Some bunny is One– Happy Easter!

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_MG_0542It seems just like last week that I was driving to meet my niece for the first time. Now, just a short 12 months later, I am blogging about her first birthday. You may remember her bunny baby shower, as you can tell we loved the theme so much that we had to use it for yet another party.

For this bunny theme, we (my sister and I) decided to go a little more farmer’s market or springtime picnic, contrary to the vintage garden feel for the baby shower. There are so many great ideas for inspiration. I just love how the same “theme” can look so different!
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It was so fun to create a hometown, country feel to the party with the gingham print table cloths and simple daisies in tin cans. You don’t have to break the bank when it comes to birthday parties. Homemade decorations or repurposed household items are a great way to use your resources and expand your creativity.
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I was given these miniature watering can ornaments awhile ago and I hoped that I would be able to find use for them for something. With a little bit of felt and jute, we made a mobile which displayed some bunny’s month by month pictures.

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Do these bunny silhouettes look familiar? That’s right! I hung on to them for the sole purpose that we may have some use for them again. I am glad that I was right!

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Can you tell we are on a garland kick at the moment? They are just too cute not to add to the party though! For the dessert bar, we made a special veggie garland which we suspended behind our “marketplace”, that’s right the freshest goodies in town!

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For the cake I went with a simple rustic buttercream design and jazzed it up a bit with some sugar vegetables and Oreo dirt.

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We also made some gluten free, dairy free muffins for all the baby pals that attended the party. The sugar was for the adults.

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Aren’t these garlands just the greatest? My sister does such a great job making them, you can tell how they add so much fun to a party.

The sugar cookies, come on to-die-for, airbrushed with gingham and hand painted with vegetables, these little guys always end up being the show stopper.

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Thanks again for hopping by, remember He is risen!

Some Bunny is on her Way

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Easter has passed but let us still enjoy the spring season with this bunny baby shower. I had the privilege of organizing my sister’s baby shower with the help from my mom and cousins. Now, I am excited to share that you can see the details of this shower on Hostess with the Mostess, Dustin did such an amazing job capturing this event!
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My sister-in-law arranged this massive urn centerpiece which was quite that talk of the party. Sarah selected decorative kale, roses and hydrangea which created the perfect garden feel and tied our theme in perfectly. She has a keen eye for design and is a little bit of a perfectionist, just the right combination to arrange glorious flower displays. I am so blessed to have a sister who is so talented, she also made the floral crown for the mom to be.

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For the desserts, I made a three tiered cake and other mini desserts. Two of the tiers of the cake I stenciled with a circular petal pattern and wrapped banners of hand-cut flowers in multiple shades of green, and the center tier I dusted with powdered sugar to give a chalkboard feel and then painted a bunny cameo in the center of a plaque. I topped the cake with an R the beginning initial of my sister’s last name since she was waiting to discover the gender of the baby. The mini desserts consisted of tarts, sugar cookies and cake shots.

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We got some fun scrapbook paper and cut the paper into bunny shapes. We strung up the cut bunnies into all the doorways, these and multi-colored pom poms created more color to the party and was an inexpensive way to add décor.
One other way to make mom to be feel extra special, I had my sister in law Sarah make a floral crown for her and a friend styled her hair and applied her make-up. She looked stunning!

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Special thanks to HWTM for the feature and to all our great vendors who made this party possible!

– Photographer: Dustin Stafford Photography
– Invitations: Mixbook
– Baker: The Bake Boutique
– Florals: Sarah Moore
– Hair & Make-up: Lauren Gonzales