Friday, February 27, 2009

A year already?!

It's hard to believe that my best friend, Amber, is getting ready to celebrate her son's first birthday next week. I was reminded that, about a year ago, some of her friends and I threw a shower for her and little did we know... we threw it right in time! Keagan was born 2 months early because Amber had preeclampsia and toxemia, both which can only be cured by delivery. He was born at 31.5 weeks and stayed in the hospital for a month. Thankfully, he had no health problems except for the jaundice they treated him for the first few days. He was in the nursery, just to learn to eat. If he had had health problems, he could have been there longer…..but her awesome doctor (who happened to deliver my kids also) had given her the steroid injection to advance his lung growth before they delivered him. Happy Birthday Keagan!

So, back to the shower we had for her a little over a year ago...

We had a "pea in the pod" shower for Amber and used all colors of green around the party area. Her invitations had a cute baby in a "pod" in the background and a vellum top with all the party information (box 7).

We continued the theme with the customized water bottles (box 1). Here's a close up on the water bottle labels.

Amber couldn't stand not pitching in, so she made precious pea in the pod pins for everyone to wear (box 4). At the end, we told everyone that there was a special suprise in someone's pea pod. The winner received a pea pod with bath bombs as the "peas"(box 4).

For the food table centerpiece, I made a flower arrangement using baby washcloths as the flowers (box 2). It turned out really cute!

Our food consisted of fresh fruit, marshmallows, and pretzels- all to dip in the chocolate fountain (box 3 and 6), green M&M's, lime sherbert punch, cucumber sandwiches, cold spinach dip, danishes, and a cold cuts platter.

Amber even dressed the part by wearing a green striped shirt (box 5). She is pictured with the party hostesses- Elizabeth (me!), Nicole, and Lauren.


  1. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm so glad you did because now I found you!

    Such an adorable baby shower. Happy Birthday to your friend's little guy. : )

  2. What a cute idea for a shower!

    btw-thanks for following

  3. How cute! Thanks for sharing. Did you make the water bottle labels?

  4. Did you make the pea pod pin or did you buy them?

  5. Anonymous- the guest of honor actually made the pea pod pins because she couldn't help but be a part of it. She used felt and little green craft pom pons.