Saturday, March 31, 2012

Cute As A Button

A few weeks ago I got to help throw a little baby shower for my sister, Angie and my soon to arrive (as in any day now!) nephew, Brady. We are so ready to meet this little man!!

We went with a "Cute as a Button" theme. I outlined some of the details at the bottom for all my party throwing peeps out there. :)

Lauren wowed us once again with a color coordinated cake, per our request.
The favors:

Ally girl was a special guest and is super excited about this baby brother! We've already bonded over our middle sister connection.
Hostesses with the Mostesses
Mom and Ang
The loot! Angie isn't the biggest fan of opening gifts in front of everyone (I know she isn't alone in that!) so we made it a "display shower". So simple for the guests and the honoree.

The dets: (if you are reading this on googlereader you may have some color issues??, not sure how to fix it, but you can read the below by clicking on the blog - sorry!)
  • Invitations: These were from Etsy, we just had the lady customize the colors to match Angie's nursery, and traded out one of the pacifier pictures for a button. I was impressed that she was able to match the Restoration Hardware blue so closely!
  • Big Buttons: Kacey found those big buttons in the exact same color as our invites, which is a very unique color, at Hobby Lobby - so we were of course thrilled ;). If your still reading than you can appreciate how exciting a little detail like a giant button in your exact shower colors showing up can be! They had them in cream and maybe one other color too? They were a little pricey, like maybe $17, but with Hobby Lobby you can always get them half off you hold out for the sale. We just tied one to a wreath Kacey already had and put the others on plate stands.
  • Button garland: We made this from scrap book paper. Kacey found a small packet of paper in the shower colors. We just cut different size circles with circle punches, then punched four holes in the center with a regular hole punch (fold the circle in half to get to the center). Then Kacey sewed them all together on her sewing machine.
  • Button B: I bought a package of buttons at JoAnns and arranged them in a "b" the way I wanted them then super glued them to the paper. I actually made two of these. On the first one, I used the wrong kind of gorilla glue, it apparently expands after it dries so it looked great until few hours later when it was seeping through the holes in the buttons and around the sides. Not pretty. Thankfully I had bought two packages of buttons and redid it with regular super glue. My buttons weren't perfectly flat so that made getting a few of them to stick a little tricky, but obviously they worked. Then we put the paper in a frame and ta-da.
  • Wooden Buttons: I ordered some plain wooden buttons online and used them like confetti on the tables.
  • Favor: For the favor I bought plain silver magnet clips at OfficeMax and super glued big buttons onto the center circle. I couldn't find enough of one kind of big buttons, they come in packs of two or three, so I just used a variety all in neutral colors but different styles and textures. I tried paperclips with buttons and magnets on them but the magnet clips were just simpler and cleaner. I just made up the poem, I am sure any English major would be rolling their eyes at the misconstrued rhymes and rhythms but Oh well. :) I printed the poem on the same paper as the button garland.
  • Burlap Runners: Kacey cut the cream and brown burlap to make runners. She just cut the cream a few inches wider than the brown, I thought it was really cute!
  • Mason Jar Vases: Kac already had these from a previous party. She hot clued the rope and wrapped it around the centers.
  • Onesie and bibs: the talented Kristiana made those.

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