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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Oh Baby...was the shower fun!

A couple at work is expecting in April and we threw them a little shower today.  Lucky for me I have friends that have shared some really great recipes with me over the years, so I wasn't surprised to get compliments on the yummy food.  This work crowd is easily impressed with "little touches" so I could throw a party for them any day!
Here's the scrumptious strawberry salad {by the late Val Jones} that I whipped up.  Honestly, who would have ever thought that strawberries and red onions would be a good combination!

The veggies looked so festive in the party cups that were complete with ranch dressing or jalapeno cheddar dip.  The little orange cups contained a recipe from Miller's back in Tennessee (thanks LeighAnn!).  It's  a frozen delectable treat is always eaten up quickly.

And the pasta salad (yes...WITH grapes) was a BIG hit...thanks to my friend Marti Jones for sharing all her wonderful recipes with this novice cook.

It's hard to see, but I die cut 11-1/2" circles of printed paper and coordinating Bazzill cardstock and substituted them for a table runner.  It helped turn a conference room table from drab to fab!  The cute color scheme to celebrate was light blue, dark blue, green, orange and white. 

Of course the muffin toppers had to coordinate with our color scheme, so I punched circles and scalloped circles from the same paper lines.   They were displayed in one of my favorite cupcake stands that I got a few years ago {thanks Ashley soon-to-be Collins for the gift card!}.
And to help guide the guests in making their food selections, I made these little food tags that we placed next to each item.  Being a picky eater myself, I always like knowing what I am eating!

What a fun day...but with 4 hours of sleep last night, I am glad it is behind me.  I am delighted that my baby days are behind me and that I won't have any trouble sleeping through the night!  :)


  1. Wow, what a spread! How long did it take to plan all of this out, let alone make all of it? Love the colors. Your employees are lucky to have such a creative & talented party planner!

  2. Wow!! What an amazing looking table. Love the plastic cup ideas...and the coloUrs are just stunning!

    miss you chick