Some ask “why?” I say “why the hell not!” Second babies are just as important than the first born. My bestie, Amber, is due mid-July and true to form they do not know the sex, which personally I prefer. It makes the anticipation much more exciting! When I asked if anyone had offered to throw her a shower for baby #2 she said no, so jumped at the chance. If you know Amber at all her life theme is Life In Color, so I went with it. Everyone in attendance was assigned a color, a specific pantone color I might add, to dress in and wrap their gift in. Everyone’s interpretation was pretty great!
I wanted to finish our sunroom because I knew it would be the perfect entertaining space for this event. Here is the before, during and after:
The ceiling is called Haint Blue and is all the rage in the south. Listen to this story on the origin and folklore. I chose “pool” by Sherwin Williams.
A few picts of the colorful food and colorful friends:
lava flows (I served mine in jars with stripped straws), these were delish!
We always like to have an element of DIY fun. This year I rounded up Erin and Sarah to work their magic. Erin is a fabulous dyeing machine (see photo above). So awesome! I had everyone choose a flora or fauna icon and sent them over to Sarah to cut with her silhouette. Everyone got to choose the placement of their graphic on “their” onesie—iron and take a photo with Amber:
inspiration found here.
14 of us chipped in to get her a Baby Hammock—all 28 fingers are crossed that baby #2 is a great sleeper and doesn’t take after big sister when it comes to getting zzzzzzzs.
Karen’s baby, Brody, was in attendance. Such a cutie. Here he’s teaching me how to whistle. Okay so check out my hair. The original plan was to dye a few strips purple, but the dye didn’t take! 😦 I was however able to pull off a 360 french braid (as seen in this video).
Thanks to everyone who came and especially those who helped me with the details. A shout out to Amber’s out of town friends, who’s contributions we felt and appreciated.
Hurray for second showers!