Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Baby Shower :)

I finished work one week before my shower so that I would have time to get everything prepared... thinking I would be able to relax after the shower was over but ending up with only 3 days to myself before bub made her arrival :) oh well! Couldn't be happier!

The theme was a mixture of southern chic, country & western, farmyard & cutesy cowgirl. :) 
The inspiration behind my baby shower came from my husband being from Texas, cute little crocheted cowgirl boots a friend made for bub & my love of outdoors. I also follow the Hostess with the Mostess Blog which has tons of inspiration! 
We had a variety of savory & sweet foods all made from scratch by my mother & myself. On the savory side there were mini quiches, croissants with turkey, brie, cranberry & sprouts, bacon on skewers & cheesy corn puddings. Sweets - mini french toast with maple syrup, individual serves of bircher muesli with yogurt & mixed berry compote, caramel apples, button sugar cookies, apple pie pops (the love hearts), peach & apricot pies, mini pecan pies, lemon poppyseed muffins, banana choc-chip muffins & coconut ice! We also served a variety of juice & chocolate & strawberry milk.  The cute cake however was made by a good friend of mine. 
Mum & I went to the flower market and just chose a few bunches of my favourite flowers, daisies :) and sunflowers and some others which on the day my sister & I arranged pretty arbitrarily among various glass jars, cans & in drawers of the desk used for the gift table. We stuck some of the sunflowers in the garden bed to look like they were growing there naturally :) fooled everyone! 
Each guest received their own handmade sheriff badge nametag upon arrival and I had individual jars of strawberry jam as favours - I made both the badges & the jam. I made all my decorations - the fabric streamers, bunting, painted letters, pom poms etc.. hired the hay bales & wagon wheel. 
It was a big event and took hours of preparation, but definitely was worth it! I absolutely love how it all turned out and am glad everyone else enjoyed it aswell :)


  1. wow! yall sure know how to throw a party! seriously amazing... you are my inspiration!

  2. Looks like you had a wonderful shower! The food is beautiful. You & your mom should have your own cooking show. Love the decorations too!

  3. Wow, this is AMAZING!!! I LOVE IT HEAPS.

    You and your mum did a GREAT job. Totally worth all the effort though!!! Love it!

    Love Jessima

  4. Oh my goodness you are so talented!!!

  5. Completely gorgeous! You really know how to throw a super cute shower. I love that your theme was a way of honoring Marshall. Really sweet.

  6. Hi Tahlia,
    Thank you for allowing us to share your gorgeous baby shower on Love In October. Hope you enjoyed the post!