baby boy “shower”

baby boy "SHOWER"
the baby shower was a success! at least as far as i could tell. i just loved planning it, obviously i took the “shower” and “umbrella” theme, and ran with it. too cute, huh?
of course, once the party actually started, i forgot to take pictures of actual people…but i promise you there were people there. so anyways, here are some party pics:
well, these are the invites, but they were too cute not to share! i downloaded them free off the web from a magazine website, but i cannot find the link anymore! grr. let me know if you know where they come from, please!

the favors: sugar cookies with royal icing. these were so fun to make! about 1.5 hours to ice, but worth it. love the polka dots on the boots. stephanie thought of doing that! she helped soo much today with taking care of sadie, etc. thanks, steph!

made some “clouds” from tissue paper, martha stewart style.

little baby boy garland…notice the raindrop paper. hehe.

i hung a few of these umbrellas from oriental trading, then cut out raindrop shapes from cardstock, sewed them together, and hung them from the edges. it looked so adorable!

sign out front.

totally used this lady’s idea for the flags. rolled the edges in sugar crystals. sweet!

the food was amazing! fruit salad, amazing dip and veggies, and seven layer dip.
i had some wonderful ladies help me out with some of it, thanks aimee and robin!

i made my lemon cranberry scones


i set some cards out for people to write advice or a quality they admired of cassy’s, and then slid them into a little photo album, wish i’d gotten a picture of the front, it was cute!

i love party planning.

love it.
(probably too much)

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  1. Such a very cute shower, I sure wish I could have been there!

  2. It was tons of fun! Thanks for awesome!!

  3. How cute is this party?
    You are such a detailed person!
    I love everything… can I ask, did it rain for the party? ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. You’re such a great friend, Jessica! What a fun shower! I love all the detail and creative thought you put into everything you do! You rock!

  5. hehe, no it didn’t rain. i was kinda hoping it would though, that would have been too funny! it was a gorgeous sunny fall day. ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Oh my, I love people who have as much passion as I do for throwing beautiful parties. I LOVE this! Such gorgeous styling – partic love the brolly with raindrops and the cookies! Splashingly wonderful.

  7. Where did you get the Wellington boot cookie cutter? I love it and think it’s a great idea…Thanks!

  8. So cute!!! I used that invitation too. It came from . All your details are so much fun!!!!


  9. Oh, this is so cute. I love the umbrella idea.

  10. just love the BABY BOY banner. How did you cut out the letters?! Would love a tutorial! Just started following your blog! You have great ideas ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. what an adorable shower! I am bookmarking this one. Thanks for all the pretty ideas.

  12. thanks, cupcakes and cutlery, for the invite info! I found the cowboy boot cookie cutter here:

    but apparently they don’t have it in their store right now. ๐Ÿ™ I cut off the spurs and the top of the boot to make it look like a rainboot!

    for the letters, i just printed out the font and size i wanted, then cut them out and traced the letters onto the scrapbook paper. easy peasy!

    thanks for all the wonderful comments!

  13. Soo very cute!

  14. Great party! So many cute touches, the raindrops are fabulous.

  15. I love this idea! I hope you don’t mind that I am featuring elements of it on my blog:

  16. Hi, I really love the rain theme. The decorations are amazing! I’m having a baby shower next month and was wondering how did you hang the umbrella’s from the roof. You can e-mail me at [email protected] . Thanks.


  17. This might be a silly question, but how did you hang the umbrella? I noticed it was over the snack table.. I could just imagine if I tacked something above it would come crashing down! :S haha

  18. So I just found this today. So funny that you’ve already done this–you’re just a couple years ahead of me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Aubrey Packham says

    Hey Jessica! I just stumbled across your blog and I thought – I know her! ๐Ÿ™‚ But I knew you as Jessica Lance from Gilroy. I think I was in YW when you were a Laurel. Anyway, your blog is awesome. I love that you have three girls. How fun! I love to sew, but I have six boys, so they don’t really appreciate much that I sew for them. Ha ha! I’ll have to check out your blog more often. Glad to see you are doing so well!

  20. I know a few other people have already asked about how you hung the umbrella, but I didn’t see any answers. . . I’m curious how you did it! I’m planning a garden-themed bedroom for my sister and I thought hanging an umbrella with raindrops like you did would be a cute touch.


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