Monday, July 19, 2010

Baby Shower!!

We had a baby shower for my sister on Saturday finally!! Only a couple more weeks til my cute lil niece will be here, YAY! I couldn't be more excited for them!

For the invitations we didn't want to spend too much money or time but wanted to do something cute, we finally found this super cute idea in one of her card-making idea books for a diaper invite. Between 2 of us, felt for the diapers, scrapbook paper, heart stickers and safety pins, didn't cost much at all!
Please excuse this beyond horrible picture, (remember the sad death of my camera?!) doesn't do these cute lil things justice at all! :(
I, along with a few others, helped on the food end while my SIL and cousin did the decorations and did a AWESOME job! Everything was super cute!
I made some raspberry lemonade that I found somewhere online and a yummy fruit dip I got from my SIL, thanks Lisa!

And thanks to my SIL Marcie, we were able to have fantastic pictures from the shower!
Aren't those decorations just too cute for words? Especially that lil elephant!

We did a raffle for people who brought diapers and/or wipes and some fun prizes!


The Punch

1 can frozen pina colada concentrate, thawed (Bacardi makes a good one)
1 can frozen orange pineapple juice concentrate, thawed
4 liters of diet lemon-lime soda (That’s two 2-Liters for the mathematically challenged.)
1 bag of pebble ice (You can buy it at Sonic Drive-In or at most grocery stores in the deli or meat departments.)
1 bag of frozen raspberries

And now for the directions:
*Pour the thawed concentrates into your punchbowl and stir.
*Use one of the empty cans and fill it with water four times and add it to the mixture. Stir.
*Add your diet soda to the mixture. (You can use regular sugar-filled soda if you want, but I think it gets too sweet and you will also feel guilty when you fill your glass for the sixteenth time. Which you WILL.)
*Next, add about half your bag of pebble ice.
(NOTE: Please do not insult The Punch by using crappy ice cubes from your freezer. The Punch will hate you forever.) (ANOTHER NOTE: Please do not screw up the order and add the ice before the soda. You will get an ugly foam at the top of your punch bowl.) (ONE MORE NOTE: I’m sorry if it seems like I’m micro-managing this recipe. It’s just that I have already suffered bad punch experiences so that you won’t have to. I micro-manage because I care.) Let’s see….where were we? Oh, yes. We’re ready for the crowning ingredient…
*Add your frozen raspberries to the top.

Viola! You have just created the Mona Lisa of Punch!

Your punch should be a lovely dark yellow at the bottom of your punch bowl, light lemony yellow in middle, almost white on the top, and then bright magenta on the very, very top! So pretty!

And then, when you start serving the punch with a ladle, it all mixes together and becomes this dreamy pink color.

And then, when you lift the punch bowl to your lips when it is almost gone to swallow the last few drops of punch, it is an even darker pink because the raspberries have really mixed in.

And then, when you pass out on the floor because you tipped the punch bowl too far and lost your balance, falling backward to the floor with the punch bowl hitting you square in the jaw—you will see lots of lovely yellow stars and magenta raspberries floating above your head.


Bit-o-honey fruit dip

8 oz. cream cheese
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
English Toffee Bits (Skor)

Beat cream cheese, sugars, and vanilla together. Stir in Skor bits.

We got an AMAZING turn-out! Thanks to everyone who came to help support and celebrate with the mom-to-be!

4 comments from awesome people!:

Tina said...

So cute! I love decorating for parties too, it turned out really cute! How did you do those circle flowers???? Great job ladies!
Tammy looks so good!!!! Tell her congrats from us!

The Jessee Journal said...

Tina, the large flowers are two three-inch strips of 12x12 paper, folded acordian style and then taped together to form a circle. You just glue the center together, put a circle for the middle of the flower and glued on skewers.

Tina said...

super cute! Great ideas!

Jenny said...

Love the recipes and the pics! That was a way fun shower!