Friday, May 23, 2008

{new little monkey baby shower extravaganza}

The baby shower was simply splendid! Everyone had so much fun enjoying all of the delicious food and playing all of the cute games. Here are a few pictures... Enjoy!

The menu showcased on a pretty gold easel and accented with votives of baby rosebuds and a single candle

Our tropical centerpiece {which I did myself - props to me! my first arrangement!} and the delicious buffet of pork tenderloin sandwiches, crawfish elegant in puff pastry shells, baked brie with apricot perserves and spinach & artichoke dip

Yummy cherry tomato and mozzarella skewers drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette

Our adorable potato chip bar feature plain and barbecue kettle cooked potato chips and accented with mini bouquets of pink gerbera daisies

We had Wild Child Champagne Punch {strawberry champagne punch} for the grown-ups and "Pink Monkeyade" {pink raspberry lemonade} for the kids and mommy-to-be

It was such a beautiful day, we had our bar set up outside on an adorable pink scalloped-edge table cloth

Guess How Many Diapers in the Diaper Cake Game {the cake was so easy: plain white diaper cake purchased online + pink polkadot ribbon, silk gerbera daisies and glittery pink "It's a girl!" hanging decoration = adorable diaper cake - switch all the pink for blue or green and yellow and you easily have a diaper cake for a baby boy or and unknown}

Who has the poopy diaper? - we made diaper necklaces out of plain white infant diapers, green and yellow raffia ribbon {to match the raffia on the favors} and Hershey kisses! Whoever had the unwrapped Hershey kiss {or poopy} was the winner! Tip: use clear packing tape to keep the diapers from unrolling.

Cutest Baby Contest - each guest submitted their baby picture and everyone had a chance to vote for the "cutest baby". We gave away 1st, 2nd & 3rd place! Everyone loved this one!!

We filled a pretty little basinet tied with ribbon matching the diaper cake with all of the gifts - it made for a really cute display

After watching the mommy {and daddy}-to-be open her gifts everyone enjoyed the yummy sugar cookie...

...and delicious vanilla buttercream cupcakes

At the end of the shower, everyone left with a little monkey soap favor. The perfect end, to the perfect baby shower...

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