Saturday, April 25, 2009

Getting everything ready

for the baby shower took me longer than i expected
but, then again, it always does.
i learn something every time i host a party. this time wasn't any different...

i learned that i should have bought the daffodils last night so that they were all open...

i learned the last time that making the cupcakes the night before was the way to go.

this time, i learned that i also need to make sure the frosting is colored and ready to go the night before as well...

and i learned that even though i had the pennants printed and cut out, i should've finished them so that they were ready to insert.

i did use my noggin this time...i originally planned on making fabric pennants to hang between the trees. i got a bright idea (which is unusual) to use the big blocks i was making for a quilt for the table toppers and use the remaining blocks to hang on the clothesline between the trees. killed two birds with one stone, so too speak...

and as usual i learned that bob always has great ideas. the little princess informed me that i couldn't put tables at the far end of the yard because our guests would see the side yard which is "yucky"...

da, da, dada, bob to the rescue!

he came up with the idea to put the drying rack up with quilts in the corner to block the "yuckies". fabulous idea!!!

and a couple notes to self - animal cookies melt in the sun

and no matter what it says on the box, cream puffs and eclairs take longer than 45 minutes to defrost...

now we are ready for guests!!!


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13 comments:

dotti white said...

What a stunning baby shower. I love the way that you put the onesies on the line with the quilt blocks! Job well done! Have a restful weekend!

Carol said...

What a wonderful shower! You are amazing! Love the quilt blocks and onesies on the line. And there's that wonderful quilt on the table.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

How festive and beautiful. Lucky guests!

Ellyn said...

Wish I could have come to the party! It looks so wonderful! Way to go

Judy said...

I think I read somwhere that if you put flowers in warm water, they will open right up...but I've never tried it before.

Looks wonderful!

Marie said...

LOoks like a wonderful shower! I haven't been to a shower in years. It's not something they seem to do over here!

heidi said...

Oh how LOVELY!! You did a great job, Julie!

Rachel said...

that looks beautiful. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time, and all your wonderful prep will be worth it.

Aunt Suz said...

The shower looks beatutiful as always. How everyone enjoyed themselves.

Katherine said...

SO BEAUTIFUL! Everything you do is just so beautifully perfect. Not too much, not too little.
You know I still have a hard time seeing food so close to your beautiful quilt blocks---but such a wonderful touch to the tables.

Miller Racing Family said...

What a fun baby shower. I love the clothes line with the quilt blocks and little baby clothes. As always I love the cupcakes. Great work!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, it all looks fabulous Julie! Especially those cupcakes -- I'll bet they were Yummy!

Samantha said...

If I ever have a baby I would dream of a baby shower this beautiful!