On to the shower. Heidi's sister-in-law, Caimbrin, and I were in charge of putting it together. I couldn't have asked for a better co-host. We deliberated for a while and finally deciding on a theme, which turned out to be labeled the "bright antique owl" theme. Don't laugh. My ideas rarely fit into a nice orderly box. Anyway, once we started planning, Heidi's friend Ashley asked if she could help out. I'm normally a total control freak (I know, completely surprising), but I'm becoming more mature in my age and have realized that help is good. Plus, I knew Ashley was a great photographer which meant she has an eye for cute things. I was so right. Anything I described to her that I wanted she ran with and did an amazing job. Thanks Ashley!
I decided that I wanted to home make a few things for her shower to give it a more personal feel. Plus, I like to try to make things. Yes, I said try. My ideas flop as often as the succeed. First project was a banner. I saw an idea from a blog and came up with my version. Here's how it turned out.
The food labels matched the invitations. Fancy shmancy! Check out the Ashley's cake stand where we put the cake balls. Adorable, huh?
I had set in my head that I wanted antique colorful vases for the centerpiece. Ashley hit up her favorite thrift stores and found these unique vases that produced this beautiful scene.