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June Showers Bring July Babys #babyshowers #crafting #cooking #budgetentertaining

Wow, time sure flies. This year is half over and in another month I will be a great grandma. Todays menu Monday I’m sharing pictures of the shower and tips for throwing a nice one on a budget.

Our theme is baby elephants and we have been scouring Pinterest for months. We found a cute table decoration with a baby elephant and it’s a girl in a little bucket. We made our own version. I had plenty mason jars so we panted them gold Tied ribbons around them with little bottles glued on. With my Cameo I cute out Elephant shapes ( several sizes for other projects too). We made flowers from baby washcloths and stuck in the jars.

We made this Banner with the babies name and cute grandparent corsages

Baby banner and wall art
grandparent corsages

We made a frame to do selfies and lots of props, What we thought would be the biggest hit, no-one used it but Kira and her mom.

Photo props
Party favors
our shower to yours

The cookies were a pinterest flop though they tasted great. I managed to save them though I had to make them pink. They went over well, I didn’t even get one.

cookie fail
cookie save

The food we kept simple. we had fruit and fruit dip, Veggies and ranch, rotel dip and chips, ham and cheese sliders, smokies wrapped in bacon, BBQ smokies, cheesecake, mini cupcakes and cookies. The fruit dip is a package of softened cream cheese and a carton of cool whip. It calls for vanilla and a little Splenda but I leave out the sweetener and add a little coffee house syrups in cheesecake flavor ( My granddaughters favorite.) The punch is also a simple One bottle of soda or juice whatever flavor you want, ginger ale or Sprite, A big container of punch or whatever flavor you like and a container of sherbert. Our them was strawberry so we used strawberry soda, Sprite, a berry punch and the lime, raspberry orange mixed sherbert. The sliders simply put a slice of hame and a piece of swiss cheese on Hawaiian rolls cover the pan with foil bake at 350 for about 10 minutes.

I had lots f the dishes, we got the cups, napkins utensils,and clear bowls and trays at the dollar tree for a dollar.

Here is the grandie girl opening gifts and with the frame.

Grandie girl and baby dad
The elephant lovey I made
blanket I crocheted.
special gown my friend made

To see more photos check out my timeline

It has been a hectic couple of weeks, but I think it came out well. We had a crowd and everything went over well.

Do you like the elephant theme? What was the theme you used when you had babies?

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Cathy Brockman lives in a small town near the river. Lucky enough to be able to retire she now writes full-time Her stories are based on dreams, hope, love, lots of romance, a little humour and good always wins out over evil.
She also writes stories for children under the name of Cathy Boyd.
Cathy still believes in love, Santa, and the Easter bunny; well at least dragons, unicorns, vampires and fairies. She loves to collect dolls, sew, up-cycle, crochet, garden, cook, and play games on her kindle. She loves spending time with her grandies and furbabies. She loves to read and write every chance she gets.
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