So it has been a while... a loooooong while... since I have made a post. We left for a 3 week vacation to head back East to visit family & friends & so not blogging became part of that vacation. Really, no computer outside of an iPad & no place to upload tons of pictures can turn into pretty lousy posts. So, to lure you back in, I knew I had to do something with a POP!! to get your attention. So here it is.......
Tuesday I threw a baby shower for a dear friend here at Fort Irwin. She is expecting her first little bundle in August & us Army wives wanted to shower her appropriately. She is leaving the gender of the baby a surprise until delivery, so it left the theme of the shower up to me. Since she is 27 days shy of delivery looking like she's gonna POP any day now, I threw a She's Gonna POP!! shower & had the most fun! I ran with the word POP & carried that throughout the shower.
The mom-to-be is also gluten-free so I wanted everything offered in the spread glutten-free since it is a party in honor of her, & POPcorn met the criteria also making it super easy to run with the theme.
As for games, we played a Pop Culture Pop Quiz & had the most fun guessing celebrity baby names, moms, & babies-daddies. We also blew up balloons to see who could come close to making their bellies match the mom-to-be's belly. It was a hoot watching all of us ladies round out our balloons & bellies to be a perfect fit. And to leave our guests with the theme in their minds, Tootsie POPs were given out with a "Thank you for POPPING in!" note.
Pics are below & it was easy & fun & we definitely be my new go-to shower theme. I LOVED it & had the most fun planning it & putting it together.
POPcorn bar with POPcorn baggies to fill up
She's Gonna POP banner
POPcorn cupcakes... a little marshmallows, scissors, & food spray turns these into a fun treat on top!
Soda POP selection
Salsa with a POP
POP some Yummo Chicken Salad
Fruit POPs... a little marshmallow dipped in chocolate & sprinkles adds a nice touch
Mom-to-be about to POP!
POPing our balloons out