We had planned to host this shower on mom's deck, but it turned out to be a chilly day, so that didn't work out like we originally planned. That's okay! It turned out great. Monkey's were every where!
"Sweet Little Monkey, You're Loved a Ton!"
We put monkey's hanging out in lamps, cups, from the ceiling fan. Hehe, I had a lot of fun with this part.
|Barrel of Monkey's hanging around the banana pudding!|
|I hung vines from the ceiling fan and put monkey's of all shapes and sizes hanging from them.|
|The food table center piece. The stuffed monkey was mine from when I was a child. I drew the picture behind it and wrapped vines around everything.|
|We hung the "Sweet Little Monkey You're Loved a Ton!" banner above the fireplace.|
For some reason I didn't get a picture of the entire table that we covered with a blue, green and red table cloth and tied each end with blue, yellow, green, white, and red tissue paper poofs. The table was stinkin' adorable and was filled with yummy goodies like Monkey bread, Monkey bars, banana pudding, cheese and crackers.... (my mom is an excellent cook so there was not a shortage of amazing food, plus she provided coffee which made the evening 110% complete ;) I wish I would've got a picture of the entire table, there's always something I forget! Dang it.
|I couldn't resist this little outfit.|
Lastly, I made a baby memory book. This was my favorite piece. It turned out super cute and I hope she loves it and puts it to good use. I'm thinking I might have to do this idea more often because I really enjoyed putting it together and what mom doesn't love something that's already created that you can just fill in as you go ('cause you're always on the go...).
|The front cover where Mom can record his name, the meaning of his name, his birthday, time, length, weight, etc. etc.|
My phone was nearly dead and I didn't capture pictures of the beautiful mommy-to-be and the guests who attended. I hate that. Thankfully, I did remember to capture some pictures. Still, what I regret most is not capturing photos of the car seat cover my mom made for Samantha. OH MY GOODNESS! You talk about stinkin' adorable! She used sock monkey fabric (red and brown), paired with brown and white striped fabric, and a onsie to match. It was seriously the hit of the show. My mom is so, so talented. We ooooo'd and awwwwww'd over that thing for quite a while. Haha, we didn't play a game, just sat and talked about that car seat cover! I think everyone had more fun doing that anyway. You know how girls are - we love to chit chat about anything and everything - including an adorable car seat cover!
I can't wait to meet this little Unruh. I love the little monkey so much already!