My dear friend, Abby, is having a little mini-Dreamer of her own.
So, of course, she needs to be showered with baby gifts. So, a few of us got together and did a little soiree a few weeks ago. We had a loose “cookies and milk” theme. Here are some highlights:
Abby's last name starts with "O" and the baby is lovingly referred to as "Little O." So, the name tags had every guest declaring their love for "Little O" (a cheerio!).
Carrie – the hostess of this partay – is my super-creative friend. You know, the friend that constantly inspires you and frustrates you at the same time because you’ll never keep up with her Martha-Stewart-prowess? Here she is with the guest of honor:
She came up with this fabulous idea to create onesies for Abby to use for her baby’s monthly photos:
It was a bit tricky because Abby and her husband are waiting on a delivery room surprise (like us!), so Carrie tried her best to choose gender-neutral fabrics.
As the guest activity, we had people write down notes for each month, that we then wrapped up in the onesies.
So, when Abby grabs the appropriate onesie each month, she’ll have a sweet note of encouragement from her friends to go along with it!
This is also the gal who got the shower caddy diaper storage project I told you about on Monday.
She’s registered for green bedding from Pottery Barn Kids. I stopped by the store and got a swatch of their fabric and then headed to Home Depot to match a spray paint to it. I think it came pretty close:
Anyway, Abby was really happy with it and texted a picture of it hanging above her changing table.
This was a great gift idea – but I wouldn’t do it for just anyone. I knew Abby had some empty wall space in her nursery and this piece would fit right in. I also know her personality and that she’s open to suggestions and did not have specific ideas already planned for every aspect of her nursery (like, eh-hm, some others I know, yours truly not excluded). So, if you’re thinking about something similar – just make sure you know it will be well received!
Here’s the gang responsible for the shower:
(Yes, I already have a baby bump! Crazy.)
It was a fun day and, most importantly, Abby felt loved. So, in my mind that = success.
PS: Carrie and Genevieve (pictured above, next to me) own a business called Red Dutch Door. For those in the Phoenix area, they will have a booth at the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market on May 5th at WestWorld in Scottsdale. Don’t miss it! It’s going to be awesome. The last sale they went to, they were the most popular (by far) and most of their products were sold quickly. They make subway signs (the “love is all you need” pictured above is an example), bunting, scarves, wreaths and rumor has it – they’ll also have some bike baskets. So fun.
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