Friday, February 25, 2011

Nursery Rhyme Shower

Last weekend my sister and I hosted a baby shower for a friend. We decided on a nursery rhyme theme and asked my mom to paint us a bunch of decorations.

In keeping with the theme, we played a nursery rhyme game with a tray of objects, each one related to a nursery rhyme -- the players had to guess which object went with what rhyme.

Everyone signed the front of a book of nursery rhymes as a reminder of the shower.

The three blind mice were really hysterical!

We also went around the room and shared our favorite childrens' books.

The food had a nursery rhyme theme too. Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater's wife sat inside a pumpkin shell. I neglected to photograph the pumpkin pie bars that went with the pumpkin.

Cherry tarts for Queen of Hearts:

Blind chocolate mice made a very whimsical decoration:

Emily made nice little pat-a-cake cupcakes:

There were devilled eggs for humpty dumpty and then some brie and white stilton for Little Miss Muffet.

Emily and I enjoyed the evening and it seemed like everyone else did too!

If it seems like party central around here, it was for a week or so. :) No more parties on the horizon, just trying to figure out how to celebrate Michael's 40th coming up in a few weeks.


Heather L. said...

what a nice shower i love the paintings.

guess who

Megan said...

What an amazing shower!!! LOVE the decorations. I'm envious of the pictures. :)

Ruth MacC said...

Ah Heather! It's a beautiful idea and I want to copy it! Love the pictures and don't worry, I am sure yu will come up with a great idea for yur husband's bithday. For mine, Niall gave me 40 gifts!!! (flowers, fridge magnet etc, really funI was feeling a little down today and visiting you and seeing your lovely photos really cheered me up. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Those illustrations are beautiful! They would look so cute all framed and in a row in a nursery. Has your mom ever illustrated children's books? If not, she really should! Did she do the writing on them as well? I just love them.

southseaislandhome said...

Such a cute idea! I love it. And I agree with the other comment - your Mum should be illustrating children's books. Those paintings are absolutely beautiful!
Thanks for your thoughts and prayers for us at the moment. We are fine, but it is difficult to hear the news coming out of the city.

Romantic Dinner said...

Wow very very beautiful Paintings and amazing your Shower. Really lovely your this post and great idea .thanks

Margaret said...

It really was a great shower! Everything went together so nicely!

Lovella ♥ said...

What fantastic art work. .oh my. .how does she normally use her talents? She must illustrate childrens books. The decorations were just amazing. I also loved the food themes. .so cute.
Your banner with the little purses is darling.

harmony and rosie said...

You certainly know how to throw a party, it looks wonderful and your mother's paintings are BEAUTIFUL

Anonymous said...

What a fun idea for a party! And I love how all the food and decor was all tied into the theme. Looks like great fun!