Monday, February 6, 2012

Bryar's Baseball Shower

Saturday, I co-hosted a baby shower for my little sister and her baby-to-be.  I suggested we use a baseball theme and managed to get the other hostesses to agree to it.  Mindy's friends, Amber and Kayla, were a dream to work with (I just hope they feel the same way about me, I know I have control issues sometimes).  At her request, there will not be any pictures of Mindy in this post.  Instead, I'll show you some of the decorations we used. 

Guests were greeted with a Bryar foam finger instead of a wreath.  (Did you know that you can buy plain foam fingers at Hobby Lobby?  I made a vinyl stencil for his name, but you could just free-hand it if you wanted to.)

Of course, I HAD to make a banner with Bryar's name on it. 

We decided to serve some fun ballpark snacks including Cracker Jack's, peanuts, and Double Bubble gum in addition to more traditional shower food.  (Why yes, that is the OSU basketball game in the background at the beginning of a baby shower :)

I had grand plans of making these Oreo pops look like baseballs.  Let's just say that my piping skills have a long way to go. 

Amber, on the other hand, did a great job piping stitches on her cupcakes. 

Kayla went the safe route and ordered decorated cookies (that were scrumptious!.

As for decorations, we went the simple route and placed used "vintage" baseballs and other gear around the house.

Instead of games, we had each person fill out a "wishes for Bryar" paper that included sentence starters such as I hope you learn..., I hope you respect..., and I hope you aren't...  Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of them at the party, so I can't show them to you, but I will tell you that we got the idea from this site via pinterest.  Overall, I think the shower was a huge success!

Be sure to check back for my next post where I will tell you what I did with the rest of my Saturday.  Trust me, you don't want to miss it!


  1. cute! so excited for all of you guys!

  2. Adorable shower! I love the name Bryar - so cute!