Tea & Trucks Baby Shower

I am very blessed to have made wonderful friends during a prenatal water aerobics class I took two years ago.  Six of us have maintained a close friendship and playgroup with as many of us as possible getting together at least once a week.  Altogether we began this adventure with 5 boys and 1 girl.   2011 is bringing at least 2 more little boys to the group with one little one making his arrival almost two weeks ago and another expected this month.  Of course, this kind of excitement needs a party so the other four of us decided to host a baby shower for the two friends expecting.

We ended up with a tea and trucks shower.  That is, a lovely afternoon tea for the ladies with a touch of boy inspired fun of trucks tossed in.  It worked out so well and everyone had a great time. Here’s a peek at the details …

Tea & Trucks Shower: Invitations

On the island in the center of the kitchen, we set out a variety of tea cups and teas for the guests to select from along with sugar, honey, lemons and cream.

Tea & Trucks Shower: Tea Cups

Tea & Trucks Shower: Teas

The food was arranged on the kitchen table.  We had a lovely assortment – quiches, sandwiches (cut into train shapes – so cute!), deviled eggs, fresh fruit, cheese, cupcakes and a dirt pie served appropriately in a dump truck with a shovel. 😉

Tea & Trucks Shower: Food

Tea & Trucks Shower: Desserts

Off to the side of the kitchen island from the teas, were small guestbooks for each of the moms with cards left out for the guests to write a note and adhere to the appropriate book.

Tea & Trucks Shower: Guestbook Instructions

Tea & Trucks Shower: Guestbook

Next to the guestbooks was a toy dump truck containing tea bag favors for the guests.

Tea & Trucks Shower: Tea Bag Favors Display

Credit goes to Allison for coming up with the great idea for the personalized packaging for the bags.  She sent me a sketch and I ran with it in Photoshop.  The result were simply adorable little packets that we added Tazo tea bags to.  One side had an image of a dump truck with the words “It’s a Boy!” above it.  The opposite side had the name plus “Rolling into town / [month] 2011.”

Tea & Trucks Shower: Tea Bag Favors

Tea & Trucks Shower: Tea Bag Favors

The gifts were displayed next to the fireplace in the adjoining living room.  A diaper cake denoting each mom’s side with a slightly different twist based on their personalities.  Alicia did a fabulous job creating those!

Tea & Trucks Shower: Gifts

Supplies: throughout – Bazzill Basics Paper cards, Reflections white cardstock, Amienne font; Invitations – miscellaneous blue & green cardstock, QuicKutz onesie die, Momenta stickers, adhesive backed foam, ribbon; Instructions for favors & guesbooks – Momenta stickers; Guestbooks – chipboard, binder rings, QuicKutz onesie die, Momenta stickers, Making Memories edge scrapper, Ellie Lash’s Detour kit, Mod Podge; Tea Bag Favors – Ellie Lash’s Detour kit; staples, Tazo teas.

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6 comments on “Tea & Trucks Baby Shower

  1. I love it! The teacups is a great idea…I always thought that would be such an elegant idea for a bridal shower or baby shower. Looks like a beautiful time:)

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