It all started with Google, like so many things do!
When I found out my sister was having twins, I thought whatever will we do!
I got my thinking cap on and started to think,
how can I find a good theme and serve a great mixed drink!
Well Google served me well, I found just the right thing,
a Dr. Seuss themed shower will be great for this fling!
So onto the planning stage I went,
how to plan on a budget so I can still pay rent!
Well what should I find but so many great deals,
Thing 1 and Thing 2 theme it is, now here's the reveal!
It all started with the invite (I googled for sample invites and then created and printed my own at home--a huge money saver as most invitations start somewhere around $1 each, at 35 invitees, I saved roughly $30 here alone!):
Then came the decorations and tablescape:
Next I goggled images from the book and then printed them on card-stock with a sweet border, then simply put them in a frame my mom had around the house.
For the prizes, the winners got red and blue candles that they can take home (something inexpensive but fun)!
|I got lucky cause I was able to find a packet of red and blue pinwheels for Memorial day in a combo packet for $7, which is way cheaper than buying them separately!|
|Food Tent Cards (I created these myself too)|
|Gifts table (yeah I might have wrapped some gifts like the theme)|
|A take away for the new babies--all the guests signed the book and I sent it home with the new mom!|
|The table and food! Instead of buying a cake, I made chocolate cupcakes (my sister's favorite) and then iced them with butter-cream that I had colored and added cupcake toppers that I made myself with toothpicks and images printed in circles.|
I love etsy, I found a digital file for a whole bunch of games and other decor and for just $6 (and the cost to print it), I was set!
|Search in your purse game!|
So I found Thing 1 and Thing 2 hats online and I was convinced I wanted them, so I asked my friend CJ to make them and they turned out wonderfully!
What shower is not complete without a favor? This was the big splurge item, but I feel in love and they were too cute not to get (and I think they were a fabulous hit). I ran across this company called Snickety Snacks and I loved what they do. The favor was a custom designed cookie for each guest to take home with them! So fun and yummy!
|Thank you for coming, we hope you had fun. Please grab a cookie before you must run!|
And lastly, because I am crazy in love with this theme, I created Thank you notes for my sister to take home with her to write the thank you's!