Monday, June 25, 2012

Welcome to the Carnival!

Hi Friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I am back with lots of pictures and details from my sisters baby shower brunch on Saturday! We had a wonderful time, and Nicole (the mom-to-be) was able to catch up with so many familiar faces that she rarely gets to see since moving to Virginia, which was a blessing!

The theme was girly carnival, which we chose after scouring pinterest and magazines for inspiration, as well as doing some brainstorming with friends. I was so excited to make some of the decor myself, and find amazing deals on some of the other elements of the shower.

We used a bed canopy to make the "seat of honor" extra special, and I made the pink and mint banners using doilies from the dollar bins at the craft store!

A dear friend lent us her "Lemonade" sign, and I attached a few little birdies to the corner to make it feel like an authentic outdoor carnival...

We had mounds of cotton candy, sweets, and popcorn, and some cake pops that I made using my new babycakes cakepop maker... and so many sweet friends and family members made yummy quiches, stratas, muffins, and salads...

I found a giant roll of pink raffle tickets at the party store, which turned out to be the perfect addition to the decor, and I was able to use them in a myriad of ways!

Using an idea that I found in Country Living magazine, I spray painted a handful of plastic dollar store animals white, giving them a whimsical, but more classic look. I also found these awesome little lion and elephant piggy banks at the dollar store, which I stuffed with some tickets. 

The little Ferris wheel picture holder below was also an amazing deal...I found two of them for 2.99, and spray painted them white before my mom printed off verses about children to place inside...

We played a simple game where everyone took a ticket and Nicole picked matching coupons from a cup...whoever's color and ticket number she called out had to tell the group how they knew Nicole, and a piece of momma advice! We also asked on the invitation for everyone to bring a favorite children's book to add to Baby's new library collection.

It was a really wonderful time and I am so thankful for each woman who came. Thanks to everyone who made tasty things, wrapped sweet gifts, and smiled brightly at the new-mom-to-be! You all are wonderful blessings to our family!

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  1. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful shower! I especially love the little animals spray painted white - what a great idea. The whole thing turned out so lovely :)

  2. Super cute!! Great job! I love love love the ticket idea as decorations!

    your newest follower....Danielle

  3. I love the expanding lady sign. Too cute! Great party ideas... Newest follower from covered in grace. Love for you to stop by Naptime Review and follow back.

  4. Hi Adriane,
    It looks beautiful! The mix of pink is so amazing. Have a blessed day!
    Following you from Monday Meet Up. Teshuva-

  5. COOLEST SHOWER EVER. People were still calling the next day to say it was the most beautiful baby shower they'd ever seen :) Thank you so much for all the work that you put into it! I loved it! You're the best!

  6. What a DARLING party!!!!!! I love it :) Looks like everyone had an amazing time. My daughter's birthday party is this Saturday and we're doing a carnival theme. I hope it's even half as cute as this :)

  7. what a whimsical shower! i love the books for books to add to babys library idea, we did the same for my shower and built a great little library for mr. noah!

  8. What a lovely shower. Love the details. I am a new follower from Bits of Splendor link up Monday. Hope you will pop over and say hello.

  9. This is so cute! I love the tickets everywhere! I'm a new follower and I’d love for you to share this on Tuesday’s Tidbits at Naptime Delights:


  10. this is such an adorable party!! i love the colors, the white animals, and the raffle tickets!!

    i hope you will link up with Get Your Craft On at the Gilded hare:

    have a good day!!

  11. hi, i just wanted to let you know that i'm featuring your party on my blog this week!!

    check it out here:


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