A Twinsational Day

Room Decor1What wonderful weather (62 degrees and sunny in early February in my neck of the woods is quite a treat!), what a lovely place to have the event, what a wonderful group of people gathered; in short: what a wonderful TWINSATIONAL day! Likely the only twins-shower that I’ll ever see in my family, it was — well — doubly special.

I wanted to showcase for posterity the way the items I put together looked in the room after we finished decorating–and before the happy crew of kids and adults gathered for the festivities. The photo above shows the “hospitality” table (have no clue what word is appropriate here!) that held the favors I made (see post here), the diaper cake (here), and a batch of goodies for the kids that were present to play with and enjoy during (and after) the event. Several of us got together one afternoon and worked on some of this–creating a dozen tutus….and enough glitter mess (from the glitterized tulle ribbon that was sparklingly gorgeous!) to fill a tub! Add in some dollar-store tiaras for the girls and some blow-up plastic Avenger-type “weapons” for the boys (and, hey, I played with one of those “hammers” myself), and the table was sweet and complete fun.

Ariana banner room decor

And here are the “name banners” I put together (using the Simply Created Build-A-Banner Kit stencils and a WHOLE bunch of SU and stash papers; see prep-post here).

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Initials

I think these stand for “Adorable Infants”. 🙂

And here’s another item I had put together before the shower, to be used there, and then later at home on the babies’ walls. The local HL had these HUGE papier mache letters–about two and a half times larger than the ones they generally stock–when we decided we wanted to use them. So I snapped them up, and then spent most of the afternoon, while others worked on tutus, wrapping…and wrapping …..and wrapping pastel tulle ribbon around each letter. That “A” was most particularly time-consuming!  For the shower itself, I added a bit of bolder pink or purple wrapped in a random design around each letter and a touch of bling where I tied it off at front bottom. This little “extra” can be easily removed after the shower, if desired, to add lace, ribbon, buttons, more bling…or whatever seems best once the nursery is completely put together. So, a very adaptable gift item that was very easy (even if labor-intensive) to do.

There was a lot of other great “stuff” at this shower, too: dining tables topped with either pink or lavender tablecloths, tiny rubber duckies, baby-themed confetti, and little tissue-baby-buggies holding down a pink and purple balloon; serving tables filled with festive food, this adorable and Cake2absolutely delicious, sugar-rush-inducing REAL cake; an “advice tree” Advice Treeto pin on good wishes and advice for parents-to-be; and a “thumbprint tree” spot at the arrival area for everyone to leave a very personal, lasting imprint for the wall-hanging, which will be completed later by my sister (and grandma-to-be), who is a very talented artist.  So much sweetness surrounded us all today as we gathered to fete the parents and share in the excitement of preparing for two little girls to get here!


So, that’s it for my twinsational day, and I finally get to rest from all my “shower duties” for this year. I’m exhausted from all the prep, setup, and cleanup…but mom and dad will be getting a LOT busier very soon!  🙂

–Thanks for visiting my Little Corner today!

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Baby Shower Favors–done!

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Not a card made on Saturday, but I sure did a lot of papercrafting! I put together 60 baby shower favors (and MOST of the candy bought for them actually went in there….). My right index finger is quite angry with me right now with a bit of an arthritis flare-up from all the various paper-handling I did, and my entire right hand is REALLY mad at me for all the punches and Big Shot items cranked out.  Whew!  More photos as they look when complete, but not yet set up for the shower (which is not til next Saturday):

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Baby shower favorsThese were really a lot of fun to put together, and I’m thrilled to have finally gotten the Mini-Milk Carton Die when it was on clearance in December–it really made short work of the base for each of these, leaving me free to spend the time I had to do the embellishing…. hence all the punching and all the flowers and doodads on all four sides of all 60 of these. They’re finished up in every shade of pink and purple paper I had on hand (for the twin girls on the way), and the little poem on “doubles” I put together for this. There’s a bit of bling on each little clothespin, and a piece of pink or purple tulle to carry through the “tutu cute” theme.

So, one more thing was checked off the shower to-do list. Next up, some topiary, one to be done in pink and one in purple. I’ve got the vision in my head–now I’ve just got to see if I can make it work!

–Thanks for visiting my Little Corner today!