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Monday, July 30, 2012

Dani's {Cookies & Milk Shower}

Yesterday, it was my honor to throw Dani (babysitter extraordinaire) a bridal shower.
I went with a Cookies & Milk theme. :-)

We were blessed with a beautiful day, and I think we all enjoyed ourselves!

This was the Cookies & Milk table.
I LOVED it!!!

I used a few styles of jars and had different kinds of (homemade) cookies in every jar ...

I printed out cute red/turquoise labels from etsy shop print.create. CELEBRATE! ....

And guests got to fill a bag with cookies to take home!

The bags were from Pick Your Plum and The TomKat Studio Party Shop, and the thank you decals I ordered from Etsy Shop The Digi Butterfly and printed on sticker paper...

That drink tub is one of those cheap-o ones you can buy at Target.  The paint had faded and chipped, so I just painted the whole thing with chalkboard paint ... and added the text with (my favorite) chalk ink marker.
And the "Udderly in Love" sign idea, I painted on an old board (and first saw the idea HERE!).

The milk bottles were Starbucks frappuccino bottles ... 
Scott drank the frappuccino (gladly), then I peeled off the labels, sprayed them with WD-40, and scrubbed the sticky stuff off.  (Then washed them with extra-hot water TWICE in the dishwasher!
The lids, I spray painted cherry red, then printed out the decals from HERE on sticker paper and cut them out to fit perfectly on top!

This was the food (and beverage) table ...

The menu consisted of fruit skewers, caprese skewers (grape tomatoes and marinated mozzarella balls), and peach/mango salsa with chips.
The pink lemonade (for those who didn't want milk) was served in mason jars with the cute screw-on lids from Mindy Mae's Market.
The adorable plates were from The TomKat Studio Party Shop, and the cute little polka dot cups for the salsa were from Pick Your Plum.

Guests "signed in" by leaving Dani their "Recipe for Love" ...
(I just wrote out a cute example on a chalkboard to display on the table.)
The recipe cards (which I also first saw the idea for HERE),  I custom ordered from Etsy shop Elsie J Prints.
(I put all of the guests' recipes in a cute little photo book for Dani to have as a keepsake from her shower.)

Overall, it was a great party ... and Dani had fun :)~

... and so did her cute little flower girl. :-)
My girls!  Love them! :-)

(And HOORAY for a non-baby-related post!:)~  I finally did it!!!  Feels good to be back for the day ...
:-)

15 comments:

  1. This is adorable!! LOVE the chalkboards and the milk bottles! AND of course the colors!

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  2. OMG I sooo wish you lived closer so you could throw a party like this for me! It is absolutely the cutest party I have ever seen! Love, love, love. Dani is so lucky to have you (as I am sure you are to have her) and what a special day you made it!

    Big hugs!

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  3. Becca, you certainly have the "Gift of Hospitality", did I spell that right???? LOL...your parties are always amazing! JoNell ps..I never get tired of the baby updates!

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  4. OMG! What a great theme for a bridal shower. it worked wonderfully for a baby shower too - or even a birthday party!! In fact, my daughter has already asked me to "pin" this for future b-day party reference! Thanks for the ideas!

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  5. That is the cutest idea for a shower. I would love to have been a guest! The cookies must have been a big treat as well as all the food. It looks delicious. I'm sure the bride to be appreciated all your efforts.

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  6. Wow Bec! So stinkin' cute! Sounds like you put a lot of work into it and it turned out amazing! {Thanks for mentioning us as well, too sweet!} oxoxo

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  7. What a beautiful party you threw, Bec--who doesn't love cookies and milk?? So many charming details--very clever and cute!

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  8. What a beautiful idea for a party, Bec--who doesn't love cookies and milk??So many charming and clever details--it all looks lovely!

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  9. Posts like this really make me wish we lived closer! I nominated you for a Sunshine Blogger Award - it's a little 10 question survey that is GREAT for days when you're not sure what to write a blog post about. http://notjustbrides.blogspot.com/2012/08/you-are-my-sunshine-10-question-survey.html

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  10. What a beautiful party you created Bec! Love the chalkboard bucket and those milk bottle tops! I'm sure it was a wonderful shower! I hope you are feeling well and enjoying your summer! Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I'll be featuring your party today. Enjoy your Sunday!
    Jenn xo

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  11. What a lovely theme! Love the decor and the milk and cookies! So much fun!

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  12. So cute....loved your whole milk and cookies theme, I'll keep this one in mind:)

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  13. I like the way you decorate this shower and those homemade cookies on jar are fantastic.Pooh baby shower

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  14. I love how you decorated the shower! The recipe for love is beautiful! :)

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I love EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. :-)