what have i been up to?

Ok besides re-doing our kitchen...for the last few months i was planning and preparing for my sisters baby shower! Right when she found out she was prego i said I AM THROWING YOUR SHOWER! woot woot! i was so excited! why? because i had found www.amyatlas.com months and months ago, and fell in love!
once she found out it was a girl, and planned her room colors i was ready to start. Amyatlas always has SOME type of background for her tables...candy bags on the wall, material, flags, always something. so i thought to myself... a clothes line, with onesies that are the colors of the shower! so each time i went to the store, i'd buy a few.
THEN...i was set on doing really cute cupcakes like amyatlas has. but they had to be gluten free...so traci found Betty Crockers Devils food Chocolate cake mix! tried it out, and she liked it (actually they turned out better when my mom and i made them for the shower :)
My friend Brooke decorates cakes, so i called her to help me make Buttercream frosting & of course, frost them. Also, my sister amy found Lime green/white polka dot cupcake holders(the things you bake them in! Third part of the cupcakes? The white chocolate button on top! I searched and finally found www.bakeitpretty.com and that is where i bought my vintage buttons mold & button sucker mold!
Next task? I found lime green tins at the dollar spot at target! I found The cupcake stand holders at walmart! I needed scoops for each of the candys, ya know i wanted to be like amyatlas! Finally found those at Walmart, 3 pack, 3 different sizes.

I must say...NO ONE WANTED TO TOUCH THE CUPCAKES...did they look TOO cute to eat? haha. We made 54 cupcakes...how many were left that evening? 37. oh phoowee. haha. traci is probably still enjoying them!
Next, a ice bucket...i had sonic ice so i needed something to put it in! VUALA...Joanns had these summery ice buckets w/scoop! Just added the colored ribbon & it matches!

Last but not least...the present table had these two things on it, a refurbished diaper cake...new ribbon & some pretty fresh gerbera daisies! & a BIG H for Harley!
Thanks to those who brought stuff for the shower & helped with the cupcakes! woot woot!
it was a success. if i do say so myself!!


Traci said...

It was a DEFINITE success!! It was WONDERFUL! You did an AMAZING job! I am enjoying the cupcakes still...but I need some more suckers :) THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! LOVE YA!!

Lindsay Riggs said...

Lots of hard work, Mindy! Especially love the diaper cake and big H.

Mom said...

You did an amazing job Lou! Everything was so cute and yummy! Fun games too! Love you!

jill s said...

it looks like everything was AMAZING!!!

are you ready for party #2 at your house in a few weeks? :)

i'll call you later to talk to you more about it!!!

love ya!!!

Kristin said...

You did such an amazing job Mindy! I have completely stolen ALL your ideas for the shower I'm throwing for my SIL! Unfortunately, we're still waiting to find out what "it" is! The babe didn't cooperate last week at the ultrasound, so hopefully we'll know by the end of Aug! The colors will be the same, except if it's a boy, we'll use a turquosie blue! You're awesome!!

Tim and Amy said...

that is so fabulous. everything looks great! you rock.

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Spencer and Hilary said...

OH MY GOSH MIND>>>>SO CUTE!! Such cute ideas, you are so creative! I just found you have blog and im so glad!!

Tyler and Emily said...

How cute! I loved all your decorations. I miss you and the fun times we had together at Mission Bay. You are amazing.

cordae said...

Hey mindi, your blog is cute. we are the cool not so bad girls at parties haha. how are you guys, we should do something sometime!