Thursday, October 4, 2012

Chevron & Vintage Cars {A Baby Shower}

I seriously love to throw parties/showers. If push came to shove and I needed a profession... this would be it. I love the crafting, organizing, cooking/baking, and just opening our home to people. It warms my heart. Amen? So when my Aunt and her daughter-in-law's Mama came to me asking if I'd like to help throw a shower for my cousin and his lovely wife {and the sweet baby boy soon to be here}... I was so excited!

We rented the chairs and linens, and used our open floor plan to set up 2 long tables. I sewed the bunting using Riley Blake's Chevron fabric and Birch organic circa 50 cars, purchased HERE and HERE.
I bought the trucks for the centerpieces at Hobby Lobby and filled the truck bed with Hydrangas, using floral foam. I sewed the bunting with leftover fabric and bakers twine.

We used my Aunt's Matchbox cars as the rest of the tablescape. I bought the adorable chevron cupcake wrappers HERE, and made the flags using washi tape, purchased HERE. I used the Hummingbird Bakery's recipe for Red Velvet and Pioneer Woman's recipe for Creamcheese frosting, adding more powdered sugar to make it easier to pipe. 
I bought the stripy straws HERE, and used twine from HERE to wrap the mason jars. I cut small tags from scrapbook paper and we wrote each person's name on their glass.

For the banners, I bought chalkboard contact on Amazon, Inspiration found HERE. I used a liquid chalk marker to draw around the photos, after using removeable scrapbook stickies to put them on the contact paper. FYI... I used comand strips to put up the paper... hubby did NOT want to contact paper our newly painted walls!

The adorable chevron sporks were bought HERE. Unfourtunately, pictures of all the yummy food didn't happen... but goodness did we have quite a spread! The menu included biscuits and gravy, monte cristo sandwiches, cheesy potatoes, breakfast casserole, crescent rolls filled with; cinnamon and sugar, strawberries and creamcheese, peanut butter and chocolate!

We opened gifts, and spent the afternoon being excited for the little one that will be here soon!


  1. You certainly throw a great shower, Sis!
    You did an awesome job!

  2. YOU have the gift of hospitality, what a blessing you are to those you serve Candace!

  3. so cute! i love the idea of a photo timeline of the parents. excellent work, i too would love to be a party planner!

  4. I love what you did with the washi tape! Thank you for the mention in your blog post!

    -Hannah- with Bahana Splits Boutique

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  6. I LOVE this idea. Do you have a link to the centerpiece? I would love to try and get some. thanks, Sophia