Last week I had the honor of hosting a baby shower for a dear friend of mine, Sheila. It was a team effort and the other moms and I had a blast putting together a little event to celebrate the upcoming arrival of baby Hayden. As Sheila already has three handsome boys, the addition of a little girl has been quite a treat. Great excuse to break out the pink and be girlie for an evening. We had the shower on an evening during the week so we thought dessert was the way to go. I had seen Amy put together a darling milk and cookies party, so we adapted that and created a cookie bar. Each guest was in charge of brining one dozen of their favorite type of cookie. We did some planning ahead to make sure there would be a good variety. A helpful hint is to have guests let you know what they are bringing when the RSVP so that you can prepare labels ahead of time. I typed up labels for each jar on Microsoft Publisher. I mounted them on scrapbook paper and then punched a hole on each side they could easily be tied around each jar. Hint: have a couple of blank labels in case anything changes at the last minute. And thank you to sweet Michelle for opening up her beautiful home to all of us. Here is a photo snapped after setting up earlier that afternoon. For the banner, I simply cut identical triangles. I used Microsoft Publisher to create circles and type each letter. Then, the old school way, I cute them out by hand. I used spray adhesive to attach them to each triangle. Part of the fun was being able to go home with a carton full of cookies. Each guest was given a take out container to fill up with treats. I made similar tags for my daughter’s bake shoppe party. When mounted on scrapbook paper you can really coordinate each part of the event. Sheila, we are all so excited to watch your beautiful family welcome baby Hayden into this world. We are anxious to hold her in our arms. Thank you for sharing this evening with us. ……….. What about you all? Hosted any parties lately or have any coming up? Big plans for a father’s day celebration?