Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cute Baby Shower Idea (and some announcements)

On Sunday, I went to a baby shower for my precious cousin, Whitney. She is pregnant with her first child, a baby girl!

My Aunt Pat, (Mom’s youngest sister), hosted the shower at her home.


Like a goof-ball, I forgot to take my camera, but I did snap a few pictures of the decorations on my phone.

How cute is that tu-tu around the punch bowl?


My favorite little decoration was these adorable little baby booties my Aunt Pat made with styrofoam cups.

Aren’t they adorable?!

Of course, I had to have a tutorial!


We gathered around the kitchen counter as Aunt Pat showed us how she made them.

First, cut the top off of the styrofoam cup.


Then cut two slits in the cup about an inch apart…


Push the middle section between the two slits back…


Then fold the sides over the middle section…


Secure the pieces with a staple and glue a little pink or blue ribbon on top of the staple. Aunt Pat put some netting in the bootie to hold the candy mints. Too cute!!!


Thanks for the demonstration, Aunt Pat!

I just had to take a picture of these strawberries…you don’t even want to know how many of these I ate! :)


And I had to have one of these too. They were “melt in your mouth” good!


There were beautiful pink roses that greeted us when we walked in the front door..


A cute little vignette with Whitney’s framed baby shower invitation…


I wanted to steal this bear! Shhhh…don’t tell anyone…


A few baby decorations hanging from the chandelier…


And look at one of the presents Whitney got…


My mom’s cousin, whom we all call “Baby Doll”, ordered this from one of my sponsors, Red Letter Words. It was absolutely beautiful!!

It was a wonderful baby shower and such a blessing to celebrate this very special time in Whitney’s life!


I also wanted to share an announcement with you.


Monday I will be participating in a blog Parade of Homes at Poppies at Play!

I was so honored (and a little intimidated) to be invited. I don’t really feel like my home is worthy of being in a parade of homes, but I had to take advantage of such a wonderful opportunity.

I am trying to get my master bedroom renovation finished in time for the Parade. My home (3 rooms) will be featured on Monday, and the Parade will continue throughout the week. I hope you will join me!

Secondly, be sure to mark your calendar for my second linky party, “Best DIY Projects of April.” It’s next Friday, April 30th!

That’s only one week away!

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I hope you can come!

Have a blessed day!



  1. Hi Traci,
    What a lovely baby shower. Those little booties steal the show! How cute!!
    The chocolate strawberries have me wanting chocolate!
    Congratulations on featuring your home. Can't wait to see it.


  2. Congrats on being featured in the Parade Traci! Of course you deserve it, your home is gorgeous! You have such a masterful touch at decorating, it's just one of the many reasons you have so many loyal followers. Can't wait to see your home on parade!

  3. Wow, your aunt didn't miss a beat with this shower. All the details are amazing and I love the pink sign from Red Letter Words. What a great gift!

  4. What a fun shower, Traci! I love those baby booties out of cups. I'm planning my daughter's shower and this looks easy enough for me to handle. : )

  5. Beautiful baby shower decorations. Looks like so much fun...the little booties are to die for and the tutorial has gone into my 'pull it out when I need it idea file'. Thanks so much for sharing such an adorable idea. Good luck on your home tour next week...I'll be sure and drop by.

  6. Those booties are adorable!!! I look forward to the home tour!


  7. What a beautiful baby shower. I made the same little baby booties nut cups for a little boy baby shower a few years ago. They were the hit of the shower. Congrats on the tour of homes...I'm looking forward to seeing it.

  8. Thank you so much for that bootie tutorial! I'm throwing a baby shower in a few months and I have ZERO ideas for someone on a budget, this is SO cute AND easy!! I'm so glad you brought your camera!!

  9. Way to go, Aunt Pat! What a beautiful shower! Thanks for showing us how to make those booties; that's definitely going in the idea file!

    And congrats on the Parade of Homes. Can't wait to see more of your home!

  10. Very nice baby shower. The booties are adorable and I love the little baby things hanging off the chandelier! It all makes me want to throw a shower!!

    Congrats on being featured in Parade of Homes. You and your home deserve it!


  11. Love the little booties. Be blessed. Cindy

  12. Darling! I think the creative genes were stockpiled in your family line, Tracy! :) Looking forward to your room reveal!

  13. Everything looked great! I hope I remember how to make those baby boodies when my daughters have babies!

  14. Traci,
    You are too cute. Didn't have your camera, but whipped out your phone to take advantage of the baby bootie tutorial. Thanks for sharing that. They were too cute and a sweet touch to add to a shower. Everything looked so special..even the food.
    Congrats on being invited to the Parade of Homes. You are so humble. You have a lovely home and your guest house is just fabulous and your master bedroom will be just dreamy when you are done. I just know it.
    Have a blessed day!

  15. Such cute ideas! Thanks for letting me share your post on my blog. I'm sure your niece had such a memorable baby shower with her family and friends.

  16. I'd love to meet your Aunt Pat!

    Love all the pink and the booties are TOO CUTE.

  17. Those strawberries look so yummy! What a fun shower, thank for sharing, babies are the best!
    Take care

  18. Love Aunt Pats booties!! I love that you have the kind of aunt that is willing to stop down right there in the kitchen and show you how she made them. Reminds me of my in-laws. THEY ARE FROM HEAVEN!! Hugs, Tara

  19. Cute shower decorations -- and those strawberries look absolutely delish!! :)

  20. Your aunt's booties are so adorable! I guess that crafting talent is in the blood! And tutus around the punchbowl? Undeniably cute. Looks like a gorgeous shower. What a blessing.

  21. Traci, this baby shower is just gorgeous!! Love the booties made from foam cups - too clever!! What a beautiful party for such a wonderful happy occasion. Wishing you a wonderful weekend ~ Tina xx

  22. Hello sweet Traci - what a special time of celebration welcoming a new little One into the world! The decorations are so pretty. And I can't get over those cute booties! I love the Red Letter plaque.

    How fun for you to be apart of the Parade! Can't wait to see your bedroom!


  23. There were so many great ideas at the baby shower! I love the tutu around the punch bowl and all the touches of pink! Best wishes to your cousin!

  24. Oh! Those are so cute!! I am going to feature them on my blog.

  25. The shower pictures are great! what cute ideas.

  26. I want some one to announce that they are pregnant now so that I can make those : )
    Your aunt rocks!


  27. Hello! I featured this idea as part of a Baby Week ideas roundup. I adore those styrofoam booties! You can check it out here:

    Thanks for the inspiration!


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