30 before 30: throw a baby shower

my good friend’s baby shower was this weekend, and I, along with three of my closest friends, planned a little post-delivery celebration of her newest arrival. hosts

it was after dinner and a “So Sweet” desserts-only shower.


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i made the pennant banner and table runner using chevron fabric and invisible thread.  for the banner, I only sewed up to right before the twine and not over the twine so that the pennants could be rearranged for different settings/lengths—you will most likely see this again at one of my parties!  we used white pumpkins, pine cones, and green/white gourds as other “fallish” decor.


lemon and carrot cupcakes with the best pipeable cream cheese frosting!  i adapted the tags for our color scheme and content from HERE  +  pumpkin rolls and sugar cookies!

strawberries     cheesecake

chocolate covered strawberries, cake pop truffles, and rock candy + chocolate espresso cheesecake brownies—so delicious!


white chocolate covered pretzel sticks with sprinkles to match the decor.

hot choc

a hot chocolate bar complete with wafer sticks, peppermint crumbles, toffee chips, chocolate chips, marshmallows and whipped cream!


cake pops with chevron “thank you” tags as favors.


and of course, the two persons of honor—the new baby and his beautiful momma!

i checked this off of my 30 Before 30 list and if you want to see what else i’m planning to do in my year before turning 30, you can click HERE

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  1. What a great job you all did! And nice that you had help, the baby shower I gave I did by myself! Another idea for you – I used different size boxes and put baby blankets over them on the table to vary the height of things and on the chandelier I hung baby toys and gave gave them all to her as a gift. I love your hot chocolate bar, what a great idea!!

    Well, it looks like we’ll be turning the ‘big one’ next year together . . . only mine will be the big ’50′. You are definatley NOT old my friend!! haha

  2. Looks GREAT Andi!!! I’m sure she loved it :) I miss you guys :( I totally wish I lived close.
    What kind of sewing machine do you have? I’ve been looking to buy one and just am not sure what kind to get. Thoughts?

    • i just have a basic singer that i got from target for under 100 bucks and it has worked great! i don’t think you need to go all fancy at the beginning because even the basic ones are pretty good these days.

  3. What a cute shower! Love all of the details! =)

  4. Looks beautiful and mouth-watering! I LOVE the hot chocolate bar idea… I see myself stealing it in the near future :)

  5. this is beyond gorgeous. great job!

    • thanks ashley and i just wanted to tell you that I LOVE your blog, your art, and your post today about having other supportive moms around you—so true, girl! thanks for stopping by!

  6. Everyhing looks so good, I love it! What a lucky friend you have :)

  7. So adorable!!! Love all the treats and goodies. Will you throw me a baby shower? (No, I’m not pregnant…but I want all those goodies!)

  8. You did such a lovely job! That dessert table looks amazing, and I love the white pumpkin as an ode to the fall! Super lovely

  9. WOW!!! I absolutely LOVE the theme! All the details are just gorgeous, especially that chevron fabric. It makes such a big impact. And SARAH looks so lovely!! Can you please pass along my congratulations? She has left a couple sweet comments on my blog recently but when I click on her profile, it doesn’t give me the option to contact her back. Great job ladies!

  10. The baby is absolutely precious. How sweet. All of the decor and the refreshments are gorgeous. How fun. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  11. Cute decor! That dessert tables looks pretttttttttty yummy!

  12. What a beautiful baby shower! Stopping by from Gussy’s!

  13. Lovely pictures of an even more lovely shower given to me by the most loveliest friends ever! Seriously, it was such a fun evening, I only wish it could have lasted longer! Thanks so much, friend!

  14. Good job on the baby shower…everything looks perfect! The chevron pennant banner is darling! Thanks for sharing @’Sew Cute Tuesday’! I’ll be featuring you on 11/01, so be sure to stop by and grab a ‘featured’ button~

  15. Hey, I have a 30 before 30 series on my blog too! It was cool to find yours! I have just over two years to complete my list, and this Christmas my husband used my list as a theme for my gifts, including signing me up for a 10k…thanks babe!

    • so cool! i love that your husband was thoughtful enough to put that all together. what a sweetie! thanks for stopping by, friend!


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