The invitations were sent.
My Daughter ordered these from Etsy,
I am sorry I do not know the seller but I will ask her and post it later.
These set the mood for the shower and we decided on a BBQ theme.
Brandi wanted a co-ed shower.
The RSVP's were included in the envelope. Still with the theme.
Let the crafting begin!!
I know you all know how to make these banners.
I could not find paper to match the theme so I went to Joann's and found
the cutest watermelon fabric and now I had my colors.
I covered heavy cardboard with spray adhesive
and then wrapped the fabric around it.
I then bought fat quarters cut strips and made the flowers.
Used felt, miniature roses and rhinestones for the centers.
I traced a stamp I had for the black felt shape and used Glitter letters.
I strung them together on black ribbon and the BABY AVERY banner was born.
I also covered some pillows I had with the left over fabric. Spreading out the
color scheme as well as providing additional seating.
I banded the candles I always have on the mantel with fabric
and buttons and just taped them on so I can change them.
I put silk flowers in white flower pots at the beginning of spring.
They matched very nicely. Funny how things work out sometimes.
More insulators. TEEHEE
I also made the straw banners.
Okay my photography skills are pretty bad but you get the idea.
The very last thing that I did before the shower was to make
these for the cupcakes that I baked. By the third night of going to bed at midnight
I was done with these. They are so cute but no one told me what a pain they are to make.
When the paper glue I used did not hold and I had to re-glue them.....
well I won't tell ya what I said.
Here are all the goodies to make the cupcakes.
The cupcake liners and the BBQ sauce at the ready.
I was determined to enjoy this and be done before the shower.
I felt like I completely missed their wedding
'cause I did most of the decor for that
Now to begin......
I used mason jars for glasses with the banner straws
and they were placed in an old steamer my Honey bought for me.
Knives and forks in tin buckets with chalkboard paint and labeled as such.
Here are the cupcakes I made.
On the stand is oreo crumble with a cream cheese frosting
and on the trays are watermelon.
They don't taste like watermelon they just look like one.
Pink cake with mini-chocolate chips for seeds
and your standard butter cream frosting.
Rolls were served in an old cheese box
and way up in the right top of the table
I had napkins in a cranberry box.
The table before the guests arrive.
These were the flowers I used as Brandi does not like roses.
These are her favorite.
(Don't know where she came from, I can't get enough of roses.)
As you can see I did not get a before pic of this table.
I painted the flower pots and used them for dips.
The basket holds baby jars with rub for BBQ for the favors.
Brandi made those for me. She did a good job, I am proud.
This is what my kitchen and family room looked like
when Hubby brought in the BBQ. He did all the barbequing that day
and it was mega yummmmmy. We had potato salad, coleslaw and baked beans.
I almost burned the beans SHH don't tell anyone K.
Chicken, ribs, pulled pork and sliced beef.
Good friends and good family. These guys have known Brandi all her life.
Momma To Be and her squad mates.
And one worn out little dog. It was tough guarding that grill all day.
I would have had more pictures but I dropped my camera on its lens
But It was a wonderful shower and she was given such lovely things.
Thank you so much to everyone who came.
PS: I tore my camera apart, straightened out the lens, it works ok but we shall see.