Monday, August 7, 2017

Cary's Baby Shower!

It's baby time again for the Renegades - Cary and Brian are expecting their first baby soon, so naturally we threw them a shower.  It was mostly for Cary, but since Brian had never been to a baby shower, we figured he should start with one for his own baby, so he enthusiastically came along.

The theme for the baby's nursery is Adventure Awaits, so we went with that for the shower decorations.  Side note:  the nursery is freaking adorable and deserves a blog post on how it all came together - if we can get pictures soon, that may just happen!  But onto the shower - Karen came up with some adorable ideas to go with the theme and even got Jimmymeow involved in making some of the wooden items.  Here's the decorations:
Jimmymeow made the mountains in the middle of the mantle, and I'm not lying when I say that we all want him to make us some!  He also cut out the wood triangles, which Karen then painted and created this cute little hanger; the romper in the middle was Jimmy's from when he was a little guy, and the socks came from me - their colors just happened to go perfectly with the romper!  There are also mason jar "lanterns" on top of the mantle that Karen made - everything was so cute and will look great in the nursery!
A tiny vintage suitcase holding a B, decoupaged with a map of New Mexico, along with a cute adventure print that I didn't get a clear picture of, darn it, and another lantern.  When the baby is born and we learn his first name, Karen is planning on making another initial to go with the B, only she'll use a Texas map, honoring both parents.  She's so clever!
 
Hot air balloon with bunting made from the New Mexico map; succulents are along for the ride.
This was the corsage that Beth ordered, made from a pair of tiny baby socks, with the perfect charms to go with the theme.  Andi's dress provided the black backdrop for the picture.
I'm sorry that Cary's face is hidden in this shot, but it was too sweet not to include - I wasn't kidding when I said that Brian enthusiastically looked at and commented on everything!
The soon-to-be parents!
The spread...
S'mores-inspired treats on a beautiful Bois d'arc (also known as Osage Orange) log, cut from a tree on Jimmy and Karen's property - the inside of the wood is yellow!  You can see a bit of it on the edges, but when we flipped the logs over, the color was really intense.
Diane is our fruit goddess and these fruit kabobs were so beautiful!
Andi made this cheese hedgehog, which was delicious as well as being super cute!
Andi also made these birch log-inspired treats - just adorable!
I ordered bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cakes and they were yummy!  I also made the toppers, with the special "baby pumpkin muffin" trio - until we find out his real name, that's what we've been calling him. 
The hostesses - me, Diane, Beth, Karen, Mama Cary, Andi, Julia, and CC.  Not pictured is Loretta, who was dropping Mason off at the babysitter (we did get a picture with her later, but it ended up being a little out-of-focus, unfortunately).
Drink table - iced tea, lemon water, San Pellegrino sodas.  Plus birch tree paper straws for extra fun.
Julia came up with some fun games - you'd think I'd be getting better at these, but nope.  Still do not have my baby trivia down.
Gift opening - several renegades either gave gifts from their pets to baby pumpkin muffin, or in Julia's case, her kitties gave Cary and Brian's dogs gifts - new food bowls with their big brother/big sister status, plus some toys so they won't steal the baby's toys.  Good luck with that...
Karen made s'mores trail mix for goodie bags for the guests - yummy!

We had so much fun planning this shower and seeing it all come together in such a beautiful way was awesome - everyone did their part with bringing and/or making what we needed; the Renegades (plus Beth!) make a great team.  And now, we wait a few more weeks for baby pumpkin muffin to be born!

18 comments:

  1. What a cute theme! Everything looked amazing, including the momma to be.

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    1. She does look beautiful, doesn't she? :)

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  2. FANTASTIC!!!!

    I'm just going to say it again: the Renegades should consider a party planning business on the side. You guys do a bang up job. I mean, so much so that I want a party that you've put together lol!

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    1. Thanks! We work well together and it's a lot of fun to see everything that we discussed and/or pinned come out on party day. As for doing this for a business, firl - we were TIRED afterward! How would we be able to run? ;)

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  3. Such a cute shower! I love that cheese hedgehog! LOL

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  4. OMG this is adorable! Ya'll did such a great job! I see Abi on the dog dish, is that the golden retriever type dog that we've seen on the blog a time or two?

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    1. Yes, Abi is the sweet Golden. Koda is the chocolate lab.

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  5. What a fun day! And what a great group that all of you would work so hard to make a good party for one of your own. I like the hedgehog too. But the picture of Brian checking everything out is really cute.

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    1. I know, it was fun to observe Brian not only at his first shower, but to see how interested he was in all the things there.

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  6. Seriously, you guys are THE BOMB at planning these showers. This looks like something you'd see on etsy! I can't wait to see the nursery - I just love the theme! And as I say often, I love how close you are with your tribe!

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    1. Thanks! I think Jimmymeow's wooden mountains could totally go on etsy. :)

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  7. This is the cutest baby shower I've ever seen!! All the decorations are absolutely perfect and adorable. How sweet of you all to do that for them.

    Can I place my order now for JimmyMeow's mountains?? LOVE THOSE!!

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    1. Seriously, the mountains are so cool, right?!

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  8. Wow y'all, this is really, really nice! Everything is so nicely done, and made me smile. So many tasteful, detailed touches down to the map on the CUTE hot air balloon. Congratulations to Cary & Brian, and I'm really glad we were allowed to see this fun adventure. Love it.
    Chrissy

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    1. The hot air balloon came out so cute! Karen really has a knack for crafting. :)

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  9. That theme!! I'm so impressed with all of the details you guys put into this shower! Awesome job, it's all beautiful!

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  10. What a great baby shower. You all put so much effort into it and it looks like so much fun and beautiful. Love it how a group of runners turned into a group of good friends.

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