Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Thing 1 & Thing 2 Waite Twins Baby Shower!

This past weekend, I had the privilege of co-hosting a Dr. Seuss themed baby shower for one of my very best friends! Ali and I had a blast planning this party. For starters, Pinterest had all sorts of Thing 1 & Thing 2 ideas for twin showers. Since Ashley is having a baby girl AND a baby boy...it only made sense that we take the theme and run with it.  

Now where must all shower start? With the invitation of course. Ali and I met up and found our favorite 3 invites that we showed to Ashley. We let the mommy-to-be pick the final one! A cute invitation is necessary. After all, it's the face of the party! We ordered ours from Etsy from a shop called Painted Rain

Painted Rain on Etsy
I was in charge of invites and had a great experience with this shop. I was able to customize the invite to make it for boy/girl twins and to make it for a couples baby shower. I forgot to include a line for the RSVP and asked for a correction. She did it quickly and had it back to me the next day!

After you have the perfect invitation, you need to focus on FOOD!

Here is our dessert menu:
1 Fish, 2 Fish Cupcakes - My go to cupcakes for all parties: mini cupcakes from Crave Cupcakes
Green Eggs & Ham - Window pretzels with a white candy melt and green m&m
Chocolate Covered Raisins
Sneech Snacks - Rice crispy treats
Fruit Salad

Our savory menu:
Who-ville Tree - Antipasto with marinated mushrooms, stuffed olives, assorted cheeses, pepperoni
Go Dog Go - Pigs in a blanket with mustard
There's a Wocket in my Pita Pocket - Chicken salad pita pockets
Grinch Dips - Spinach artichoke dip and guacamole with tortilla chips and pita chips

Needless to say, the food was a hit! Almost everything was gone by the end of the party! Ali and I were pretty proud of ourselves. In case you're wondering, I made the food signs. You can download the font for free at DaFont. Just type Dr. Soos in the search line and you can add it to your computer in just a couple steps!

The other important step in planning the perfect shower is decor! You need pretty decorations to help enhance your theme. Again, Pinterest to the rescue.

Ali made this adorable sign that we set up just outside the front door. We also made several pennant banners for the food table, fire place and front sign. These were super simple and very cheap! All you need is some string and scrapbook paper!

We found these adorable onesies on Amazon and we knew that we had to use them as decor! As for the burp cloth, my mom found this one for us to use and it fit the theme perfectly!

The last fun piece of decor that we made were the Thing 1 & Thing 2 center pieces. Ali spray painted the bottles red and we used blue tissue puff balls to place on top. Tadaaaaa! As simple as that you have Thing 1 & 2! We were also supposed to have little Thing 1 & 2 labels, but I accidentally left those on my printer at home!

Once you have the invitations, food and decor, you're pretty much ready to party! We hosted the shower at the mommy and daddy-to-be's house. Since they're having twins, we knew there would be TONS of gifts. Instead of carting them around from place to place, we figured why not just have it at their home! We made sure that Ashley lounged around on the couch while we got everything ready. She's already doing so much work growing two babies!

The shower was a hit! There were at least 40 people there showering these two precious babies. I can't wait to meet them, but I hope they stay put until at least November! They're due November 18th, but you never know with twins!!!

We're so blessed to have the most amazing friends from college. Even though it's been quite a few years since we graduated, we're all as close as ever. Our friends came from all over Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and even New Orleans to celebrate. 

We've gone from a crazy group of college kids to husbands and wives and now to moms and dads. It's been the best walking through life with these amazing friends. I can't wait to see what the future has in store for all of us!

What are your favorite baby shower themes?
Any awesome shower throwing tips that I left out?

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