Baby Shower Goodness

7th June 2016

My two best friends from middle school are pregnant and it has me all EXCITED!!! It also has me feeling like “How are we old enough to do this mommy thing?”  three of us They’re both so beautiful and glowing and I can’t wait to see them be the coolest moms on the planet. Danielle’s daughter should make her debut anytime in the next month (ish) so we threw her a shower this past weekend. It was the most beautiful day filled with ladies who adore Danielle and baby Quinn. Brittany and I are so thankful for everyone who helped us love on our best friend in this new season.

I wanted to share with you some ideas that we did at the shower just in case you have one you will be throwing soon. First, before you do anything check the Target dollar section. They had an entire baby shower get up and Brittany and I were able to purchase four cute prizes, a baby bingo game (each guest guesses which presents the mommy-to-be will open and fills out their bingo card trying to win a prize), cute mint straws and a guess your due date calendar that was just adorable. My apologies for not getting any pictures. Looks like you will just have to go to Target and check it out 😉 Darn.

As far as refreshments and decor go: here are some pictures.  20160604_133252 20160604_133318 20160604_133350 20160604_133409 20160604_133252 20160604_133424 So our whole theme was centered around two things: ice cream (Danielle’s fav) and Little Bird (Quinn’s nickname). Before everyone got there we prepared about 10 mason jars with ice cream for root beer or coke floats (those went on top of the coke crate). We let them stay in the freezer until people showed up so they wouldn’t melt in this Florida heat. We had cookies and brownies for anyone who wanted just those and then there was the option to put the cookies or brownies in with your ice cream. There was a toppings section with sprinkles, caramel, fudge etc.

The sweetest devotion sign was made by me from materials I had at my house. It has special meaning because there is an Adele song that is actually called “Sweetest Devotion” and I remember Danielle specifically telling us when she first heard it she bawled (p.s the song is written about Adele’s son). Since we were having sweets as the “food” it was a perfect sign to have on the island, along with some beautiful flowers of course!

Our friend Jessica and co-host made that adorable feather banner and it was the best backdrop for pictures and helped to tie everything in. Brittany with all her beautiful skills made the feather watercolor that had Quinn Harlow’s name in the middle (name done by our bestie Gary). Shouldn’t she open an etsy shop?!?! Her husband made the frame too out of old wood flooring. That thing is HEAVY! But it is so gorgeous!

Last but not least: the games/icebreakers. Since Danielle is very in tune with her feelings (we LOVE it about her!) Britt had a great idea as an icebreaker to have everyone introduce themselves, say how they know Danielle and what quality will make her a great mom. Yep, it was beautiful and made her cry 😉

Then, we had everyone fill out the baby bingo for game one. There was actually a winner pretty quickly for that game. BUT the second game lasted the entire time she was opening gifts. Every time she received a present that had any kind of pink on it the gift bag was passed to the left. It kept passing until the final present was open. I loved that game because it kept all guest involved with the gift opening.

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It was the best kind of day. I am sad it’s over but now we just wait on beautiful baby Quinn! We are so ready to meet you Little Bird <3

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