|Paper mache hot air balloon|
|Baby Peanut's shower cake|
|"Jam packed with Joy" Raspberry Jam party favors - Individual Berry Trifles|
|Joy is getting some practice holding Lilly.|
Joy's baby shower turned out just as I had hoped. I have been making all of the decorations for a couple of months now & I finished everything on time. What a great surprise! I chose the theme "around the world" because Joy is from Santiago Chile, our friend Ivy made it in time to come to the shower, (she's from Buenos Aires, Argentina), and the rest of us are just good ole Americans. We are now blessed to have Joy with us here in the United States for good. (Well, I guess until she & Kenny get the fever to plant their roots somewhere else ... you never know!)
I made the hot air balloon out of paper mache. I cut up a world map and used moge podge to glue it to canvas. I drink frappicinos like mad so I saved the glass bottles and recycled them to use as our drink cups. I made the clouds out of leftover paperbags, and I made the raspberry jam with berries from my garden. (Joy had to help me with the labels.)
I LOVED the cake pops! I used paper straws with ribbons for the sticks. All of the cakes were made by Shannon, in Crestline. Isn't she awesome?
Everyone seemed to have fun & Joy was happy so I guess that's a wrap.
Until next time,