Together, with two girl friends, we threw her an aviation themed baby shower. Lacey was in charge of invitations and drinks, Kate of food and I was the decoration committee. :)
To keep the price down, we had the shower at Kate's house. She has a beautiful, roomy home, which was perfect for the size of our gathering.
When guests opened the door they were greeted by this happy vignette. I created the small, colorful pennant banner on my Silhouette and wrapped it around the table. On the tabletop was placed a picture matte for guests to sign, as well as a basket full of our party favors, hot air balloon cookies.
I was lucky enough to find a hot air balloon cookie cutter on Amazon! I used this recipe for the cookies and the glaze. They were a bit time consuming to glaze, but well worth the effort. I placed them in standard clear, treat bags and sealed them in the back with washi tape and a "thank you" label that I printed with my label maker.
In the living room we strung up a clothesline and hung some little baby boy clothes on it.
I made this "Dylan" pennant banner on my Silhouette, as well. Don't you just love the little airplane and hot air balloon touches?
For the food, Kate created a feast! Chicken salad sandwiches on croissants, and individual cups of fruit salad, pesto pasta salad and an apple, pecan and feta green salad. I also brought a favorite Texas appetizer, a cream cheese log covered in raspberry chipotle sauce. Serve with a side of crackers and you've got a real party pleaser!
I placed the clothespin airplanes that I made, as well as more balloons and another vase of flowers near the food to keep the decorations fluid. I also used washi tape and my label maker to create labels for all of our food dishes.