I am finally getting around to posting part 2 of the baby shower. The food and drinks bar!! Liz and I worked together to make it happen. She made all the food, the circles hanging from the ceiling, and the drinks. I made the pennant banner attached to the bar and the table signs, plus I made the water bottles pretty.
I have a printable for this sign, plus the drinks sign and a couple others coming soon. To make the frame, I bought a few of those unfinished wood signs at Michael's (they are a dollar or two each) I spray painted them pink (Krylon Ballet Slipper in Satin) then wrapped them in pink yarn (Red Heart Super Saver in Baby Pink). I attached the yarn on the back with hot glue, I added glue at the beginning and the end, plus every so often while wrapping to make sure that the yarn wouldn't slide around.
I love the subtle texture made by wrapping the pink yarn around the pink frame. It was simple, but made the frames look so pretty. Plus now, like a few other decorations, Netta is using them in Mila's room.
Some of the food Liz made! Caprese toothpicks, bruschetta, cucumber tea sandwiches, strawberry jam and cream cheese sandwiches, deli wraps, an edible arrangement, baby quiche, crescent roll cocktail sausages, spinach dip and that empty platter there was for some bacon wrapped cocktail sausages that were still in the oven. I just had to take the picture, cause the guests were about to start eating!! :)
Some fresh vegetables, and some cheese and crackers, yum!!
We decided on pink gerbera daisies for flower arrangements. (They're my favorite flower, by the way. I like them in any color!!)
I used this tutorial as a guide for making the pennant banner above. Only I made smaller triangles, and punched only 2 holes in each one. I really liked how I was able to assemble it there, and adjust the length based on the size of the bar.
Liz made these circles hanging from the ceiling. I was only half paying attention when she did them. But I believe she cut the circles with her Cricut. The ran them through her Xyron machine to make the backs sticky (you could also just apply adhesive to the back of the circles). After that she just sandwiched some yarn between two circles, until they were the length she wanted. Pretty easy, and a fun way to add some color!!
Liz got the idea from Pinterest of course!! You can check out all our party inspiration here if you like! I think the hanging circles are toward the bottom. There are several ideas that we didn't end up using, that might inspire someone else. :)
Water bottle made pretty and pink!!!! I love them!
Removing the old labels and covering water bottles with pretty paper makes a huge difference, plus, it makes the drinks, part of the decorations! I wanted mine waterproof, so I laminated both sides with clear packing tape, leaving the top piece slightly longer so I could attach it to the bottle. Hope that makes sense. There are lots of tutorials online for doing this, maybe if I do it again at another party, I will take pictures of my way, and write up a tutorial, but not today.
Anyways, I'm sick with a cold, and my house is a disaster, plus my DVR is almost 100% full, so I need to get off the computer and either clean or relax, or maybe a little of both.
Today for snack time, I thought I'd make a yummy colorful treat for my little guy. I pinned these BaNilla Sandwich Cookies (originally from here) and decided I'd whip them up!
They were super easy and fast!
I only had regular size vanilla wafers (versus the mini ones she used) but they still turned out pretty dang cute.
The moisture from the banana made the top and bottom slide around a bit, so after the first few I decided to absorb some of the moisture on the top and bottom of the banana slices with a paper towel. It really helped! Just make sure to leave the moisture on the sides of the banana slices for the sprinkles to stick to.
They are so cheerful and colorful, and yummy! I had a couple myself. And Riley really liked them, which makes them a keeper in my book!!
Before I go, I just wanted to say, I know I haven't finished the baby shower pictures. My laptop died on me. We bought a new 27" IMac, and I am in love with it. I am working on getting my pictures and music and files and stuff transferred over. But I haven't forgotten. Life has just decided to make things more complicated. Hope everyone has a happy Easter tomorrow. :)