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Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Baby Shower: Party time!

Yesterday was The Baby Shower! Everything went off with nary a hitch. The cupcakes I planned on making did not happen, as it was too hot the night before the shower to even consider baking, but store bought worked out just fine.

Here are a few pics


Store bought cupcakes on an unexpected Marshall's purchase - a ribbon adorned pastry stand. I found these chipboard animals at Big Lots for $1 and added toothpicks on the back to make them into picks.


The entrance table - cupcakes, favors, banner, and gift


Mama chair and a sneak peek of the quilt!


The eating table with framed paper cut outs


Me and the mama-to-be (pics of Danielle with each staff person and their advice will be added to this book shortly)

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Remaining baby shower budget: -$.60

Estimated project cost for cupcakes: $0

Actual project cost for all the remainders: Cupcakes $10 + cupcake picks $1 + cupcake plate $8 + balloons $5 + flowers $5 + mason jar vases $0 = $29

Final cost: $105 ($30 over budget)

I think if I hadn't gone to the store the night before the shower, I wouldn't have been swayed into buying the last minute extras. But -- they did contribute so much to the shower, so no worries. As mentioned from the start, Danielle is worth every penny!

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Favorite of the day: These would be a simple lovely gift (via ohdeedoh)

Working on: Finishing touches on the quilt

1 comment:

telfair said...

It turned out beautifully! SO thoughtful and special. Great job!!