One of my very best friends husbands is obsessed with Penguins. I mean OBSESSED! So when she got pregnant with her first child and I offered to throw her a baby shower, I knew what the theme would be. PENGUINS! I'm not a huge fan of Penguins (Sorry, Parker) but I knew I could make this shower adorable. I had to. This girl is crafty. I mean super crafty. Just check out this Twilight party we threw together. Anyway, I digress. I put my sister Connie on the job to make her a "Penguin Quilt" That's all I told her and wouldn't you know it, I got it in the mail from Utah a few days before the shower and it was THE SAME EXACT PENGUIN I had used for all the printables, cards, decor etc. Talk about being in sync!
We started with a sign in tree as you enter the party. I found the idea on-line and thought what a fun way to give the new mommy our old mommy wisdom! Each party guest wrote their advice on a mini penguin and hung the little guy on the advice tree.
used donut holes as "snowballs",
made these cute little olive penguins,
I found out her favorite snack foods that she loved to eat during pregnancy and mixed them all together for the party favor. I displayed them in this cute frame. (A word of caution...cheetos are greasy and bleed through the bags to make oily spots!)
I decorated the food table with "snowballs" made from yarn and styrafoam trees. Here is before the food came:
A friend of mine made these cute penguin cake pops. Adorable!
The shower was a huge success!!
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