Wednesday, May 18, 2011

guess whoooo's having a baby shower :: the event

On May 7th, 100 close family and friends came out to share a momentous time with us -- our baby shower. It was a special owl themed event held at one of our closest friends, Noel and Elen's house, filled with tons of hand made bellz and whistlez, great "owl" Pollo Loco food, lovely company, and a fabulous ambiance. From the custom letterpress invitations, to the interactive stations, "tweet" cupcakes by Jocelyn Manalo, darlin' table scape and set up, and surprise performance by Monday Sessions Band, this shower was a labor of love. A big "thank you" goes out to the lovely hostesses, Cyril, Ginger, Christy, and Hazel for planning one "owl-fully" cute and memorable baby shower for Abram and me. We had a hoot celebrating this event with you. And we appreciate the help from those who helped prepare -- Janice, Germaline, Katricia, Noel and Elen.

Below: 2-color letterpress invitations with custom fabric belly band

Below: Abram and me (I'm 8 months pregnant)

Below: custom fabric flag banner "Welcome to the Nest"

Below: the centerpieces -- birdhouses with gerbera daisies in Ball mason jars

Below: Jocelyn's home made cupcakes with fondant owls and nests with jelly beans

Below: interactive station -- Owl Treat Myself

Below: custom interactive guest book so baby can identify family and friends

Below: Bellz and Whistlez -- Christy, Cyril and Charmae (me)

Below: assembled favors filled with goodies

Instead of games, Christy and Cyril put their creative minds together to create interactive stations, such as a "Whooo's Who" guest book, owl treats with gummy worms in the tummy, a baby quilt with custom illustrations made by guests, and graham cracker owl treats for the kids. Ginger worked on organizing the menu that would fit perfectly with the theme. Collectively, they worked to match the entire set up with the invitation theme. Everything turned out to be a surprise and definitely more than what I had imagined a baby shower to be (though I really tried my best NOT to think about what the ladies were planning).

Couple: Abram and Charmae Guevarra
Venue: Factor Residence, San Diego
# of guests: ±100
Design+Invitations+Coordination: Bellz & Whistlez
Paper goods/Guest Book/Favors/Centerpieces: Bellz & Whistlez
Rentals: Deco's Party Rentals
Band: Monday Sessions
Photography: Christy
Owl cupcakes/Marshmallow Pops: Jocelyn Manalo
Cake: The Cake Lady (Shirley Resnick)
Catering: El Pollo Loco

Below: interactive station -- Baby Quilt

Below: special live entertainment by Monday Sessions

Below: Cyril with the Bellz & Whistlez mobile

1 comment:

  1. What an awesome looking babyshower guys! Hostesses did a beautiful job, you guys deserve it! Can't wait to meet the baby!