Saturday, November 17, 2012

A Fall Baby Shower

I had the extreme pleasure of getting to plan a baby shower for one of my best friends this past month.  When she told me she was pregnant I think my first words were, "no way", and then I said, " I am planning your shower".  Her, her hubby, and incoming baby Duke deserved to have a day that celebrated what a beautiful family they all made.  They are well loved people, so this was a shower for 40!

Since this is a long post, I have posted the menu and recipes separately.  Click here to go to them.
I used 10 yards of muslin for table covers and burlap for runners.  The silverware and napkins are the orange and white chevron bags that I found at Sweet Lulu's

Fresh flowers and assorted fall decorations finished off the table tops.
We served cold spiced apple cider in the mason jars with lids and straws
that I found at Sweet LuLu's

Duke Bryant!




The adorable cake, cupcakes, and cake pops were made by a
friend of a friend were delicious!  



Favors

Since it is Fall and I am known for my caramel I decided to give each guest a fresh apple and a jar of my homemade caramel.  My helper, Linda, and I wrapped them up in a cellophane bag, tied it up with raffia, and included a "Thank you" sticker. We had 36 of them to put together, but it wasn't too bad.  The jars I used were the 4oz ball jelly jars, I bought the apples at Costco (used a mix of Gala and Granny Smith), and it was great that I could make them in steps ahead of time.  


This is after it had been
carried home :)
I didn't take a pic after
I made them :(















The other take home favor was a "Baked Goods Bar", a twist on the usual "Candy Bars".  I would love to take credit for all of these amazing treats, but I have some fantastic friends who pitched in and helped a Kate out!  Thanks to them this was a wonderful addition to the baby shower and a nice surprise for our guests.  I will have the recipes for these treats on another post! 
We had pumpkin muffins, pumpkin spiced snickerdoodles, truffled brownies, brown butter chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies, and Magic Bars.  
Magically Delicious!

Burlap as the table clothe, pumpkins as decor, and some garland from Michael's.
 I had paper bags and goodie bags for people to take the treats home in.







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