Jun 7 2009

zoo baby! journal & photo book.

I blogged a little while ago about the zoo baby! shower theme & I forgot to take pictures of the journal & photo book that I built for the momma to be. I used the same images to decorate the cover. Inside I put several thicker pages throughout to add pictures and some fun lined pages to record thoughts, letters & baby’s momentous occasions!

zoo baby! journal & photo book
zoo baby! journal & photo book
zoo baby! journal & photo book - photo page
zoo baby! journal & photo book - photo page
zoo baby! journal & photo book - journal page
zoo baby! journal & photo book - journal page

I keep saying that it is all in the details & I must say that the shower would NOT have been such a huge success without the help of momma to be’s best friends, Jamie & April & her own momma, Melinda. Jamie brought a homemade fabulous Cherry cheesecake, which she drizzled chocolate over as a finishing touch! (Mmm… see pics below) It is wonderful to have so many people that love you, momma to be!! Thank You all who pitched in to make this shower such a fun memory for all who attended!

zoo baby! journal & photo book - photo page
Jamie's Famous Cherry Cheesecake!

May 26 2009

A baby shower at the Willows Lakehouse!

This past weekend I had the pleasure of throwing a baby shower for my sister-in-law at the Willows Lakehouse. It was the perfect location. Not only did it accomodate all the adults, there was plenty of room indoors & out to entertain the children that attended. Check out their website, it may be the perfect spot for your next family reunion, vacation, business event, wedding &/or reception. We live about a half hour from the Willows & it is a perfect weekend getaway… Not too far away, yet you have the entire lakehouse, not to mention the lake to yourselves! It is a steal of a deal!
{www.willowslakehouse.com}

View from the Willows Lakehouse at sunset! Amazing!
View from the Willows Lakehouse at sunset! Amazing!

Back to the baby shower! Amanda decided on a ‘zoo’ theme…
I found some great images of a giraffe, hippo & elephant. I stylized the images then used them as inspiration for all the details. I designed the invite to be flat & fit in a #10 biz envelope using a cool giraffe for the main focus. I also designed labels for the kraft brown envelopes & a registry card featuring a handsome blue hippo. The registry card was wrapped nicely in a tiny vellum envelope using a spiral paperclip to attach it. See pics below…

Baby Shower Tips…
1. Use a piece of string as a clothesline and hang up your ‘gifts’ for fun decor. (i.e. onesie, socks, stuffed animals etc)
2. I searched the internet for baby shower mad libs and found a great one that we just modified to fit our mommy to be. It was great fun!
3. Save your address list for the Mommy to be to have for her Thank yous.
4. Thank you notecards make a great gift!

If you are interested in the baby zoo! theme by Britta burrus design for your next baby shower feel free to call (509) 429-1989 or email for pricing.

zoo baby invites!
zoo baby invites! by Britta burrus design.
drink table
drink table
details... i designed labels for tiny water bottles
details... i designed labels for tiny water bottles
details... i also had favor bags for each guest with goodies inside.
details... i also had favor bags for each guest with goodies inside.
Mmm... finget foods & a delicious cheesecake made by Jamie.
Mmm... finger foods & a delicious cheesecake made by Jamie.
baby clothes on a line... great way to decorate! And mommy to be will be able to use it all!
baby clothes on a line... doubles as decor & perfect little gifts!
zoo baby thank yous! by Britta burrus design.
zoo baby thank yous! by Britta burrus design.
Beautiful & Delicious Chocolate Cake by Gabbitas Gourmet
Beautiful & Delicious Chocolate Cake by Gabbitas Gourmet
Happy mommy to be & friends!
Happy mommy to be (far right) & friends!