foil right on it, so it holds a few more than my muffin pan. makes for a pretty cupcake – lime curd sounds amazing!

  3. teri says:

    it all looks beautiful and modern!

  4. Marlena says:

    It was awesome. I want to be at every party you host.

  5. Carla says:

    I’ve been wanting to do that painted cup bit since I saw it, now I have too! They came out great, and the cupcakes sound extra delicious. Way to rule at entertaining! Is there anything you don’t rule at?

  6. mixette says:

    Moellendorf (tee hee!) The cups are so gorgeous. I wonder if you could do a permanent version at one of those glaze-your-own pottery places.

  7. Melissa Q. says:

    Is this for Lily? What a lucky (and deserving) lady. It looks like a fantastic party…did she make you butter as a thank you. I know how she gets!

  8. Suzanne says:

    Pretty decorations and yummy food. AND, no torture the Mom-to-be…win/win for everyone!

  9. Rachel says:

    What a beautiful party! Lime curd cupcakes sound delicious.
    I’m so glad my tutorial for the “floofs” was helpful for the decorations :-)

  10. The “floofs” look so beautiful hanging form the ceiling! I love your aesthetic, Elsie Marley.

    I think floofs would make a great mobile, hung from a branch or something. Near a fan, so that they can spin around. What baby wouldn’t love that? Now I’m really inspired!!

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  12. Steph says:

    Looks like an adorable party. The cupcake toppers are brilliant! I featured them over at my blog today, they’re such a great idea.