Now that the gifts have been opened, the food eaten, the games played and the mommy stories shared. The much-anticipated baby shower is over and now it’s time for the final step: Sending out thank you notes! I want to adequately thank my generous friends and family for helping celebrate this special milestone with me.
Since St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, I figure what better way to send out a thank you note than with a little “POT ‘O GOLD” since I’m one very LUCKY gal to have such amazing, beautiful people in my life!
I’m a huge Pinterest user and came upon this blog with the perfect saying and has “free” printable tags!
I purchased a box of thank you cards and personally handwritten each message to my guest using my calligraphy skills (which I’m still working on).
Here’s what you need to make these St. Patricks’ Day favors:
Clear Plastic Tubes (I found these on Amazon)
Butterfinger ‘Nest Egg’ candy (luckily Easter is also around the corner)
Giant bag of M&M’s
Make sure you clean and dry your containers. Add your candies to your container (I put the Butterfinger at the bottom and then filled the rest with M&M’s to make it look like the rainbow).
Cut out your tags, punch a hole at the top, and use twine to tie them onto your favors.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
I got this idea from the 1982 film E.T.! It was VERY easy to put together and it turned out better than expected! I got so many compliments, high fives, and everyone wanted to take a picture with E.T.!
Here’s how it all came together!
Materials for E.T. Basket:
grey spray paint
basket (I got mine thanks to Fred Meyer)
2 paint rollers
Directions for E.T. Basket:
-spray paint basket grey
-saw off the paint rollers to create the bike handles
-use duct tape to attached the handles onto the basket
-add string to the basket so you can wrap it around your neck for support
Materials for E.T. Face:
needle & thread
Directions for E.T. Face:
-find a picture on E.T.’s face online
-when you find the right one, print it out on the transfer paper
-from the transfer paper follow instructions to iron it onto the white shirt
-once it cools, cut about an inch around E.T.’s face
-cut out another shape of E.T.’s face so it has a backing
-turn it inside out and start sewing on the 1 inch (leave a small opening so you can stuff it with cotton balls)
-once you’re done sewing, flip it back so that E.T.’s face is up front and now you can start filling it with cotton balls
-now that E.T. is all stuff, grab the white blanket and start wrapping and gluing around the head to the neck
Complete the look by wearing a red hoodie and you’re off to bring E.T. home!!!
Let me know if you have any questions and have a Spooktacular Halloween!
Happy Birthday Mom!
I’m a super crafty person! I enjoy making pretty things and I like to think that I do a decent job on it! One of the things I enjoy making are diaper cakes!
My inspiration comes from the theme of the shower and the expecting mommies. I mainly use fabrics and ribbons, I’ve never been one to add baby items – such as bottles, pacifiers, or toys, I feel like these items take away from the design of the cake which tends to look really busy and messy.
CAKE 1: Baby Leila
Color scheme: black&white damask with a hint of pink
I didn’t realize how easy it was to make a diaper cake since I practically made this overnight! Loved that my first cake turned out pretty amazing!
CAKE 2: Baby Mason
Theme: Paper + Pinwheels
This 3 tier cake was so much fun to make. The tricky party was figuring out how to incorporate the florals on there. I purchased the florals from Michaels and use pearl pins to hold it in place. Doesn’t it remind you of a wedding cake?
CAKE 3: Baby Nathaniel
Theme: Little “Mustache” Man
Probably my most favorite cake of all!!! I mean everything about it is so absofreakinlutely adorable!!! There were no tutorial on this, I just had an idea and basically just ran with it. I went to Goodwill and bought the cheapest black suit jacket and basically ripe the whole thing apart and piece by piece this beauty came about!
CAKE 4: Baby Addie
Theme: A Winter Wonderland
A simple two-tier cake design. I use a lot of white lace and pearls and added mini pinwheels on top to give it more color.
CAKE 5: Baby Gavin
I made this cake for a friend of a friend WHO’s big into nature and of course owls!!!
CAKE 6: Baby Cayden
ARGH!!! This one was a toughie!!! I didn’t really know what I was doing, I just knew that I wanted a pirate ship with little pirate diapers holding swords and tada – this happened!
CAKE 7: Baby Jacob
So ‘beary’ happy with this cake!
CAKE 8: Baby Eden
Theme: French Bulldog
This diaper cake was just too DOG gone cute! Love love love everything about it!