Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A special baby shower for sweet baby Camila

Hello everyone! This.week.has.been.absolutely.insane! Mainly because of my day job (boo-hoo)...

We saw our dear friends Mr. and Mrs. H last Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. H are expecting their first baby! Baby Camila is due in October. Mrs. H asked me to help her with the baby shower preparations. Mind you this is all new to me, since I have never thrown a baby shower before, not even for my dog baby Leela.

But I think I am up for the challenge: I love to throw parties and making arrangements is one of my fortes, so to be able to help coordinate Camila's baby shower is a dream come true. I truly feel so honored. So, in the spirit of keeping things as organized as possible, I have decided to break it down into 4 sections:

1. Decoration: Mrs. H wants to incorporate purple. I was thinking purple and a light yellow or green....
2. Food: simplicity is key
3. Party favors: handmade!!!!
4. Games: something fun pleaaaseeee!

The party will take place at the end of July, so that gives me roughly 5 weeks of planning time. As I come up with ideas, I thought it would be great to share them with you. I know this is not what the blog is all about, but I really want to use handmade items whenever possible. Plus we are on a serious budget, so I will probably end up doing some of the things myself. What say you? Will you join me on this journey?

If you have any ideas, tips, online resources, etc, I would love to hear from you! Hey!!! Who am I kidding?!? I would LOVE to hear from you no matter what! Your comments make my heart sing.


About The Author : Leela

Leela is a 4.5 y.o. Silky Terrier who truly believes she is a baby. She is the Chief Designer at Ooh Leela!™, a dog boutique that specializes in personalized dog shirts, trendy dog clothing, beds and accessories. She is sassy and sweet, full of personality and attitude. You can follow her on Twitter and you can connect with her on Facebook


  1. Check these ladies out:

    They have a page of links dedicated just to parties. There was another party blog that i just found the other day but I can't find it now. When I do, I'll send you the link.

    And totally off topic, I absolutely loved your suggestions for SF. I've posted about the fabric stores (and other sf adventures) on my blog (giving you props, of course!) Thanks again so much for the tips!

  2. Sounds great!! Check out Martha's page, she always have new ideas, and a lot of handmade stuff to do!!

  3. first baby shower is very exciting to host...i did mine many moons ago for my sister who was having twins! the food was very simple. being that you going to be in july cold salads and finger sandwiches seem like a perfect fit...serve them with a citrus type punch/beverage and you'll be a rock star. games hmmmm....i remember one we did was called measure the belly! everyone looks over the new mama and comes up with how many inches her belly is writes it down and who ever is closest got a prize. fun easy and all you need is a little paper pencils and a measuring tape. :)

  4. Hi Ladies, happy Friday!!! Thank you all so much for such great ideas!

    Andee, I love love love Kojo Designs! So glad to know you like both fabric stores.

    Annabel, I want to be just like Martha when I grow up :)

    Annie, I totally agree with you, thank you so much for sharing. We have decided to serve croissant sandwiches, piggies in a blanket, potato salad and flavored water.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment. YOU ROCK!!!


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