Berry Sweet Baby Shower

This is my best friend Debra. We have been best friends for the last 10 years, since our Senior year in high school. Over the years we remained close as we went to different colleges, she was my maid of honor at my wedding and now, we are support systems for each others crazy (and very opposite) lives. I love her like a sister, and I love the fact that we can always just pick up where we left off. 
When Debra mentioned that she will be hosting a baby shower for her sister Kristy, we both just knew that I would be doing all of the dirty work. Debra knows this is what I love to do, and I just hoped I could help make Kristy's shower special and memorable for her. We started with the theme, Kristy chose "Berry Sweet Baby Shower" and we went on from there. 
The beautiful, glowing, mommy-to-be, Kristy.
I made this Welcome sign to be put out in the front of the house. Since babies are blessings I added a bible verse, "We prayed for this child and the Lord has granted us what we asked of Him." I Samuel 1:27

A banner I created using my Cricut machine (and the mini monograms cartridge) of the baby's name. I also made a mini diaper cake that you can see on top of the mantle, and on the sides are mini towel cupcakes that Grandma Katy made.

One of my favorite new decorations to make are the tissue poms. They add so much color and texture to wherever you are hanging them, and although making 45 of them can be time consuming, they are well worth it. 
One area I really made an effort to decorate was these two very long fences, so I cut, punched holes, and strung probably 150 ft. of various shades and patterns of paper. 
Tissue Poms again... Over the dessert table.
The dessert table included pink lemonade cookies, pink lemonade cupcakes, strawberry cupcakes, chocolate covered strawberries, caramel popcorn, chocolate dipped rice krispy treats, red velvet cake pops, and mixed berry shortcakes. YUM!
Yummy Red Velvet cake pops were made by the mommy-to-be, Kristy.(Here is her site if you would like to contact her) She makes really delicious and beautiful cake pops. 
The Dessert table

  Pink Lemonade cookies
(My fave! Also, made by Kristy)
Mixed Berry shortcakes
Pink Lemonade cupcakes
(made with love by Grandma Katy)

   Strawberry cupcakes
(made with love by Grandma Katy)
Strawberry topiary 
(took about an hour to make two)

                           Chocolate covered Rice Krispy treats                  

There were so many sweets! 

I designed a Thank You note to place on the gift bags for the guests to take their desserts home. 
The backyard
It was such a beautiful, sunny, warm day in Pasadena, CA. More tissue poms.. over the gift table and over the "decorate a onesie" station. 
The centerpieces
I used the Hello Kitty Salutations Cricut cartridge for the strawberries and we added some cake pops to the centerpieces and just hoped they wouldn't melt too much. 
The drink station had lemonade, Sangria, pink lemonade, and bottles of water. 

I also designed water bottle labels using strawberries and the color scheme of the party just to personalize a bit more. 
We used the "Design a onesie" game as part of the decor. 

A way to get Big Sister Felicity involved.

Some of the onesies for baby Serenity.
The finished decorated onesies.
This is such a cool way to get the guests involved, give them something to do, and every mother knows you can never have too many onesies. It's also a really neat way to add personalized decor. 
Brothers and Sisters
Michel, Debra, Reyes, Kristy and Gilbert. 

One of the guests brought this amazing diaper cake, and if you can't tell by the details, they are Minnesota Vikings fans. 

Ehoff Family
Joe, Kristy and Felicity
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