Sunday, May 3, 2009

Melissa and Stan's Baby Shower

On Saturday night we threw a couple's baby shower for our friends Melissa and Stan. They are expecting their first baby, a girl to be named Denali, in early July. Since Stan is from Alaska (which is where Denali gets her name from) and Melissa is from Texas, we decided to have some fun with the theme. 

Denali will have a purple butterfly room so we incorporated purple butterflies as well. We had a ton of fun preparing for this shower. We are all so happy that they will be blessed with a precious daughter in just 8 more weeks. Here are some photos from the party.

We gave Mel these slippers. I had a pair similar to these with each of my kids and I loved them. I hope they bring a smile to her face during her stay in the hospital. 

When they were opening gifts for Denali it was as if Stan had never seen any of the baby items before. Melissa was explaining what to do with everything. Good thing he is a fast learner! 
Melissa and me hanging out in after a long night. Most of the guests left around 1am. How many baby showers can say that?!
This is our Sarah Palin Pinata. You know, because she is the governor of Alaska. That's all. I mean, it just fits with our theme. Nothing personal. (but don't think it didn't feel good to hit that pinata with a bat! 
Here's Mel warming up for the pinata. And here's Stan wacking it hard enough to get all the candy out! He felt bad for being the 2nd person to hit it and knocking all the candy out so he asked that we tape it back together. ha!

Next we played Pin the tail on Rick Perry (the Gov. of Texas). It took about 6 people before we hit the bulls eye, but it was a lot of fun to watch people try. 

Our party favors--purple, of course!
One of the cakes we had. The bakery did a great job! In keeping with the Alaska/Texas theme we also served "Alaskan" crab salad, salmon, brisket, and Texas 7-layer dip. We started the night with an Exxon Valdez chocolate fountain but the motor died and we ended up with a fondue oil spill instead. 
Of course we had purple flowers all over the place. It was a lot of fun picking them all out and Josh was really helpful with arranging the flowers (it helps to have vases with holes in them)!

1 comment:

kcathy said...

looks like the best shower ever! I would have loved a crack at that pinata. :)