Lavender is the New Pink! Baby Shower Edition…

Do you know what I love more than weddings? Baby showers! The joy on a mama-to-be’s face at her baby shower while she is showered with love, is priceless! 

This past weekend I celebrated a dear friend who has become more like a sister. Honored to be part of the planning team, the theme was “Little Peanut” with shades of purple; lavender as the main focus as that is her favorite color. We leaned toward a simple but elegant look. The balloons were my favorite part. They brought such a soft feel to the overall look. I was so happy to be part of this joyous occasion. Congrats to my dear friend K. I love you lots!!

Check out the photos above for some party inspiration! Let me know what you think about the “Winner” Prize tags that I made. They will be available on the re-opening of the Etsy store this February! Thanks for stopping by! 


A Little Prince Baby Shower

Showers especially Baby Showers are the perfect time to get really creative! Last week, my future sister-in-law, Joselyne, had her baby shower. Everything came out so adorable, I just had to share it here on my blog. Her fiance’s aunt decorated the room and did an amazing job!

The shower’s theme was a Royal Prince theme. All the little details brought so much life into the room.

Prince Banner made by Us!

How adorable was the cake? Chocolate mousse by the way!

Party Details: Venue-Knights of Columbus; Belleville NJ// Food-Homemade// Cake-A friend of a friend// Sweets-Homemade// Favors- Candy bar, Popcorn, Loreal Baby Lips and Mini Wine bottles for the adults// Games- Word Scramble, Feed the Baby and Bingo// Prizes- Dunkin Donut gift cards.

Congratulations again Joselyne and Herminio! We can’t wait to spoil baby Brendan!


Shakira’s Baby Shower Trend!

Congratulations to Shakira on the birth of her new little boy Sasha. First, can I just say how amazingly adorable I think his name is. I once knew a Sasha growing up even though she was a girl, I had never thought of it as a unisex name until now. I’m really digging it!

Recently, I saw a lot of different articles on Shakira’s Baby Shower and decided to do some research on it to share here with our blog friends as the newest trend is becoming such a huge hit. UNICEF Baby Shower delivers gifts to children around the world who are in need. You can either buy a gift or you can host your own shower. On Shakira’s Facebook page she urges mothers to host their own with these encouraging words “Every woman who’s expecting has the power to use the blessing of her child’s imminent birth to save the lives of other, less fortunate children around the world. If every expectant mother having a baby shower decided to include among her gift registry some of these ‘inspired gifts’ that UNICEF offers, we could collectively save the lives of hundreds of thousands of children all over the globe.”

During Shakira’s first pregnancy in 2013 for Baby Milan, UNICEF announced that
“3.8 tons of therapeutic food that saved children from severe acute malnutrition. Around 80,000 polio vaccines. 200,000 oral rehydration salt sachets. Over 1,000 insecticide-treated mosquito nets that protected children from contracting malaria. Over 150 portable scales to weigh babies and toddlers that helped with the early detection of malnutrition and illness.” HOW AMAZING!!!

Now we all know that we attend or host baby showers in order to help the parents to be financially with their own future little ones. Here is how you can incorporate the shower trend into your own baby shower:
“Wishing well” ideas were created for little gifts that don’t need to be wrapped. In place of YOUR wishing well u can ask your guests to bring a small non-wrapped gift that will be donated to UNICEF. Right now Shakira’s registry gift ideas include blankets, baby scales, soccer balls and storybooks. These are such useful ideas but you cal always add your own personality into the mix.

I think this Baby Shower Trend is an awesome idea and I love it not only makes a difference in these children’s lives but it also shows the compassion and the integrity in individuals. Blessing others by giving them something that could save their lives is beyond love!

Congrats again to Shakira and her beautiful family! We wish you many more blessings your way!

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What are your thoughts on this Baby Shower Trend? Is it something you think you would do?

Until next time,

A Baby Sprinkle + DIY Onesies

While planning my best friend’s baby sprinkle this past July, I had been asked what the difference was from a regular baby shower. There really is no significant difference other than usually when a woman is having a second or third baby the term is considered “baby sprinkle” if she already had her big baby shower previously.

My friend Roselyn’s daughter was born about 5 years ago and I wanted to throw her something small to celebrate. She’s also having a boy this time so I wanted to ensure she would receive her basic necessities.

Due to having a lot of expenses this year, I kept it simple but cute. One of our other friend’s offered her home as our venue. We decorated with some balloons and garland. I catered food from a local deli and Italian restaurant.

For entertainment I opted out of games and gave everyone a “onesie” to decorate. I saw this activity on Pinterest and thought it looked really fun! Everyone had a great time creating the perfect onesie.
Materials used were: Carter cotton onesies (Walmart/Target) pre-washed, individual fabrics (walmart has different patterns 97 cents each), fabric glue, buttons, stencils and sharpies! All my supplies including each onesie came to a little under $100.

Check out some of the awesome onesies that were created (click on the picture for a larger view):

Roselyn received so many wonderful gifts for baby Sammy. Thank you to all the friends and family that came to “sprinkle Roselyn with love!”