Monday, August 31, 2009

Baby Shower Extravaganza!

Hi all!
Missed seeing your blogs this weekend.
I was a bit busy with my daughter Amanda's baby shower.
It was really hot here in Southern California. We had a wonderfully cool summer, but this past week was really hellish.
We were expecting over 50 people for the shower, so on Friday my husband and I decided to attempt to make some sort of canopy. I saw a picture of one I liked, so we tried it. It took the entire day, but we did it. It provided a nice shade for us in the back yard. People loved it!! It looked pretty too!!
Everything went very well, except for the heat. The decorations were fun, as were the favors. The food was great! Amanda's friends, Jennifer, and Jackie along with me were throwing the shower. Jennifer was in charge of the food, Jackie was in charge of the games and prizes, and my job was to provide the venue, as well as the decorations and the favors. Of course I went a little crazy with that, but that is what I do. I am very mad at myself for being so busy, that I forgot to take photos of the front of my house, and the cake. I hope someone else did. I did get shots of the inside and the backyard.
The smiley girl is the mommy to be. A little less than one month to go. She is due at the end of Sept. Can't wait to meet baby Jake!!
I will try to get around to visit all of you this week.
The shower was fun, but it was very time consuming. I like everything to be just so.
Have a great week!
Chat soon.
UPDATE!! Please go to my daughter's Blog to see more photos, including the front yard and the cake. Yay for you Amanda for getting more photos!!!


Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

You can be my party cordinator anytime! You did go crazy but it looks wonderful. Don't feel bad you're not doing the rounds....I've been busy!!!!!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Looks gorgeous, Rosemary!

Sugar Bear said...

Such an exciting time for you and your daughter!

The canopy looks great - good quick thinking!


queen-of-nostalgia said...

Wow! Looks like a fabulous party! Congratulations! Little boys are sweeeet :) I have two :)

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

There's another job for you - party coordinator!! It looks fabulous. I'm sure the guests appreciated the canopy seeing how hot it was!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Rosemary! ALL YOUR HARD WORK PAID OFF! Everything looks stunning! I really, really like the canopy you made; what a great and inexpensive solution you came up with! You are so crafty and smart! Your daughter is just gorgeous! Ah...those Italian features are so classic! So you are having a little wonderful! (you can still make him a little prince or king crown and momma can save it for him when he is a grown man!) Hey, thanks a bunch for coming to see my play; in spite of all your business, you came. What a dear you are; no wonder you hold an Angel Award in my book!! Bisous, Anita

Mermaid Queen said...

Oh Rosemary, you did it, and in this heat! Everything looks gorgeous, and you were smart to come up with that canopy. Congrats to the Grandma to be!


Oh...everything looks adorable!!! I love the canopy! Planning a baby shower here too...for my Daughter Janelle! Her little one is due Nov. if Jake (I LOVE THAT NAME) needs a girlfriend...
I came over from Penniwigs (the non-commentor) of the day...she is a hoot and I so love to tease her! Anyway...glad to meet you future GRAMMY...isn't it all so exciting!

Lori said...

You absolute doll you! I am so proud to call you friend after all the details you so adorably did, my kinda girl, through and though!!Where to begin, the magical blue hanging flowers, the path with shepherds hooks and fresh flowers, the lavender and baby boy, oh to cute cotton candy bags! The nut cups, and baby shoe decorations the jar with wishes was genius! Wonderful, wonderful! Your daughter just the wonderful joy of motherhood glowing in her! And you, I LOVED YOUR DRESS, THE ROSETTES!!!! Oh sweetie, you did her proud!!! Oh big news, my gown came in!!! More gorgeous then I imagined!!! I bet you are so tired!! Isn't it a shame we live so far apart?? Now before I go, the blue taffy, thats my girl!!! Oh, one mare where on earth did you find those containers that held the beverages? If I missed something, sorry! Oh, I know what was sitting on top of the wish papers? Darn, to bad I couldn't homemade a cake! I should have known sooner and could have sent a diaper cake!! Love to you and kick up your heels on a job well done! Lori

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Rosemary,

Congratulations in organizing such a wonderful baby shower for your daughter. Everything looks lovely and I will go and visit your daughters blog now. Your daughter is gorgeous and such an exciting time for you all. I want to wish you all the very best for the new baby.


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Oh my, you outdid yourself!!! How lovely a setting! As beautiful as the occasion. Going to go look at that cake now!!!

Fete et Fleur said...

It's gorgeous!! You did an amazing job and your daughter is a cutie pie. Congratulations on your upcoming new bundle of joy.


Coastal Sisters said...

Dearest Rosemary~
Everything looks so lovely. What a wonderful job you did and I know your daughter was so appreciative....she looks so happy and so pretty!


p.s. I ADORE my crown!!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Wow! You really were busy! Each detail is just perfect. Love the canopy, too. It was blazing hot this past weekend in No. Cal, too. Even San Francisco was hot....eww!

Great job and your daughter is just so blessed to have you for a mom. She is adorable!


Andrea Singarella said...

oh, what an exciting event for a new mom-to-be!!! I love baby showers, and it looks like you thought of every adorable blue detail! So pretty, Rosemary!

cindy said...

It looks just adorable! And what a cutie your daughter is. I'm sure that she loved everything, you did a fantastic job gurl! :D

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Storybook Woods said...

What a beautful baby shower, I love all you did. you are an amazing grandma xoxoxo Clarice

Kim said...

Rosemary, you outdid yourself! Just beautiful. I'm sure that your daughter (who looks just so adorable) & your guests were blown away. What is in the favor bags? I can't tell. I'm going to hop over to your daughter's blog so that I can see more.