Saturday, August 30, 2008

shower power

i am officially sick of pink. pink stinks. so, when my friend jessica asked me to host a baby shower for her i was elated, but there was a catch, i told her i couldn't decorate in pink. i am sure that she thought i was pretty demanding to tell her what her shower should be like but, she concurred with me so i came up with an alternative theme than pink....PURPLE AND GREEN AND PICKLES AND ICE CREAM!

i had the most fun planning this little shower. i served all the foods that i don't allow myself to eat but i crave all the time. taquitos, those mini quiches that they sell at costco in boxes of one million, gobs of ice cream, nastygood ball park style nachos and a very small tray of veggies for those annoying people that are "watching their weight".what they don't know is that i served the veggies with full fat dip and guacamole. i tricked them! if i had no budget i probably would have gone crazy!

the lovely jess


she is the cutest little mama out there. can you believe that she is about to pop anytime???


the amazing cake that i had nothing to do with, which is why it was amazing.


well wishers.


a bouquet of pickles. tying bows on everthing was my extent of craftiness.

i think i will go try and finish off some of that ice cream.

14 comments:

Emily and Jeremy said...

i love my heidi and her crazy pickle display. you crack me up. your decorations were all so lovely. miss you.

Elizabeth said...

How FUN!!! You are totally allowed to throw me a shower if I ever get married and have kids, what a great idea!

Meredith said...

Looks like you all had a great time! I'm so sorry I missed out...sometimes I REALLY hate my schedule...especially when I miss out on super fun stuff like this!

Paula said...

a bouquet of pickles? did it smell? that is too funny and the shower looks like a lot of fun. I am hosting a baby shower at the end of September and am trying to make it different than just your regular old shower.

Jefferey and Victoria said...

great since you are in the baby shower business now, you should come to Idaho! Plenty of showers to be thrown here- including me:)

Ryan and Julianne said...

Ha, I LOVE the boquet of pickles! That is terrific. And the cake, how lovely. I think I will never make anything quite as lovely, even if I try.

Good job on the shower.

Sarah Beck said...

cute idea heidi! what a fun party!

Andrea, Mrs. said...

Simply put: that is pure awesomeness!

Carie said...

a good time was had by all . . .

Plus, Jess got some serious loot.

You know how to throw a party, Hide. (not Hiney.)

Angie said...

I love it. My cousin just had a fabulous wedding with the same colors. She did black, green and purple. It must be the fashionable colors right now. You would definitely know. Plus I love the pickle arrangement. It goes great with the pregnancy cravings.

Jeppson Clan said...

It was a great shower. I loved the stinky pickle bouquet, & the nachos were kickin'!

MissRochelle said...

You did such a wonderful job H! Everything turned out so well, and we had a wonderful time!

XOXO
Ro

Caroline said...

Wow-you sure know how to make things different!

becky said...

Love the pretty purple pickle centerpiece!