This past Saturday I hosted a baby shower for our friend at my house. It's technically the second party we've thrown at our house, but since the first was for Marren's friends, I don't really count that as "my party." So, this past Saturday I threw my first party at my house! :o) It's always fun to get together with a bunch of women, eat yummy treats/snacks and chat away. The above picture shows a candy/snack/dessert that I made following my friend's recipe from http://www.ourbestbites.com/2009/12/easy-pretzel-turtles/. It was a HUGE hit so thank you Sara! Seriously people, SUPER easy, tasty and fancy; GREAT for any party or gift!
For my friend's present I made her a diaper cake. It was so fun! I first saw the idea from www.ourbestbites.com, and LOVED it. You can google diaper cake and there are lots of different ones out there to get inspiration from. I decorated it with flower hair clips and some crochet hairbands. Talk about the perfect way to present it all!
On a side note, I told Lily that she would be the oldest child at the party and that she needs to be a good big sister and a good example. We had 5 other kids here between the ages of 1-4. Half way through the party Michael finally left my side and decided to join the children. I looked in on them and Lily exclaimed: MOM! I'm taking care of all these babies! And she really did! She made sure they all got treats, water, toys, dress-up clothes, etc. and she took care of all of them! Way to go Lily!