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 :)