(image above via on to baby)
On Saturday, Sarah and I are hosting a baby shower for Christine. The event is happening here, in my apartment, and since I have never hosted a baby shower before-- I thought we should do it up right, you know?
It's Christine, people-- have you ever seen how she throws a party?
Exactly-- the pressure is on. But here's the thing--- even if I had the time to make really cool things, I don't have that special ju-ju that makes things extra pretty, extra lovely. It's just not one of the gifts I have to bring to the world.
And so, here's my idea instead (ideas being one of the things I can create): all the wonderful things that would be waiting for my dear friend and colleague when she opened the door-- if, you know, I was super talented and had about three weeks with nothing else to do but test cupcake recipes.
First up, since we know it is a little boy joining the Chitnis household, and Papa Chitnis happens to ride his bike everywhere around town--- often with baby Vijay on back-- we thought this would be the perfect table setting (via Monkey See, Monkey Do).
Of course we would have tissue paper pompoms (in blue and white and green) hanging at alternating lengths from the ceiling. We would learn how to whip these puppies up while watching a great episode of Modern Family (tutorial via the celebration shoppe).
I don't know what it is about twinkle lights and tissue paper pom poms that make me so happy-- but there you go, anything that says 'party' and I am all in.
(FYI, there will St. Germain cocktails available for the non-pregnant people in attendance because you know what else says party to me? St. Germain + prosecco!)
So we have a plan, hypothetically, for some pretty decor-- got some beverages lined up-- but what about the food?
And by food-- y'all know I mean cake, right?
Or, in this case, perhaps cupcakes.
Thanks to a tutorial at alli-n-son, we are gonna have some rocking blue velvet cupcakes on hand.
I know Christine and Vijay haven't settled on a name for their new baby boy, so perhaps this will help Elvis to be a frontrunner.
We all like the name Elvis for a little boy, right?
But wait! I almost forgot-- something for everyone to take home with them so that they never forget this magical day.
Here we go, the perfect thing (via opulent favors): bun in the oven party favors!
Too much, you think?
P.S. shout out of thanks to Lolo for doing this post with me.
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