Trend: S’mores

I love the rustic look and feel-good nature of a s’more dessert. I love, even more, that party & wedding planners across the nation are bringing s’mores to their events. It is not just a delicious idea, its also an interactive one for guests (what could be a better activity?!). I see this trend almost daily and wanted to share some of my favorite inspiration.

Dinner Party S’more from Minimally Invasive.

S’mores in a Jar by Cookies & Cups.

Baby Shower S’more Station featured on Hostess with the Mostess.

Wedding S’more Station featured on Style Me Pretty.

Chai S’more featured on Design*Sponge.

S’mores & Hot Cocoa from One Charming Party.

S’mores in a Basket from Salt Harbor Designs.

S’more Party Favors from A Litte Cuppa Tea.

S’more Bar from Sweet Designs.

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Baby Annabelle’s Owl Shower

If you have been following along, you will notice three DIY’s in this post that we have previously shared: 1. Owl Invitations, 2. Owl Menu Tags, and 3. Music Name Bunting. Annabelle’s mom plans to put up an owl wall decal in her nursery, so we thought we would use that theme for the shower. It turned out pretty cute. 

DIY: Music Name Bunting

I love bunting for parties because it is allows for creativity with your theme. Whatever your theme/colors may be, you can almost always figure out a way to incorporate that into bunting. For more SIL’s baby shower, I used materials from the Menu Tags to create this unique Name Bunting.

Supplies:

  • Colorful paper
  • Hymn or book pages
  • Paper cutter
  • Stamp & ink pad
  • Glue
  • Twine (not shown)
  • Hole punch (not shown)
  • Sharpie (not shown)

Cut the hymn/book page to the desired shape and size. Stamp and draw letter on the paper. 

Glue hymn/book page to colorful paper and cut out (I make straighter lines with the paper cutter, but scissors are certainly an option, as well!). 

Punch two holes at the top of the bunting. Pull twine through. 

End result: a simple, colorful and theme-oriented party bunting!

DIY: Owl Shower Invites

I love paper invitations. I love sending mail. I love receiving mail. I think an invitation can set the tone for a whole party, shower or wedding. There are so many beautiful invitation companies out there right now. However, invitations can put a nice dent in a party budget. Sometimes thats hard for me to swallow since they are going to eventually end up in the recycling bin. So, recently I created a pretty inexpensive shower invite for my sister-in-law’s baby shower. For the cost, I was quite pleased with the results.

Let me break it down for you:

  • 50- 5×7 notecards/envelopes from Hobby Lobby – $9.99
  • Design – free
  • Printing – free (used home printer)
  • Yarn from Hobby Lobby – $4.99
  • Stamps – $22.50

Total cost: $37.48 or $0.74/invite

I simply printed the design until the notecards, tied the yarn around the top and was done!

Images by Meg White Photography.

Owl image found online. Original source not found.

Baby: Simple Diaper Shower

Here’s to Mrs Lindsay!  We wanted to pamper her with a very simple diaper shower for the mere fact she has bought diapers for the past 6 years straight.  This is her second pregnancy but she has two beautiful adopted girls which makes this her fourth baby in diapers.

We wish you the best of luck Linds!

Images by Becca Murdaugh