Newspaper, wrapping paper, scrapbook paper.
The paper books are printed on.
The paper thank you notes are written on.
The paper wrapped around a florist's delivery.
The paper books are printed on. Yes, I said that twice -- that's how important it is to me.
We had a terrific party here today. Some of my best friends came together to celebrate a sweet girl and her soon-to-be-born sweet girl. And besides being all about a baby, it was all about paper.
Brittany will soon be a teacher, and her mom is our school librarian, so I thought a book-themed shower would be appropriate. Thanks to pinterest and Martha Stewart, I got all kinds of good ideas.
Here are the invitations:
And the decorations:
And the food, with little paper replicas of children's books as menu cards:
Joannie's Stinky Cheese Man
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie cookies
Sarah's Famous Strawberry Pinkalicious Cupcakes
Linda's Green Eggs, served with ham sandwiches
A Very Hungry Caterpillar vegetable tray
I made up 26 blank scrapbook pages, each with a letter of the alphabet and had everyone choose one; they were to draw a picture or write some words about that letter (and sign their creations), then we put them all in a pink scrapbook for Brittany. That was lots of fun, even for those who said they couldn't draw!
Everyone pitched in to make it a great time. Special thanks to my sweet girls, the cooker and the cleaning fairy.