Tuesday, August 24, 2010

showering babies: it's a jungle out there

as i mentioned this past weekend we had the honor of celebrating my sweet cousin sarah and her itty-bitty {still incubating} baby boy, carter.  my momma steph, cousin steph {carter's auntie} and andrea {family friend} whipped up a perfect party filled with sweetly orchestrated details just for the pair.  it was interesting to plan a shower from two different cities {lexington & nashville} but it can be done, with a healthy helping of reply-all emails and a skype date or two.

here are some memories from sarah & carter's big day.

carter's bedroom is going to be jungle themed so we drew our colors & ideas from there.
{adorable & practical diaper cake...made of diapers of course, and recieving blankets}
{grub for our friends.  everything was absolutely delish.  sorry the pic is mid-grubbing}

did you spy something precious on top of the table?
yep, talented & creative andrea made these paper cut outs as decoration for the shower that will also double as decor in the baby's room.  tell me those aren't the cutest things!
{love that crazy monkey}

here was dessert.  we had jungle baby cupcakes & lemon cupcakes.  both were emmensely enjoyed by all.
lions & tigers & monkeys oh my!

{mountain o' gifts}

{party go-ers}

one of my favorite parts of the shower was this little crate.  as a collective effort mom, chels & i put together this little crate & requested that any guests who wanted to, bring a book or two to help build carter's library.  people brought some old & some new.  i loved it.  he will be such a literate baby.
{lovely favors}

so much to share and so little time. 
i'll divulge more celebration details soon: shower games, decorations, love notes, favors, food & more...
.don't want to forget one little bit, but just a taste for now.

{all photos taken by andrea / stolen from my sweet cousin steph}


  1. I SAW NANA!!!!

    Looks so cute jen jen!! Great job!

  2. The cupcakes look adorable!

  3. WOW! Cute! Can't wait to read more.

  4. nana! steph!
    and my fave jen jen!

    love it all!

  5. I love those pictures. You did a great job on the shower.

  6. Thanks for these pics -I can't wait for the details b/c I have shower I'm helping w/ in 3 weeks that needs some inspiration!


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