Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Pearl Preview

I am way excited about the shower I am helping plan this weekend. It's for my best friend's other best friend who is pregnant with a baby girl (don't worry, it's okay that she has another best friend. We were her 2 maids of honors).

Luckily for us, the theme was easy to figure out. D (the mama to be) calls her baby "Pearl." It's not going to be the baby's name (that I know of), I think it's more a nickname whilst the baby is in utero. Whatever the reason, it made the party planning pretty easy. Theme = PEARLS!

Due to my love of Jackie O (see here) and our shared love of pearls (see here), this was right up my alley.

I am only in charge of decor for this shower, and it's been fun but challenging because our decor budget is quite low. But I know it will look adorable and I can't wait to post pics of the finished product next week. For now, here are a few preview pics:

This is the invite, which I take ZERO credit for. This comes from Jessi over at Naptime Diaries, another friend of the mama to be. Jessi is a young mom with 3 adorable kids and an awesome talent for design! Check out her blog to see some of the other invitations, holiday cards and blog designs she has done for people.

I spray painted some cardboard letters in a hot pink color.... I am obviously using these for the shower, but I can't tell you how or I would have to kill you. On a happier note, I have decided I want a fully stocked closet of spray paint in my house at all times. I am just obsessed. Plus, I got this mini bottle of pink spray paint that was so cute. Anything in a miniature size is cute. The little glass ketchup bottles? Swoon. But this is not a post about miniature versions of normal sized things, is it?

I am doing a little light baking for the party favors. As I mentioned before, we have a tight budget, so sugar cookies was economical. I got some pearl non-pareils and pearl ribbon to tie the treat bags with. And voila - favors! Doesn't everyone love a cookie? If they don't, I will just take them home for myself. This project allows me to use food coloring, which is also fantastic. In fact, I revise my earlier statement to say that I would like a fully stocked variety of spray paint colors AND food coloring colors at all time. I am not asking for much here.

Anyways... that is all I am going to give you, but I know you are DYING to see the results (right?!). To be honest, I am really excited to see how it all turns out. Hope the mama to be will love it!!


  1. I can't wait for this! And jackie, you can use my name instead of just "best friend". love you

  2. the budget is "quite low". lol. jackie. you know we are loaded.

  3. staci. i am trying to show my fellow bloggers that you can still do a cute party with a "smaller" budget.. now i feel as though i have made you upset.

  4. what a cute theme! so original!

    PS I am obsessed with mini ketchups too. And mini muffins! haha

  5. UH-DOR-able!!!!! Please post lots of pictures:)

  6. Oh looks like fun! And those cookies with the pearls...too cute!

    Jane @ Finding Fabulous

  7. Hey Jackie! I found you through LBS! I laughed when I read your bio because I, too, am a Yankee living in Dixie territory. :)

    The pearl non-pareils were a great idea. Good luck with your bash!

  8. I'm passing along the Happiness 101 award to you! Check out my blog for details! :)

  9. Oh my goodness. What a precious theme! The cookies look fabulous!

  10. very very cute, I love pearls