Thursday, September 22, 2016

Emma's Nautical Baby Shower.

The last weekend in August my sisters and I threw a baby shower for our sister, Emma. Prior to the shower, I asked my sister what theme she wanted and she said a nautical theme. And that was that. Colleen had a nautical baby shower almost two years prior and so I was already inspired and thank God for Pinterest. What did we all do before Pinterest? I’m not sure.

If you know me you know I often say that I’m not really a creative person. Everyone likes to disagree with me but trust me, I’m not. I know what I want, I know what goes well together but if you asked me to create something, I’m stumped. Well, in doing this shower some creative juices began to flow and I think overall the shower turned out beautifully plus I was able to have my detail queen come out. If you know me you know how much I appreciate the details!

I say this every time we have any type of event but I need some photographer friends, like immediately. Hosting a shower and also taking pictures was not the easiest task and because of that I don’t think the pictures turned out as great if I was just responsible for taking pictures. I told my sister I’ll make up for it with as many future family pictures she wants. Jokes on her because I would have done that anyway ;)

The colors I decided on were simple; navy, white, grey and accents of yellow. I saw a cake on Pinterest that inspired me to design my sister's cake which seriously surprised me. Who am I? Anyway, so thankful for my girlfriend Margaret who was able to get exactly what I had in mind and run with it. My sister does not like fondant at all but Margaret was still able to make a cake with frosting that withstood the summer heat, travel from Pennsylvania to Brooklyn and was gorgeous to look at!

We played three games. The “guess how big Emma’s belly is with ribbon”, "guess how many seashells are in the jar" and a “do you have this in your purse?” At first I thought that might be too many games but in the end they ended up being so fun that they asked for more games when it was over. I truly believe that it’s because my sister has some amazing friends who really got into it and made the games so enjoyable. We had the whole message in the bottle for guests to give advice or encouragement to mom and dad and I thought it was such a great touch. It really was a wonderful shower complete with incredible people who love my sister and her family. OK, enough of my babbling here are some pictures.

Guess how many seashells and message in a bottle.

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Place your message in the bottle.

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Be "Shore" to take a favor. There were gummy sharks, Swedish fish, life rings (peach rings) and fish bait (gummy worms).

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Those plastic utensils were such a hit. Everyone loved it! It was so much fun the night before trying to figure out how to do it and when we finally did we were so proud, haha. Love you Pinterest, forever and ever.

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Even the salad spoon was in theme with an anchor on its handle.

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There was sun-kissed water, my idea! so proud, lol (lemonade) and ocean water (blue Hawaiian punch with seltzer water).

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Ahoy It's A Boy (setting up at this time hence the wonky arrangement)

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My sister loves Indian food so we had food catered from Jackson Diner in Queens. The food was such a hit and when I went to see my sister last weekend I was so excited when she suggested we go there for dinner!

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The cake. Oh how I wish I got better pictures, sigh.

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This gorgeous woman (Kurler) allowed us to use her lovely home in Brooklyn for the shower. I can't thank her enough!

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My sister is absolutely stunning!

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Cake time!

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Presents time!

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It took a lot out of me not to post a lot more pictures but I was able to find some self-control that I did not know I had. It truly was a fantastic time. My sister has amazing friends and I think some pretty darn good sisters ;). But in all seriousness, Emma and Brian (since I KNOW you read my blog!), you are so loved because of the love that you've shown all of us. Your kiddos are so, so blessed to be able to call you parents. I love you both so, so much! ♥

8 comments:

Emily Jane said...

You did such an awesome job! I love the theme! How does your niece like being a big sister ?! & you are plenty creative and have awesome taste!

Desiree Macke said...

Faith! You did such a fabulous job with this shower! I LOVE every single detail! The name of the drinks might be my favorite. Maybe the parting favors to "make shore" was my favorite. Gah! Really, it was all perfect!!

Tomes Edition said...

The theme and everything looks so well put together. Your sis must have been over the moon with the effort that went into the shower. Gjob guys!

Highly Favored said...

Beautiful! Congrats to your family on the new addition! Your sister looks gorgeous!

TOI said...

You throw the best parties. You're sister looks amazing :)

Laura Darling said...

This is AMAZING!! You could seriously put this in a magazine! Your sister looks beautiful!

Pegster said...

Such a beautiful shower and congrats to your sister for the safe arrival of her baby boy. You taking too many pictures, nah, I don't believe it ;)

curtis03 Lewis said...

Really loved your work and specially the theme. You have planned everything according to theme. Planning to throw my sister a baby shower at one of venues in Houston. Have been looking for ideas as she wasn’t to have cartoon theme for the party. Hope will be able to make it awesome.