September 9, 2012

Surprise Baby Sprinkle!

A few weeks ago I was asked by my eldest niece if I could help her plan a surprise baby shower for her mum, my sister-in-law, Sarah. Of course I jumped at the chance to throw a party and away we went.
This bubby is number four for Sarah so we went with a Baby 'Sprinkle' rather than shower and tied in umbrellas, clouds, and rain drops in a pink, blue & white colour combo.
The invites and printables were custom made by the aways amazing Cake Ink. and were the perfect way to set the feel of the party for the guests.

Also in with the invites was a little note asking guests to bring a children's book as their gift for bubby as Sarah already has lots of the usual gifts that you would see at a baby shower... this was such a cute Pinterest inspired idea I just couldn't go past!

So onto the party day... I set up outside to enjoy the gorgeous Spring weather we have been having. Lots of Sarah's family are interstate so I asked one of her sisters if she would like to make a 'Sprinkle' banner to hang behind the table - a nice way for her to be involved in the day when she couldn't be here herself.

On the table for us to enjoy we had some yummy goodies made by My Cakepops, Her Macarons, and Party Cake By Leora all in pale pink and blues and the cupcake toppers by Leora matched the invites and printables exactly!! Everyone LOVED them! We also munched on mini sandwiches, fruit salad and pearl pink and blue Sixlets.

The cake pop stand from Tiny Tots Toy Hire worked beautifully sitting onto one of my cake stands with some pink and blue ribbon added for the baby cake pops!

I found the little umbrella stands from a seller HERE on etsy and they were perfect & super cute for displaying the macarons

Drinks were served in little baby bottles with paper straws from Occasion By Design and gave everyone a little giggle.

There was a nappy wreath I had made to greet guests as they arrived.

I found some white, pink and blue umbrella fabric and used it to make HEAPS of pink and blue bunting, a rag garland and a cushion cover for the mum-to-be's special chair for the party.

We played a few games of course. 1) Each guest was given a necklace (ribbon with a mini novelty dummy or rattle on it) as they arrived and were told they could't say baby, pregnant or mum and if they heard someone else say any of those words they were allowed to claim that persons necklace. 2) Waters breaking game - each guest was given a mini plastic cupie doll that had been frozen inside an ice cube. You were to suck and lick only - no biting - until your 'waters broke' and bubby was 'born'... this made for some funny photos

3) Pin the cloth nappy on the balloon baby without popping.
Everyone had lots of fun and laughs. It was lovely way to celebrate the impending arrival of another baby into our families!

1 comment:

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

Looks like lots of fun Amy! Love that rag garland and the fun games.