Real Baby Shower: Pat the Bunny

Monday, January 31, 2011

Another super creative baby shower by Whitney from Whitney Smith Photography. She was the master-mind behind the Back to School shower, and she definitely did lose her steam when tasked to come up with another one. "Pat the Bunny" aka "Megan the Mommy" is such a clever way to bring a childhood classic to life. And this color palette... GORGEOUS. I love the different shades of pink in the pom poms, flowers and water bottle covers placed on the table. And take special note of the different callouts from the book -- for example, the shaving kit for the hubby's scratching face and donuts as rings.

From Whitney... Yesterday i had the pleasure of throwing my adorable friend, megan, a baby shower. 
I got the idea for a pat the bunny theme shower and was really excited about all the little details. 
Then Craig informed me that no one would know what pat the bunny was (its a CLASSIC childrens book, duh!) but it was too late, i was too excited and there was no turning back. Turns out, most everyone (including Megan, who was the one that really mattered) knew and loved pat the bunny book. So there, Craig. And Jocelyn.

I was also super excited about doing a PINK shower. pink, pink, and more pink. Each page of the touch-and-feel book was incorporated into the shower. So naturally, I had to get a life size picture of Alex (the daddy-to-be) and give him a sand paper beard. The beard was cut into a puzzle with different questions on the back. I had asked Alex a few questions in advance and everyone had a riot listening to his responses. Lets just say one of the questions was "do you remember the nite of conception?" Yup. 

I went there. And Yup. He did. 

After the daddy game, lunch was served. Marcia, Megan's mother-in-law, prepared the fantastic spread. After lunch, we played a game. Ok, i am not a game person but peek-a-boo had to come in somewhere. So we played the adult version of peek-a-boo. Which, actually is a very fun game: the sheet game. Two groups stand on either side of a sheet being held up. Each team sends one person to stand right behind the sheet. At the count of three the sheet is dropped and whoever calls out the other person's name first wins. Then the losing person is sent to the winning team's side. A lot like red-rover. But without the broken arms.

Craig's mom let me borrow some of her vintage children's books. Craig thumbed thru the books and remembered when cheri read them to him. Very sweet. The mirror corner with baby pictures of 

Megan and Alex.

Then it was time for presents. Megan opened tons of gorgeous things. Her little girl is one lucky lady. After presents it was DESSERT time. Everyone gathered around for.... "mommy's rings" also known as MY mommy's famous donuts. These babies usually only make an appearance at the halloween donut party but i twisted my mom's arm to get up at 6am that morning to start the process of making a batch. My Aunt Megan made her delicious sugar cookies too. Some serisouly good treats.

Each lady took home a petite vase with a crepe paper flower (spritzed with perfume, of course). Emily and I stayed up late one nite making these little numbers. Fun, but our fingers were raw afterwards. I could not have done the shower without Emily's help. She was such a good little worker elf. My mom warned me not to over do it with decorating the disposable water bottles. Does she not know me? I am gaudy by nature. but honestly, I had a blast planning every second of this shower and watching 

Megan have a great time.

Photography & Design: Whitney Smith / Favors: Vase with a crepe paper flower


Leika said...

Aw, this was one of my favorite books as a wee one! Adorable!

Lili said...

sooo adorable! love the hanging poms and lanterns!

Andrea said...

What an awesome concept! Can I ask a design question? What is the name of the font you used? Thanks! Andrea