This February, my best, best, best, best, bestest friend in the whole wide world (do I sound like a 4th grader), Brooke, is having her first child — a baby boy! I am absolutely thrilled for her and her husband. They are going to be amazing parents.
Here’s a recent pic of me and all my closest girlfriends from high school. Brooke is the furthest to the left on the sofa arm — she’s got a cute little baby bump! Isn’t she a doll? And, yes, if you didn’t notice, we all have baby BOYS! Fun, right? I love these gals!
Anywhoo, a couple thousand miles may separate us but that didn’t stop me from providing a helping hand with one of Brooke’s baby showers. From my remote standpoint, I decided to tackle the invitations and any crafts and/or games. At this point, I’d love to be able to tell you that I madean adorable little invitation, but we were under a major time crunch. Therefore, I went with a very simple but classy invite from an adorable, local stationery shop.Now, when it came to “crafty” things I had a bit more time to dabble…
One of my top priorities was to create a special book to commemorate the event and this time in her life — a little book filled with notes, messages, memories or advice from all of the guests at the shower. With only scrapbook paper (cut to size 4×6), ribbon, baby-related “puffy” stickers and a binder ring, I created this little gem:
Each guest at the shower took one card, on which they wrote a sweet message, piece of advice or fun memory. All the cards were gathered at the end of the shower, re-combined and given to Brooke. Sweet, cute & fun!
My inspiration for this little booklet can be found here at the House of Smiths.
Before I sign off, I want to leave you with a few relevant Pinterest finds. I love this “Wish for Baby” idea and these super cute executions:
What are you’re fave baby shower ideas?