I am very blessed to have made wonderful friends during a prenatal water aerobics class I took two years ago. Six of us have maintained a close friendship and playgroup with as many of us as possible getting together at least once a week. Altogether we began this adventure with 5 boys and 1 girl. 2011 is bringing at least 2 more little boys to the group with one little one making his arrival almost two weeks ago and another expected this month. Of course, this kind of excitement needs a party so the other four of us decided to host a shower for the two friends expecting.
We ended up with a tea and trucks shower. That is, a lovely afternoon tea for the ladies with a touch of boy inspired fun of trucks tossed in. It worked out so well and everyone had a great time. Here's a peek at the details ...
On the island in the center of the kitchen, we set out a variety of tea cups and teas for the guests to select from along with sugar, honey, lemons and cream.
The food was arranged on the kitchen table. We had a lovely assortment - quiches, sandwiches (cut into train shapes - so cute!), deviled eggs, fresh fruit, cheese, cupcakes and a dirt pie served appropriately in a dump truck with a shovel. ;)
Off to the side of the kitchen island from the teas, were small guestbooks for each of the moms with cards left out for the guests to write a note and adhere to the appropriate book.
Next to the guestbooks was a toy dump truck containing tea bag favors for the guests.
Credit goes to Allison for coming up with the great idea for the personalized packaging for the bags. She sent me a sketch and I ran with it in Photoshop. The result were simply adorable little packets that we added Tazo tea bags to. One side had an image of a dump truck with the words "It's a Boy!" above it. The opposite side had the name plus "Rolling into town / [month] 2011."
The gifts were displayed next to the fireplace in the adjoining living room. A diaper cake denoting each mom's side with a slightly different twist based on their personalities. Alicia did a fabulous job creating those!
Supplies: throughout - Bazzill Basics Paper cards, Reflections white cardstock, Amienne font; Invitations - miscellaneous blue & green cardstock, QuicKutz onesie die, Momenta stickers, adhesive backed foam, ribbon; Instructions for favors & guesbooks - Momenta stickers; Guestbooks - chipboard, binder rings, QuicKutz onesie die, Momenta stickers, Making Memories edge scrapper, Ellie Lash's Detour kit, Mod Podge; Tea Bag Favors - Ellie Lash's Detour kit; staples, Tazo teas.
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