Last fall I was given a beautiful Shower of Roses for Our Baby as we were preparing for the arrival of our little “Rose.” Recently a good friend of mine delivered another precious baby girl, and since one of her patron saints is St. Therese I thought a little rose themed baby shower would be be just the thing to celebrate her arrival!
It was rather a last minute thing, since I had been without a kitchen and on crutches, and so I only had a couple
weeks hours to plan, not to mention PRAY that our kitchen would be at least close to being finished (the cabinet doors were installed the day before the shower!), so I told her it would probably be more like a “sprinkle” instead of a “shower.” Even though it was rather thrown together, it turned out to be a lovely afternoon.
~ Invitations ~
I didn’t have time to mail out invitations, so email it was…
Thank goodness for the stationery feature on my iMac!
~ Guests of Honor ~
Amy with her little Sweet Pea
I had wanted to make a Baby Sock Corsage for Amy, but having run out of time, ended up just pinning a single “rose” made from a pretty pink ruffly sock.
~ Decorations ~
Fresh cut roses, of course!
Isn’t that a cute little rose tea-pot? I found it at Pier 1.
Speaking of Pier 1, I also have a total love of rose shaped candles right now (ever since I received a box of beautiful rose candles from PJ. THANK YOU PJ!!) and just cleaned our Pier 1 store out of these Pink Rose Tealights! LOVE them!
I loved Lacy’s idea of tying roses to the bottom of balloons for a “Shower of Roses” and knew that I just had to get some balloons! Thank you to my Hubby for running to the store while I finished getting ready! 🙂
Marci brought candles and little ceramic roses to decorate the table.
I also set out one of my little St. Therese statues with the pretty little rose tea-pot that Amy gave me last year.
~ Games ~
I wasn’t planning on doing any games, but at 1 am the night before I decided that we *had* to at least have a couple games…
I am sure everyone else agreed when they realized that they all got to have some baby food as an appetizer! 😉
Uuummmmm, YUM! 😉
We also played “Name the Baby!”
Next time I will be sure to not wait until the
night before early morning of the shower to print the games… Apparently my computer switched around the numbering and I was too tired to notice! Oops!
Rose Candle Holders with Tea Lights were the prizes.
~ Refreshments ~
Hubby ordered the cake for me from Costco. (I “erased” the writing on it for this blog post.) I had him ask them to use their special autumn frosting colors of burgundy and sage green, along with baby pink. Didn’t it turn out so pretty!
“Perfectly Pink Party Punch”
1 liter Ginger Ale
1 liter Raspberry Soda
4-6 scoops of Berry Sherbet
and 1/2-1 cup Frozen Raspberries
Coffee, Cocoa and Tea…
… served with cream and sugar…
… and chocolate roses!
~ Gifts ~
~ Favors ~
~ A Few More Pictures ~
Rose and her little cousin, who isn’t quite SO little anymore!
Welcome Sweet Pea!
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.