This was fun and unlike anything we ever did. We threw a baby shower for Edward’s cousin in Nashville! It was a Roadtrip-Baby Shower…literally. I don’t even think I’ve ever heard of driving 12 hours to throw a shower, maybe to attend a shower…but to throw it?? Yep.. I’m am definitely crazy enough to do something like this.
I DIYed little details for the shower and we rented the coolest AirBnb condo we’ve rented to date. I loved the hipster/country vibe it had. Here’s some photos of the place…
If I could live here I would. Where has Nashville been all my life?!!! There’s so much stuff to do. There is something about the South that I am drawn to like a magnet. (Country Girl at heart).
I literally packed my car full of decorations! I didn’t even use everything I brought or had time to make everything I had planned. Pinterest inspired so many of the DIYs.
Izza (the mommy to be) and I are super Ariel fans. We knew if the baby was a girl we wanted to do sort of a mermaid theme. I didn’t want to go full on cartoon mode because after all a shower isn’t really a children’s party. To me it’s more of like a celebration party that the baby will be here soon🙂
Here’s Izza with our “baby shower” main table🙂
Close up of the Table
So where do I start here….🙂 From Left to Right, we have the strawberry fizzy lemonade that Kelsey made. (Food) In the little bowls we had graham cracker fishes, fresh fruits, crisp almond cookie things… Martina tried and I am so glad she helped me make the Oreo Truffle dingle hoppers.. they actually tasted really good!! There was red velvet cupcakes with little shells I made from gum paste. The sour strap seaweed Martina also helped me assemble. There were some pastries too from La Conchita Bakery in Nashville. If you are in the Nashville area give it a shot. It is very authentic and the pastries were all different shapes and colors…they were all delicious!!! Cameron helped me skewer the brownies and marshmallows there were supposed to be strawberries on there but the grocery store was out.
In terms of crafts… I got the lovely sign from Michaels along with most of the other stuff I used. I spray painted the lovely sign and the bottles… I also wrapped the giant letter L with yarn and modge podge to seal it. The boxes in the back were prizes for the games we played. I also DIYed the little Mermaid Kisses sign.
Can you see the little in case of fire thing on the wall? In person it’s so cute. It was just originally in the condo. It says “In case of fire, Break Glass” and there are smores ingredients in there!! How cute is that???
I made the diaper cake out of Pampers swadder’s diapers and ribbon🙂 Then the sort of tree thing with the letter E is a wishing coral. Each guest wrote a little wish for baby Ellie to read one day. There was a pinterest post for a baby shower wishing tree, but since we were sort of going the mermaid route, I took apart an old plastic orchid and got out my glue gun and sort of tried my best to make it look like a coral.
More food photos…🙂
We totally forgot to take photos of the main food I made some paella, corn muffins, pasta salad, bbq chicken and we also had ribs🙂
Here is a photo of the 3 cousins who haven’t seen each other in years!🙂
Here’s a photo of the happy expecting couple!!!
And last but not the least a photos with the expecting Grandma and Grandpa to be!!!
Overall, we had a blast! I wasn’t able to finish all the stuff I had planned but being away far away from home we just kinda had to roll with the punches and go with what we could. Nashville was a great venue. Thank you to all of you who helped me set up and for being so patient with dinner time!!!🙂
The AirBnb was awesome… can you imagine people came from Canada, L.A., Missouri and Georgia all to celebrate baby Liliana Noelle Sola???
We cannot wait for her to get here🙂