Party Planning : December Baby

Mary Dougherty

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You can tell how busy I am by the fact that I haven’t been able to blog until now. Sigh. October really has been a packed month and I wouldn’t have it any other way. We’re nearing the end – which also means my last big commitment of the month, the grand finale: a fabulous reunion with friends and baby shower! As I mentioned before, I volunteered to head up the shower organization which really means sending a lot of emails and telling my friends what to do. Luckily being a wedding photographer has improved my ability to boss people around (in a good way, of course). Everything has come together really well – which is great because we leave tomorrow and the shower is Friday! I know I can’t be the only one out there planning a shower – who else has been getting creative and agonizing over fun games to play?

So today I whipped out my sewing machine, dusted it off (I’m sad to say) and went to town on one of the projects for the shower: making a fabric garland. I totally stole this idea from somewhere else but I have no idea which blog I saw it on – any help? Anyway it was super easy and I’m going to spend my time in the car doing all of the actual snipping of the fringe. As I was speeding away on the sewing machine, I had an epiphany about the shower theme. Something I have described before as a rustic, cozy indoor, hot cocoa, sit by the fire event I have now summed up in two words: December Baby.

I was pretty proud of myself, and yes the baby is due in December so win win. Triple win when you count the fact that B+E are waiting to find out the gender so you really have to stick with a theme that is all encompassing. Now that I have a title to the event that is happening in two days, I’m looking forward to sharing some snippets from it with you all. (Crossing my fingers that everything does actually come together day of!) Besides the fabric garland project I’ve been making treats to enjoy and give as favors, a classic for me: homemade marshmallows. Yum! You haven’t had a marshmallow until you have one that’s homemade. I actually send these out to my clients at Christmas as well and I won’t tell you how easy they are to make because I don’t want you to steal my fabulous idea.

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