Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Cricut is Clutch...

There was a time in my life where my weekends consisted of A: a wedding shower B: a bachelorette party or C: a wedding. It was fun! We ate, we had dance parties, we laughed at each other and with each other and we ate our weight in wedding cake and mashed potato bars.

It's only been a few years, but it kind of seems like a lifetime ago. The party circuit is picking back up but this time, instead of couple's showers with margarita machines and gifts of china patterns, there are watermelons cut like baby carriages and gifts of breast pumps and onesies. My how the tides have turned.

We threw a shower for my dear friend Lynch (she's one of the Allison's...) on Saturday and we couldn't help but laugh at the fact that EXACTLY one year ago Saturday, we were laying on the beach in Mexico celebrating 10 years of friendship, drinking Miami Vices, reading the Twilight saga, singing Beat It in honor of MJ and having afternoon snacks in the ice cream parlour at our "resort". (I use resort loosely...we were duped!)

It was fun to celebrate Lynch, Baby Blythe, and our friendship again this weekend with an ice cream parlour. There was a lot of branding that went into this shower. Bradley got a Cricut for Christmas so we felt it our duty to have everything personalized. The general theme of the weekend was that the Cricut is pretty clutch. It's a good thing we had those crushed Oreos, gummy bears and cool whip labeled...it could have been really confusing for our guests! :) *Ice cream parlour idea and cutouts can be found here.
We had an area where friends and family could decorate an ornament for Blythe's first Christmas tree. They turned out precious!
"Sassy" (Allison's mom) making an ornament for her granddaughter
"Lolly" (Of Lolly and Pop....Yes, it's true! This is Ryan's mom) making an ornament for her granddaughter
Bradley, L-Merc and Reams trying to figure out how to draw an angel on an ornament. Bradley says she knows that Blythe and Avery will be in the same Pi Phi pledge class...
My ornament for Blythe....Love, Aunt T-Rog
Bradley made this darling bow holder and we asked everyone to top their gift with a bow to help get Blythe's bow collection started.

Everyone got a cookie to take home
Our goal was for Lynch and Ryan to feel celebrated, supported and loved during this exciting time. We can't wait to meet Miss Blythe!

28 comments:

Risley said...

how fun!
I can totally relate..
Wedding season has turned out to baby showers and 1st birthday parties :)

Mrs. Pick said...

What a beautiful shower! So many sweet little touches---how thoughtful!

KatiePerk said...

Amazing. I need a cricut.

Polish and Pearls said...

Ugh I want a Cricut sooo badly! Looks like ya'll threw an amazing shower!

allison said...

Y'all... this was literally the cutest, most special little event ever. Everything was so perfect!!! And, the moms and I were talking on the way home, it was not only cute, but SO MUCH FUN. We all had a blast! Thank you so much for everything you did. I can't wait to show Blythe pictures of it all one day. Y'all are the absolute best!!!!! Hopefully we'll all be back by the pool/ beach shortly...

Annie said...

everything looks perfect and adorable!!
what a fabulous shower!! :)
cute pictures!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Everything is adorable!! What a cute shower!

kristin fulghum said...

so cute! totally wish i could have been there.

Mrs. S said...

how cute is that! I am about to start planning my sissys bridal shower!

Angie S said...

everything looks so festive and fun! cute!!

Crown + Castle said...

This party is adorable! Where did you get the die-cuts with the food names on them (or did you make them)? Too cute!

The Walton's said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the adorable decorations. I have a couple of baby showers coming up later this summer and am definitely going to steal a few ideas. I just love the ice cream parlor theme! So cute! I love your blog!

- Maggie
mgwalton.blogspot.com

Resisting Perfection said...

ADORABLE. What a great idea to have all guests bring a bow for her collection.

Virginia Belle said...

Such a great shower and theme! I love the Christmas ornament idea, too cute!

Samantha said...

Almost makes me wish I was pregnant so I could have an awesome shower...almost.

Susannah said...

Tiffany, Holy Crap! Y'all go all out! The friggin shower is clutch! So, if you have a cricut, does every shower look magical and awesome like this?? :D
Awesome job ladies, I know she loved it!

Kate and Zach said...

PRECIOUS!!! Y'all did an amazing job! You should go into business together!

Mom-A said...

Everything was absolute PERFECTION! You girls are 'clutch', maybe moreso with the Cricut, but fersure 'clutch' all the way! Thanks so very much for doing this for Ryan & Allison! As one of the moms, I felt honored as well. You all amaze me!

High Heeled Life said...

Beautiful pictures... looks like everyone had a wonderful time.. and the creativity is very inspiring ... love the tree ornament idea... must get a Cricut!!! HHL

jackie fo said...

UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMm... fabulous! I absolutely love the Christmas ornament decorating station - I may have to use that idea one day!!! I love all the labels and am jealous of your cricut. I need a cricut like whoa!

Shelby Bukhenik said...

I love all the pics and also the christmas ornament idea!

katie newton said...

OH my word.... I literally have no words. And that is a very rare thing. :):):)

PRESH!!!!!

CDE said...

This is the most precious baby shower I have ever seen. So fun!

The LaJeunesse Family said...

Hey girl! How did you do your candy labels like that? My best friend is working on labels for a candy bar for her wedding next weekend. Suggestions would be fantastic! :)

annalee said...

party planners extraordinaire! WOW!
so glad lynch and blythe were celebrated with such style! i must know how y'all did those B plates or where you found them??

Ms. Emily Ann said...

How cute! I have never even heard of a circuit before, but I think i need one.. now! :)

Kelly said...

This is the most precious shower ever! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Christmas Tree idea and will probably be stealing it!

Michelle said...

These are some of the cutest ideas for a baby shower! I am making a mental note for when I throw one of my best friends a baby shower! :)