We threw my sister and brother-in-law a shower a couple weekends ago and had an absolute blast just kicking back with friends and family. We went with the whole vintage soda shop theme and printed invitations with “Life Is Sweet” on them. Really, it was just an excuse to have corn dogs, fries, root beer and Coke floats, banana splits, sugar cones, chocolate sauce and of course, sprinkles. Good thing my sister didn’t have gestational diabetes!
For decorations, my sister, Adriana (the non-pregnant one who had the Little Golden Books shower last year) cut scalloped edges from red/white striped wrapping paper. Super easy way to tie in the whole theme. LED balloons lit the path to the entryway and inexpensive paper fans hanging from the outdoor lights added a nice, colorful touch
The table settings were casual with white linen tablecloths and a scalloped, wrapping paper circle in the center. The floral centerpieces were a cinch to put together and looked pretty gosh darn cute. Of course, we got the idea for an ice cream sundae made out of carnations from Pinterest. You can see the entire Life Is Sweet inspiration board on Pinterest.
I printed some “Sweet Wishes” dedication cards to go on the tables as well. I’ll be sharing the free printable for these as well as invitations in a couple days.
We wanted people to sign-in on something that could be used years down the line, so everyone signed in on vintage (reproduced) Candyland playing cards. I love the idea of my little nephew playing this game years from now and talking about all these people who showed up to love him before he was even born. How loved he already is!
Because we didn’t have enough sugar at the party already (hah), we sent guests home with a miniature lollipop (Amazon, $13.45). You should know that each wrapper comes with some pretty annoying print. Not decorative and definitely not cute but hey, you can’t beat the price so we just added some 2 inch stickers for instant customization.
I already mentioned that we had corn dogs, french fries with four different dipping sauces, ice cream, floats, banana splits but the icing on the cake, in my opinion, was the cotton candy machine we rented. I don’t even like cotton candy but how much fun is that?! And, of course, no Far West Texas party is complete without both cultures being represented…Shiner and Tecate!
The entertainment for the night (other than watching all the kids running around all hopped up on sugar!) took the form of a hanging frame. Everyone took turns fooling around and taking pictures next to the chalked reproduction of “Life Is Sweet” and as soon as I get them printed and bound, Angelica and Tracy will have pictures of all those in attendance.
So, there you have it, Little Man! Your sweet shower is done and now it’s pretty close to the time for the world to meet you. We are all so excited and can’t wait to spoil you rotten. We love you, Gelica and Tracy!