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!!

12 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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  4. what a cute theme! so original!

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

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

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

    Jane @ Finding Fabulous

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  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!

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

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

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  10. very very cute, I love pearls

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