Sunday, March 6, 2011

Cupcake Party Baby Shower

Last week I hosted a baby shower for my friend Annie. It was the easiest baby shower I've ever planned and possibly my favorite!
Seems like all of my friends were having boys there for a while, so this is the first girl shower I've planned in a long while! Maybe that played in to why I loved this shower so much, but I'm guessing the biggest reason was that some of my best friends from high school were there!
I made well over 200 mini cupcakes for our party with Owen (he's becoming quite the little sous-chef!) We made them about a month in advance and froze them. (Recipes here.) I made the frosting a week in advance and kept it in the fridge until the night before. I'm telling you, this was an easy shower! I decorated the dining room the week before the shower so the only thing I had to do was frost the cupcakes the night before and clean my house... easy, peasy! This was our menu:
I also made homemade strawberry ice cream because if you're cheating on your diet, might as well make it really worth it!
In the center of the table each of the four types of cupcakes were placed under a glass and labeled with a little cupcake label so everyone knew what they were eating.
I'll show you how to make the cupcake towers later this week. They are made out of cardboard boxes and cans of green beans!
I can't wait to meet baby Hailey, she is one loved little girl already!