allison’s shower in full plan mode

2 weeks until allison ‘s shower! i can’t wait! things are coming together. lots of paper has been used to make diagrams, ideas, lists of what to do, etc. i am constantly on the internet, often googling “pink baby shower images” in hopes of additional ideas i haven’t thought of!

the linen is set. i received the real napkins on monday and the table cloths are scheduled to arrive on wednesday (all thanks to my mother in law!) i had a special package arrive from the sweets & treats boutique! very cute pink striped straws! so cute! i am still waiting on my www.etsy.com order (which again, i strongly encourage you to check out if you are into artsy & craftsy things!) i can’t wait for these to arrive.

sadly or disappointingly or annoyingly, i am still waiting for about 30 responses- there were 42 invites! so you can see my sadness/disappointment/annoyance. the response is set for 2/5, so technically there is still time, but…… still waiting.

my cousin is helping me out with the favors. don’t know that we have figured out the final favor but we have the packaging set!

games- my cousins friend melissa is tending to… as well as drinks and balloons!

music- allison’s friend erin is handling this!

food- hazelnuts will again be catering! don’t want to spoil the surprise on our feast!

dessert- i have almost figured out. i have the table figured out, just need to figure out what to fill everything with.

and i am waiting for a big package from www.orientaltrading.com– also a great site for party planning!

anything else????

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i am back!

it has been a really long time since i have been on here, but here i am. i can’t tell you why i have been absent but i can tell you that i haven’t planned any parties since march of 2011. it’s not because i declined an offer. it’s because no one has asked me…. {hope that gives you the push/guilt you need to seek me to plan for you} in any event, i am back!

i am in full swing planning a baby shower for my cousin Allison who is having a girl in april! so excited! as many of you know, or will find out now, Allison was my first “child’! ever since she was born, i have taken her on my hip as if she was my own! she is the reason i wanted kids and my parents feared i would be pregnant at 12! and now she is having a child! crazy!

i don’t want to share too much on here, as hopefully she reads it {and i want some surprises} but i will tell you that the theme is pink, green and owls! all of the dishes/silverware/cups/linens will all be real! not paper or plastic. trying to do my part to be green! i have made some special orders on www.etsy.com– if you haven’t been over there, you MUST check it out! lots of goodies that are all handmade!

i don’t know why i have waited so long to plan, i LOVE this stuff! i absolutely thrive on it! so stay tuned…. pictures will come after the shower {february 12th}….