Sunday, March 25, 2012

Wild Rumpus

We had a Wild Rumpus of a baby shower recently.  The theme of all three showers has been related to a children’s book, see previous post for the first two.  I tried making cake balls……




I think I used too much icing but they turned out pretty good for my first attempt.  I used chocolate candy melts and sprinkled them with green sprinkles. 

Party Decorations




A Max for Baby

Baby Gifts

When I started thinking about gifts, I decided that nothing was more Southern than seersucker, a search of the internet revealed that not many people had used seersucker to make a baby blanket.  So I got fleece, seersucker, and satin binding.  I made all three blankets, and waited until the last shower to give them to the mommies to be.  I love books, and decided to give them The Real Mother Goose Book. 




Now I have to get back to some other projects, like my afghan and a my cross stitch piece of winter geese.  And to keep reading towards my goal of fifty books in 2012.  I strongly encourage you to read The Hunger Games trilogy, I know there is a lot of hype about the movie right now, but the books are AMAZING!  Read them!


Monday, March 5, 2012

Baby Showers


I have three friends that are pregnant, and I am excited to get to host three different showers! Each shower has a different children’s book associated with it.  The first was the Very Hungry Caterpillar, and the second was a Sweet Pea/Pea in a Pod showering with the Princess and Pea fairy tale, and the last will be Where the Wild Things are. 

Very Hungry Caterpillar

Tissue Caterpillar








Corsage (With a clothespin and magnet on the back)


Caterpillar Cake (cakelet pan from Nordic Ware)


Sweet Pea/Pea in a Pod Shower

Pea in a Pod Cupcakes


And the pea pods are not made out of fondant, but


That’s right Airheads and Skittles!  I’m not very good at tutorials but it is really easy, soften the Airheads (I put them on the stove while the cupcakes were baking), and then gently pull them in both directions. I tried using a rolling pin, but stretching them works just as well, be careful that you don’t pull them too far or you will get holes. 

In progress


I found an oval cookie cutter set and cut them out.  I used three Skittles and put them in the center, folded over and Voila! Pea Pod cupcake decorations


My mom helped me out and she actually finished them for me, and I think they are super cute!

Here is the corsage! Smaller beads would have probably worked better, but it is still cute!


Other Decorations



Used spilt peas as decorations as well!

Guests signed the respective books for each shower for the little bundle of joy!

Check back for the Wild Rumpus, from Where the Wild Things Are!