Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Back around Christmas my sister enlisted my help to plan a shower for their expecting friends at the end of January. After lots of pinning and guessing what this couple would like I finally found inspiration in the after Christmas clearance aisle at Target. How could I pass up all these glitter bottle brush tress at half off? The idea for a "winter" themed shower was hatched.

My budget was exactly $200 and believe it or not stayed with in that up to the dollar - It was a mix of stuff I had on hand (the buffet wire baskets from Hobby Lobby and mini lighted tree), Target clearance, and Cort Rentals (pumps and cups). The main attraction was the hot cocoa bar which funny story...it ended up being a 70 degree day which is crazy for a Seattle January.

The "snow" is just cotton balls strung and glued on fishing line and attached to the ceiling with transparent tape. To stay with-in budget and not overwhelm guests I kept the cocoa bar simple with packaged marshmallows (stick up after Christmas!), candies, and of course Pirouline cookies. For the actual cocoa I went with classic and salted carmel. So good!

As i've thrown parties over the years i've learned to grab fun white serving dishes at Tjmaxx when I spot them and hold onto things like wood rounds and a good cake lady! I also love that these days Target has really beefed up their craft aisle and you can now find anything from bakers twine to mini chalkboards there!

What do you think of my Winter Baby shower? I think it's my most favorite party yet!

xoxo melissa