Sweet Caroline's Baby Shower

It all started with this frame I made! Well, that's not really how it 'began' but the celebration part of baby Caroline started with my very favorite little girl pattern ~ this beautiful sheet of paper that I purchased with no one particular in mind.
When Kelly, a good friend, called about doing a shower for her daughter, Devon and her soon-to-be granddaughter, Caroline, I immediately thought of this frame! The colors and pattern are so bright and cheerful, just like the Mommy-to-be!
I couldn't wait to make a matching set of blocks as a gift for the nursery and at the same time, personalize the shower a bit!

We were in the middle of a cold, snowy winter so it was quite refreshing to work with this color scheme! But with it being Spring almost everywhere else, it seemed there were accessories everywhere to help make this a a bright, Spring-themed shower!! Kelly and I had fun planning...the texts, pictures and calls back and forth, from shopping trips, were nonstop ~ seemed all of our purchases complimented each other and added to the celebration! 
Kelly is remodeling her basement and had just added a new bar. It was the perfect location for the 60+ guests that were invited. And what better way to brighten that space than to have 60 poms floating! (yes, that was a few evenings of me, movies and tissue paper!) 





Devon, the Mommy-to-be, loves her candy so it was a given we would have a candy and dessert bar. I had ordered gerber daisy napkin rings from Crate & Barrel and they seemed to work perfectly on the apothecary jars. And in Kelly's shopping she also picked up some but on clips...they finished off the ends of my onesie banner nicely.
 
As usual, Tracie did an amazing job with her sugar cookies!! What a pop of color! And Dawna's fruit tart...beautiful!

I had ordered some fondant toppers for the cupcakes but ended up using them on the cake pops. I kept the cupcakes simple and just made coordinating wraps to add color and the pinwheel to top it off. 
Just to be sure the candy would be okay for the the guests, Danika, the aunt-to-be, and her daughter Addison sampled it!


Caroline's big sister, Kamryn figured she should sample it, too! (yes, Grammy bought them shower-coordinating outfits!) 
When the Spring theme was decided, I knew exactly what we could use.....those amazing watering cans and milk buckets I had purchased from a Pottery Barn clearance sale ....you know, one of those 'you never know when you might need 8 milk cans and ten mini watering cans' kind of purchases!!  
They were perfect! The cans held the centerpieces and the mini watering cans held the menu item labels. 

I love the wishing tree idea. 
Shauna, my daughter, couldn't wait to write her wish for baby Caroline!
Kelly found the most fitting sign in the gardening section on one of her (many) shower shopping sprees! 
I did mention they were also celebrating the remodeling and new bar, right?
Whether you are a Red Sox fan or a Yankee fan, you know what Sweet Caroline means.....Daddy is a Yankee fan so it was quite fitting to balance out all of the Sweet Caroline (yes, I am singing it now) with some Yankee gifts! 

And here's the wonderful hostess, Kelly, with her daughter Devon and granddaughter, Kamryn! 
Devon's shower was so much fun to work on and I think it brightened up everyone's cold, snowy afternoon! 
Looking forward to the next celebration with Kelly....two weddings in the next two years and then you know there will be more babies on the way!!