Baby Shower

I wanted to share with you the baby shower I threw for my sister. This is going to be her last baby, in which she tried and tried for years. She did IVF and all sorts of shots and hormones for 4 years. After pregnancies and miscarriages, they gave up and finally came to terms with the fact that they would one have one child, Sarah Belle.

So my sister, the perpetual yard sale person, had a yard sale, sold ALL of her baby items. Then 3 days later, she found out she was pregnant!!! No drugs, no hormones..just naturally pregnant! God works in funny ways!

I wanted her shower to be perfect, something out of a magazine. I had a specific vision of how I wanted everything to look. Lots of little details everywhere. ย I pulled the colors and the “building theme” from the babies bedding.

My home was turned into a beautiful shower setting. I would love to plan parties for a living. It would be so fun to spend other peoples money!!!!!

I will give y’all the recipes for all of my fabulous food in a later post.

Enjoy the photos, maybe you can pull some party decorating ideas from them. The beautiful photography ย and all the “signage” is by the ever so talented Kelly Noel Photography!


My sis and I

Dessert Table

The Dessert Table


Black frame from Ikea. Painted a wooden letter P. Hung them a a door we hung on the wall covered in grey fabric. That is a 6" cake that I covered in fondant buildings.

Chocolate Mustaches

Handmade chocolate Mustaches with a flag with the babies name on it. Spray painted a piece of foam teal

The Mustache Molds can be purchased here. And the Merckens Chocolate can be purchased here.



Creamsicle Jello


Coconut Ice


Vanilla Cupcakes with grey buttercream and "P's" that I cut out of fondant.


Tissue Paper Pom-Poms my momma contributed


Guess the number of beer bottle caps. Yes beer bottle caps, my sister loves her beer.


Hand painted onesies, again to match the theme. Thanks Faith!


Homemade Vanilla Sugar in Mason Jars for the favors.


Vanilla Sugar.


Baby Shower food on tiered trays for each table.


Scrapbook paper served as the "placemats" Mason jars to drink from.


Simple center piece. Tin flower pot from Ikea filled with marigolds.


The tables. The ugly brown chairs drive me crazy. The white ones were too pricy to rent.


Playing the baby shower games


The girls munching on desserts


My beautiful sister! Love you Air!


  1. 1

    You did an awesome job. Everything is just picture perfect.

  2. 2

    What a gorgeous shower, and what a lucky sister you have! Great work, Leslie!

  3. 3

    what an incredible story: it seriously gave me chills! Congratulations to your sister. You did an amazing job hosting!

  4. 4

    Awww, a huge Congrats to your sister. You did a gorgeous job on the shower, Leslie….right down to each small detail.

  5. 5

    Absolutely beautiful! Great job Auntie!!!

  6. 6

    What a wonderful shower~~you did a wonderful job!!!! Everything looked perfect and delicious! You and your sister are so beautiful. (Beautiful house too)!

  7. 7

    Lovely baby shower. Congrats to your sis!

  8. 8

    Wow! Leslie – this is absolutely beautiful!

  9. 9! What a sweet story and beautifully done shower. Can’t wait for the recipes.

  10. 10

    YEAH!! Hadn’t heard about your sister!! I know they wanted another child so badly! Very excited for them. I can’t see these pictures at work…but plan to look the minute I get home. I am very curious!!! Please congratulate your sister…from the Texas clan!

  11. 11

    beautiful!!! great job

  12. 12

    Ohmagosh! What a fabulous gathering!!! Where were you when I had my two…you rock as a sister!

  13. 13

    Looks like an amazing shower! I think you would make an excellent party planner. =D

  14. 14

    I would love to plan parties for a living, too! Then you could totally get the white chairs because it is someone ELSE’S wallet! haha! Beautiful job- your sister must have been so touched. What a beautiful story!

  15. 15

    Oh my can I have that coconut and the orange dreamcicicicicle recipe oh please oh please?

    And I would get along just great with your sister. I loves me my beer too. We have about 4x the bottle caps in the garage…

  16. 16

    So beautiful and elegant. Your sister looks gorgeous.

  17. 17

    Wow, Leslie, the shower looks incredible! You did a great job. Congratulations to your sister! She must be so thrilled about the baby and full of pride to have you as her sister. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. 18

    What an awesome story! So happy for her and you auntie! You threw her a beautiful shower

  19. 19

    That is the best baby shower ever! Love all the goodies and tasty treats.

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    Oh! What a beautiful shower you really went all out! I love the coconut sicles and the vanilla sugar, wow! A big congrats to your sister, babies Rock! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    btw, I just stumbled across your blog thtough Top Mom Bloggers {I’m nominated too ;}
    I really do love your site, so glad to have found it.

  21. 21

    Aww, how sweet of you, everything looks perfect!

  22. 22

    I’m sure after this post you will be planning parties for a living! Fantastic job!!

  23. 23

    LOL “my sister loves beer” too funny.
    well now i see why you were so tired last week.
    you did a lot kiddo. but you done good.
    really nice job.
    your energy is amazing Lez.

  24. 24

    I love making vanilla sugar!! And then giving it away as gifts. ๐Ÿ™‚ These pictures were lovely. Just found your blog through the comfort of cooking. Think I’ll just have to follow it. Come stop by and say hi sometime!

  25. 25

    Maybe Food Network was not diverse enough to showcase your many gifts…..You need your own lifestyle show. Your artistry was amazing here….Do we have a beautiful party book in our future? I miss you and I am so thrilled to see you doing what you love and creating such joy in the world! Little Parker is going to be lucky to have your for an aunt…Love always, Abby

  26. 26

    You really showered your sister and baby Parker with some L-O-V-E! Incredible attention to detail. Love the colors! You should be a party planner/caterer … looks absolutely amazing.

  27. 27

    What a perfect shower!! And I have a friend that that happened to, too. They tried for 5 years, did IVF 4 or 5 times, and even started adoption paperwork before they decided it didn’t feel right at the time. Lo and behold, they ended up getting pregnant the old fashioned way!!

  28. 28

    What a beautiful shower! Love the colors. You really came up with some cute ideas…how fun, planning for a new baby. You did a wonderful job!

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    Wow, your a crafty one! It all looks awesome and especially the mustaches ha ha!

  30. 30

    What a great shower. Looks like you went to lots of work. Love the theme and the staches. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    I am the luckiest woman in the world to have two such amazing daughters. The pictures simply don’t do it
    justice. It was truly a very special occasion made even more so by the special love that went into it.

    I was so proud

  32. 32

    Beautiful!! I wish I had talent like that to organize and throw baby/bridal showers.

  33. 33

    AMAZING!!!! So bummed to have missed it! Air was telling me all about it last night! You are a great sister!!

  34. 34

    What a beautiful shower! I am so happy for your sister. We never know what’s next around the bend, do we?

  35. 35

    martha stewart, take note! i’m so impressed, leslie–well done! the mustaches are amazing.

  36. 36

    Love the new blog look. I think it is my favorite out of the all black and the last look. You definitely accomplished your goal, because this shower totally looks like something out of a magazine. I wish I could have been invited to this shower – Homemade vanilla sugar as party gifts – that has got to be the best gift ever!!! I can’t wait to see your recipe for the Coconut Ice – it looks so yummy and I’m not even sure what it is! You amaze me!

  37. 37

    You did such a fabulous job Leslie!! What a wonderful baby shower. I’m sure your sister loved everything. Beautiful job!!

  38. 38

    What a blessing! That looks like the most beautifully planned baby shower, I’m talking EVER! Please be my sister and do my shower if hubs and I ever have kids! =P