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Baby Shower for Baby Alexa

In about five weeks from now, another life-changing experience will be coming to our lives. Baby Alexa is due to arrive and meet us all!

In preparation to that, we had our new home blessed and had a small baby shower get together with our close friends last Saturday. The preparation was a lot of fun, having my friends Ms. S and Ms. C to help me out in cooking, baking and decorating while we chat, laugh, and catch up on each other’s life stories.

The baby shower ideas that I have gathered from Pinterest were a huge help! We did not have an outdoor BBQ party as planned, but instead had a simple lunch-to-dinner at home for convenience and comfort.

Of course, I did not want to miss this opportunity to do the dessert table for our first born. And so, I want to share with you how it all turned out.

Lovin’ PINK already! And I am happy with the way all the details have matched and turned out really pretty.

These cute paper lanterns are from Daiso (at S$2.00 each.. love that place!).

The pink cherry bunting and baby feet are free printables found in the internet (sources can be found on the template). Thanks to the generous sources, it saved me so much time and effort to do the decors.

As mentioned in my post sometime last month, Alexa’s nickname is MAX, hence Baby Max written on the bunting. It has already been approved by her grandpa (my dad). He wants a baby boy, so for the meantime a boy-sounding name will do. Haha!

Free printables are also used to decorate the treats. Click below for the sources:

Our baked goodies on improvised platters — chocolate crinkles on a wooden chopping board, mini carrot muffins on a cupcake stand (out of 2 plates of different sizes and a coffee mug in between. No gluing done.), and cinnamon mini donuts on a plate with light blue paper. I will post the recipes soon!

Alexa’s parents… Daddy on the left, mommy on the right. Do you think mommy’s cuter than daddy? *wink*

Light pink table cloth, bright pink doily-like table runner (originally an anti-slip mat, but its color contrast to the table cloth is pretty so had to use it here!), and pink with white polka dots photo frame are all from Daiso (also at S$2.00 each. Everything you can find there is at S$2.00!). White photo frames are from Ikea.

It was a fun day for everyone. Tiring though from all the preparations that hubby and I had to sleep in till noon of Sunday. But it was all worth it.

Hope you liked my baby shower table setup. I will definitely do it again for Alexa’s first birthday, or a friend’s baby shower… let’s see what event will come up next.

Please stay tuned for the recipes of the baked treats I made.

Happy Monday!

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Ideas: Baby Shower

I know everyone’s excited for the weekend. Here I am at my work desk, doing what I enjoy most nowadays (you guessed it right — Pinteresting!), while patiently waiting for the clock to strike at 6pm then off I go.

In my previous post, I mentioned that we will be moving to our new house next month. It’s one of the exciting things that me and hubby are looking forward to, and we want to share that joy with our family and friends — by inviting them for a BBQ house warming party sometime this August.

Due to time and budget constraints, we thought of making it a house-warming-slash-baby-shower-slash-joint-birthday party (my and hubby’s birthdays are both in August). A storm of blessings that calls for a (4-in-1) BIG celebration!

I’m not an expert when it comes to BBQ-ing, but we have friends who can help us with that. All I need to do is prepare the marinated pork/chicken, fish, corn, and all else that are great when grilled. And maybe some cooked food as well. I can plan for that later.

What I am excited about is the dessert table which will be dedicated for our baby, Alexa. As usual, I have collected inspirations for baby shower decors in my Pinterest board, Baby Love:

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Love the table setup! Bright colours! Even the drinks match to the colour theme.

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Pinwheels! The décor was used in a wedding, but wouldn’t it be cute for a baby shower as well? Lovely prints!

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Another type of pinwheel which is just as gorgeous! The little pompoms, framed prints and the little round colourful confetti with the gender printed on it are also great ideas.

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If you want the guests to guess your little one’s gender (that is if you haven’t spilled it out yet!), you can use this for your “guess the gender, choose a colour” game. (Note: For tutorial of the DIY candy baby pacifier, click photo or here.)

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Of course, it’s “G is for GIRL” for me! Not much of a fan of cupcakes though, just love it when they are pretty and colourful. I will make those little banners with more colours and stick them on brownies and muffins.

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Isn’t this cake a cutie? Love the crib and the little sleeping baby in it!

My cousin in the US is giving birth to her first baby boy sometime end of July after being married for 6 years. I am so excited for her! Thank God for Facebook, we are able to share pregnancy stories with each other. She will be having her baby shower in mid July. Looking forward to seeing their photos!

My due date is exactly 3 months from today (28 September 2013). Soon entering the last trimester.

Oops, baby Alexa just poked on my tummy to say a “hi” to you all! 😉

Have a great weekend, guys!