So as I mentioned in my first post back... I'm expecting a baby! YAY!
We're into the home stretch now, everything is almost ready, the nursery furniture is in and assembled. I have started the mountains of washing in preparation ( I better get used to it I suppose) The house is busting at the seems with nappies and all sorts of lotions and potions and I've finally started to get excited about our imminent arrival!
A couple of weeks ago my lovely work friend Abbie helped me organize my baby shower! I wasn't completely sure what to expect as I've never attended one before and this is my first child it was all a bit new. We decided to go with a full on pink tea party theme - why not hey! The table was full of homemade sandwiches and cake, pink balloons and bunting strung up everywhere! It was such a lovely day - so many people turned up I was completely overwhelmed by it all.
The only thing I had to do was organize the party favours - which of course I didn't mind, any excuse to be crafty is fine with me! I did struggle at first to come up with an idea of what to do...I knew it had to be something I could mass produce, we were expecting around 30 people and therefore it had to be fairly cheap. So this is what I came up with...
Papertrey Ink and Pink Petticoat I managed to create these cute sweet bags. I printed some of my favourite patterns from Liz at Pink Petticoat in various shades of pink and created a fold over to seal the glassine bags - after obviously filling them with various PINK sweets! I stapled to secure the card and punched a couple of holes in the top which I then threaded with button twine before adding the tag. I had to incorporate my beloved kraft card somewhere. I die cut hearts from left over pink paper added a few gems and a sentiment - thank you seemed appropriate! I couldn't resist finishing them off with these plastic pink dummies that I found from a online party shop - adding a bit of fun to proceedings!
And that was that - 30 bags later and fairly easy to mass produce.
What do you think? I was rather chuffed with the end result and I have to say my friends were too!
Thanks for reading