showerLOVE...celebrating Lacey & Baby DeFreitas!

showerLOVE...Last weekend My Mom, Sister and I got to throw a shower for our dear friend Lacey!  

As you can tell we love Lacey and we love throwing parties!  It was a dessert shower with a monkey theme...and a ton of people...and it was just wonderful.  We had a great time celebrating her little family and getting excited about their little baby boy (who will arrive on the scene in the next few weeks...wooohooo!) Fun was had by all!  

Enjoy these pictures of our cute decor and all the beautiful 
and creative desserts people brought! I hope it inspires you to throw a special party for someone you love!


The tables were set with snacks for everyone to enjoy and of course monkeys (luckily we have a huge monkey collection around here so getting decor was easy).  My sister made the cute little "burp cloths" on the tables and we used the fabric from those as our colors for the event.
Kirstyn (who made these cute tissue paper pom poms) and Ashley helped make it go off without a hitch and my mom was a trooper in the kitchen doing all the food prep!

We asked a few of her friends to bring desserts and they were all great (I sampled most)...thanks again ladies!
I made little place cards that said what each dessert was and who had brought it...making it more fun to "compliment the chef or shopper" (check out Laura's homemade whoopie pies...yummy)!
Do you like Anne's homemade monkey cookies and the little diaper cake that I made? It was cute and practical as it included 40 diapers, pajamas, bibs and wash cloths...and of course the cute little monkey on top (I'll post instructions on how I made it some other time).

And no dessert party would be complete with out Joanne's ginger cookies and Kirstyn's lemon bars...so good!
We had a fun candy table for favors (Lacey loves sweets). 
This was a spot for people to write Lacey little notes and fill out the "thank you card" envelopes with their addresses...one less thing for mommy to worry about.
We played a few games and opened presents in a fun "new" way.  Each person around the room opened a present (all at once) and then stood up (one at a time) and said who the gift was from and showed the room what it was. 
Makenna & Sierra especially loved doing it this way!

Lots of love for Lacey and the DeFreitas Fam!


Flo said...

sweet, gorgeous, and blessed! what a fun time for everyone!

Alicia said...

Very Very cute!