Sunday, October 31, 2010

Another Baby Shower!

In my circle of friends it seems when one friend has a baby, another one gets pregnant, and the cycle continues…

One of my very best friends, Kristy, is due with her 3rd precious little one in a few weeks – Elin Faith. I already know she is going to be beautiful! God has woven her together. He hand picked her for the Sutton Family. He already loves her and has a perfect plan for her life. We serve such an amazing God.

Last Sunday we had a shower in honor of Kristy and Elin and it turned out perfect! Emily and I were in charge of hosting. Here we are, with that sweet baby continuing to grow in Kristy’s precious belly!

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I am always telling my friends that I want to get better at decorating for and hosting parties. My friend, Stephanie, and I talk about that ALL the time! I just didn’t grow up watching many people throw and host parties. I think it’s a southern thing. I know I’m from the south, but I don’t consider Tampa “southern” if you know what I mean.  I consider places like Georgia, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, and a few places in Florida, southern. But, I’m learning and I think this party turned out pretty well!

I made these super cute tissue paper balls to hang as center piece décor for the table, as well as some crafty “e”’s for Elin. We had cupcakes, cucumber sandwiches (my FAV!!), puppy chow, and lemon squares to eat, as well as pink lemonade and yummy sherbet punch to drink. The table turned out fabulous!

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We had everyone write a scripture and/or a special note to baby Elin. People had such precious words to share. We hung them on the windows to add some extra décor. Just the perfect touch!

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Then, it was onto the games! We had Kristy answer a series of questions about herself and had the guests answer them as well to see, “Who Knows Kristy Best?” Her mom officially won, but forfeited because she didn’t think it was fair! :) Our friend, Jess, was close behind!

Here is Kristy filling out her questionnaire!

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Elin got some fabulous gifts from all our dear friends! Here are just a few…

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One of our friends from Mom’s Group actually painted this herself! Everyone oooed and ahhed! :)

 

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Emily made this sweet pillow case dress for Elin. Just precious!!

 

Finally, we took a group picture and said our goodbyes. It was a success and so much fun! Thanks ladies for coming! :)

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Hmmm.. I wonder who will be next?!?! I’m looking forward to hosting my sis-in-law’s baby shower next month! This time, we are celebrating a BOY!

6 comments:

Casey and Rebecca said...

Looks like you did a great job! Can't wait to see ya'll in a month!

Carrie said...

What a great idea. I love that everyone wrote a scripture or personal message for the baby. Sweet, sweet touch.

Stephanie said...

Looks like the shower was a hit!!! The decorating was fabulous! I love the tissue flowers!

Casa de Sutton said...

I love it! maybe you should just blog my life for a while :) love you!

Our Family for His Glory said...

How fun! What beautiful decorations!
Jessica

Jonathan and Aimee said...

how sweet Danielle! I wish I could have been there to be apart of the festivity!:-( Love being in the loop and seeing what's happening down there via your blog!;-)