Monday, January 23, 2012

Cirque De Bebe


The Invitation

                         made by BonkPress + I added a scalloped border 


The Decoration

                                  chalkboard welcome art

-Pinwheels atop Cupcakes,Cake Pops displayed in a vintage drawer-

The savory food was prepared by the wonderfully talented Aunt Toni and Cousin Leah. Cheese balls, spinach dip, bacon wrapped smokies, chicken wings, peanut butter chocolate apple dip, and more mouth watering dishes.

  1. clementines in hurricane vases paired with striped ribbon
  2. tissue wrapping paper with yarn & hand stamped gift tag
  3. custom fabric banner to add texture and some vintage flare
  4. spray painted elephants from hobby lobby placed all around

Free wish card printable from Lauren Makes blog

Everyone filled out a wish card and read it as mom opened their gift. As a keepsake, these wish cards will be placed in a special book with photos for Marcus to return to for encouragement throughout his life.


          burlap covered plywood backdrop with poster size baby portrait

photo on mantle captured by a very talented Sarah Wickersham from 
The Nest Photography

paper straws from  InTheClear
Mason Jars paired with paper straws 


balloons strung with yarn - simply festive

"Under the Big Top!"

 plastic rectangular table cloths cut in half to create a circus tent effect. 

  1. baby photos and burlap bunting for a personal touch
  2. gum balls in a small hurricane vase added texture and color

     this "little peanut" was the main attraction

      Bow Tie from Bubbles and Squeaks

The Faces

Great Grandma filling in her wish card

sweet baby Marcus

me and Marcus 

And everyone went home with caramel popcorn!

THANK YOU to Jenny Wiley from Composition Pictures for capturing the evening!


  1. This is amazing Christie! You are now a certified party planner to add to your list of MANY talents. HL's birthday is coming up and now I know who to call :) XO

  2. WOW!!! This blog is such a wonderful way to have captured the essence of Courtney's shower. I have taken my memories out and enjoyed them many times since, but this helps to do it in color. You did an amazing job on the decorations. You're very creative and have an eye for the details. And to think that you did most of this stuff yourself. Just beautiful! It made me so happy to be able to take part in doing Courtney's baby shower with you and Leah. What a special way to welcome sweet baby Marcus. Can't wait for the next party! Love you, Aunt Toni

  3. I just teared up reading this and seeing the pictures. And I'm still teary-eyed. Oh my goodness...


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