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Country Boy Baby Shower (48 photos)
I hosted a Country Boy Baby Shower for my sister-n-law at a cute little bed and breakfast in the hills of Missouri. The invitations were designed and assembled by me and were sealed in matching reclycled paper. My cousin is a writer so she took all of the shower information and created a poem, which is what I used for the text of the invitation.
Guests were greeted with a welcome table filled with my grandmother's vintage tablecloth, trucks, and carriage that I filled with blue hydrangeas.
I took my coarkboard and and filled it with an eclectic mix of baby boy scrapbooking papers. Recycled brown paper cut into small squares, hand stamped with a cowboy boot, and strung onto twice served as notecards. Guests were asked to leave some advice for the mom-to-be.
I made the guest book to hold all of the advice cards, pictures regular cards, and there was a copy of the invitation.
I ordered blue hydrangeas from Sam's Club in bulk and they came in right on time and worked out great. They were half the price than ordering from a florist so DOUBLE GREAT! I used soup cans and mason jars as vases to fit in with the vintage theme.
Squares of burlap covered the dining tables and were topped with hydrangea centerpieces. Mason jars served as cups and they were accented with blue straws and party circles. Each table also had a custom menu and placemats which featured a "Question and Answer" session with the parents-to-be.
My favorite game that we played was "MY WATER BROKE." I froze mini babies in ice cubes before the party and then passed them out to guests once they were seated. Placed in a clear glass it was a waiting game to see whose baby melted out of the ice first! They had to scream "MY WATER BROKE."
My grandma made the mom-to-be's favorite dessert, "Icied Chocolate Chip Cookies." I served them in a tin that my cousin made which resembles one out of Pottery Barn. Though she made her's for a couple of bucks from items she found around her house.
I made blue chocolate covered popcorn and filled small brown paper bags I had hand-stamped with a cowboy boot. They sat upon wooden trays my cousin had made from tree stumps.
The show stopper was the cake my aunt made to look like a basket full of toys! Some guests thought it was real!! She did a fabulous job.
My cousin set up a photo area by hanging a rustic frame from 2 trees in front of the gorgeous Mississippi River. The frame was made from old pieces of wood from her back yard! She gave us plenty of country props to play with and we had to much fun.
Guests left with little napsacks I made from fabric scraps and sticks. Inside was a mini apple pie baked by my cousin.
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