A few Sundays ago we threw my younger sister, Sarah a geometric baby shower. She’s an interior designer major, obsessed with triangles…the baby’s nursery theme. It was so much fun to plan. I was inspired by a white geometric bowl I found at Target. I designed her invitations to look like it using a blind deboss technique. (They will be available in my shop soon!) I was thrilled with the result, so I designed the rest of the signage to match.
We kept it simple with a few appetizers, fruits and veggies. The cake is a tradition that my family makes for anyone expecting…dress, hat + booties. My mom bakes it. I decorate it. We even glazed some triangle sugar cookies for favors.
Measuring the baby bump is a must at a baby shower. But instead of playing games, of course we did a DIY. Sarah wanted some artwork for baby Avery’s nursery. So all the guests taped off + painted a tiny canvas with the nursery color palette. Everyone loved it! She is going to cluster them all together and display them above the crib. Even my nieces London and Addie made one!
I can’t wait to meet my new niece…she was definitely spoiled with tons shoes + clothes!
baby shower invitation and printed materials / from Frills paper + goods available soon!
geometric art / diy from Mer Mag
geometric decor / diy from Ruffled by Hey Look
faceted drink stirrers / diy from Confetti Pop
geometric serve bowl / from Target
washi tape / from TapeToGo
Calling all little SUPERHEROS! We celebrated Jaxon’s third birthday on Saturday at our home with immediate family. Our graffiti wall in the basement made the perfect backdrop. Aside from being totally exhausted from all the party prep, it was so. much. fun! All worth it…even the hand-stamped table cloths. I wanted to share a few of my favorite photos.
Of course you can’t have a superhero party without capes, masks and power cuffs…duh. My mom and I made all the little guests their very own made out of felt to wear during the party and to take home as their party favor. Jax loves his. He is still wearing it. And Case is just the cutest in his. I mean all of the little ones were! I couldn’t stop smiling.
Running around super fast, screaming ‘superhero’ was pretty much the highlight of the party. I was hoping my handmade lightning bolt pinata (my sister’s idea) would have been the hit, well, it was sort of. One of the kids took their fist to it one time…boom! Candy everywhere. The kids freaked. So hilarious to watch.
Piece of cake!? Not exactly, but thanks to the help of my mother-in-law and sister-in-law, I was able to make it happen. The multicolored ‘surprise’ cake was a hit, everyone loved it! And the ‘3’ sugar cookies too! So good and still eating leftovers.
Ahhh! I can’t believe he is three!
I know you have all been waiting to see photos from Jaxon’s first birthday party…so here are a few. The theme was ✈ airplanes and travel…and Saint Louis too, since that is where we live. It was a blast designing everything…from the party hats to the little passports. (Most of which will be available in my new shop soon, including the travel poster below.) And if you didn’t catch my post of the invitations, see them here.
When the little party guests arrived they each got their passport photos taken in front of a big map. I borrowed my friend Fran’s polaroid camera…she took most of them, including Jaxon’s! (See her blog here.) They got their passport stamped for all the things they did, like eating cake and ice cream!
Everything was exactly how I imagined a little kid birthday party to be. The kids table was in the center of the room, marked with bright red balloons. I love seeing the kids wear their party hats! The tables were lined with brown postal paper and sprinkled with giant confetti. Daddy bought balsa wood airplanes that we placed all around.
It was nice to have a little play area for the some entertainment between activities. Jaxon had fun playing with his friends, Weston and Jack!
We had pizza, yummy snacks…cheese balls, pretzels, and animal crackers, homemade sugar cookies shaped like clouds and airplanes and of course cake! The cake sat on top of the same vintage suitcase as the one in this photo. I made Jaxon a little smash cake. It said I’M ONE on it…but he liked the ice-cream better!
Later we played ‘pin the propeller’ on the nose of the airplane. Some of the kids were blindfolded…hilarious!
Before departure, all the little party guests went to the baggage claim to get their suitcase favor…filled with homemade sugar cookies, pretzels, a notepad for ideas, small toy and plastic airline wings. So glad that I found just enough suitcases for the party…
With some twine and tiny clothes pins, I put Jaxon’s photos from his first year on display for everyone to see how my little peanut grew!
Opening gifts! Daddy was trying to get the last picture of the party. (It was blurry…shhh) Thank you Eddi and London for helping!
Finally the birthday boy and me, Momma!…and Daddy too. Thanks babe for all your help and for making the slide show!