Wednesday, February 16, 2011

ashlee's pink & yellow baby shower

tira pugmire, judy pugmire (tira's M.I.L.) and i threw a baby shower for ashlee last weekend. it was a really nice shower and i was excited to be a part of it. ashlee is expecting her 3rd baby and first girl. her youngest is 5 and so they are reentering the world of baby again and i am so excited for her and her family.

here are the details...

the invitation: i made these invites to imitate the pom poms that i was making for decoration. the colors we chose were yellow and pink. 

the decor: i did this pom pom banner and judy made this sweet flag banner, both of which ashlee could take home to decorate her baby room. judy did some lovely flower arrangements.

the favor: we made these cute flower hair clips to serve as a garland and the favor that each lady could take home.


the food: tira made assorted muffins, i did a fruit platter with dip and a spinach & egg Florentine casserole, judy made scones. all of the food was delish! i am linking the recipes for most of the dishes below.

i made little food labels in the same style as the invites & we wrapped lemonade filled bottles from ikea with fabric and a diaper pin.

cheddar & dill scones (from the barefoot contessa cookbook) | snicker doodle muffins(we renamed these and made them mini)
 three berry muffins, snicker doodle muffins & banana chocolate chip muffins (from baked: new frontiers in baking)

three berry muffins or blueberry muffins
from tira's mom

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups frozen blueberries (tira used a 3 berry blend)
...preheat oven to 375 degrees. spray a muffin pan with nonstick spray.

...cream the butter and sugar. stir in the eggs, one at a time. add the milk. in a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients and stir with a whisk to sift them together. stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. add vanilla, stir until combined. fold in the blueberries.

...scoop batter into prepared pan. sprinkle the tops with sugar.

...bake at 375 for 30 minutes.

fruit & dip with orange zest 

quilting project: tira headed up this quilting project. each guest created their own quilt square using a few templates and fabric that we'd previously applied heat and bond to. they ironed their designs down and then signed their name on a square that will be on the back of the quilt. tira and i got together to finish up the squares that didn't get used at the shower. tira is putting it all together (stitching around the designs, sewing the blocks together, binding and quilting.) i am SO excited to see it finished and i will definitely show you guys a picture of the final product.

the presents: we opened presents after socializing and working on the quilting project. ashlee got a bunch of really cute gifts and i wish i had gotten more pictures. i can cheat and show you what i gave her, because i photographed it beforehand. i made her a cap, booties and a couple of jersey knit headbands.




  1. cute party! I would love to take pictures of you beautiful family.. if you ever need/ want them :)
    Love the shower invite!

  2. I love those jersey knit headbands, do you have a tutorial for them?

  3. ashlee is one my dearest friends from phoenix. thank you for taking good care of her, the party was darling!

  4. I really love the quilt idea!! Can you email me with more details about how you did it? thecutchins AT gmail DOT com

    Thanks, Emily!!


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