Did you see the movie this weekend?
Well, I'm no superfan, but I like to embrace my inner teenager every so often and watch a sappy movie.
So I have this tradition (4 times running) with friends, that we have dinner together and then go to the midnight showing. We regret our tired eyes the next day, but we have so much fun with any excuse to get together. So I also have a friend who is having a December baby and insisted she didn't need a shower. So I took the opportunity to turn this dinner into a surprise baby shower for her. She knew she was coming to the dinner and movie, but didn't know it was her shower. We embraced the twilight theme for the night. She has a good sense of humor and could handle the silliness of her friends.
She could handle my silly newborn vampire cake pops!
I had fun with my halloween pops and knew I could turn them into "newborns" with red, blood thirsty eyes. You know how newborns are...
When out of the ribbon color I need, I just cut a fabric scrap. I laughed at myself when it reminded me of a Cullen-ish scarf. You know how fashionable those cool kids are.
I tucked them in the place setting, complete with the coolest napkin ring around.
Yes, twilight black and red, along with baby blue (for my friend's baby) were the colors for the night.
I even busted out with my first movie poster ever. Edward looked so serious, I had to make him say something cheesy. Kathryn gave me this awesome line, "I may sparkle in the sunlight, but it's nothing compared to Leah's pregnancy glow!" Lame and funny. Perfect!
So the great thing about my friends is that everyone wants to help. Literally, so many helpers, there's almost nothing left for the host to do. I even had tell some people it was all assigned out! So I wanted to show you how fun and creative my friends are as they embraced our silly shower theme.
My friend made fabulous invitations, inviting people to a shower for Leah and Bella. We can't forget to celebrate Bella you guys.
Melissa gave me permission to share her fun decorations! She brought in these huge chess pieces and I was dying that she made them!
I was dying even more when I looked up close and she told me she made them with paper plates, bowls, a burger king crown and other miscellaneous items. I would've never guessed! Creativity at it's best!
Then she hung this wreath on my door to greet the guests. She made it from the pages of a Twilight book! Don't get upset, you could still read the pages if you tried really hard. Actually, maybe not.
She embellished with a few items taken straight from the book covers. Melissa is killing me because she just had a baby AND busted out this fab decor. I'm so impressed!
Another couple of friends did "bite" sized desserts with some raspberry sauce that they labeled as blood! It was the BEST raspberry sauce I've had. I must get the recipe!
And yet another creative genius friend made these vampire dinner mints.
Oooooo how I love a soft cream mint! And in a custom design! She used a candy mold!
I wish I had pictures of the favors that another friend put together. They were popcorn and candy wrapped up for them to take to the movie! Perfect to-go treat. And did I mention she made yummy Italian Sodas (Volturi Style) to drink!
The list goes on with the help and fun this night was. This post supposed to be about Twilight but I'm getting side tracked thinking about how awesome my friends are. In the end, I think our guest of honor was truly surprised and grateful for the fun! She rolled with it and looked past our cheesy theme!
Kathryn is worried that when her baby looks at his baby book he is going to have lots of questions about why he had a vampire baby shower. Sorry Leah, you can blame your silly friends!