This past weekend I got to host a shower for one of my dear friends in our small group. I have had the privilege of getting to know Laura Ashley over the past year and am so thankful that the Lord put us together during this season of life!
confession: I can't bring myself to take these down from my mantle they are just soooo cute!
Her name in a flag banner I made, Holland Grace. Isn't that just so stinkin beautiful! I love it!
A thank you card station for people to self address an envelope. I had heard this idea at showers before and I think it is an awesome way to take some pressure off the recipient. It is easy to get bogged down with thank you notes. Especially because usually when you have a shower of some sort it is in the midst of a busy life changing time in your life when you don't have a ton of extra time to write a billion and million notes! I am thankful for gifts when I get them don't get me wrong but I HATE HATE HATE writing thank you notes. Who came up with that garbage anyways? Isn't saying thank you enough!? I always feel so much pressure to get them out quickly then I feel this tremendous guilt for not doing it fast enough and end up procrastinating, then comes more guilt more pressure.... as you can see a dirty vicious cycle! annnnnnd stepping of soap box now...
I made some tissue paper pom poms following this tutorial. Then I added some rain drops because it was a "shower" get it? ha.ha. One of the girls that helped out mentioned this idea and then I got some inspiration from pinterest!
strawberry cupcakes yum! I forgot to take a picture of the rest of the food :( It was all quite declious!
Lemon drop party favors, says thanks for "dropping" by. Another pinterest find.
Some of the girls putting their thumbprint on a tree Laura Ashley made for Hollands room. She is taking it to all of her showers. How neat!
All the ladies. We had a great time and Laura Ashley got lots of great stuff as they prepare for Holland Grace to make her appearance soon! We can't wait to meet you little one!