Monday, June 30, 2008

Hillary's NWA shower

Tonight we had Hillary's NW AR shower at my house. It was a lot of fun and Hillary got a lot of nice things. (Warning - lots of pictures to follow)

The drink area. I have gotten a lot of use out of my drink dispenser so far. I've made this same punch for several showers and it's really good. All you do is take a couple of bags of frozen mixed berries (or any kind you like). Blend it up in a blender to a liquid form and add several spoonfuls of sugar and then add any liquid you like. I use rasberry ginger ale - but I'm sure plain or Sprite would work as well.


Hillary's wedding colors are green and black. I got these petit fours with her new monogram.
The food table - besides the petit fours, bunco buns and fruit kabobs - I had some mini quiches and Shannon brought spinach dip and queso and salsa from her family's restaurant Bizy's.

Laurie and Katie and Katie's baby Paige
Shannon and her step-mom
Hillary's sister and mom (they read my blog so I want to give them a special "hello"!!!)
Hillary opening her gifts
Hillary and Katie
Hillary and her hostesses (minus our friend Megan who lives in NC) - Laurie, Hillary, me and Shannon
Hillary gave us the cutest hostess gifts EVER - monogrammed umbrellas. I absolutely love it but I can't use it because I don't want it to get wet. ha!
Hillary also gave me an early present for baby H! These burp cloths are ADORABLE!!!!!!

I'm just so glad to see Hillary getting married soon. I prayed for her for a long time to find a husband and God out did himself on this one! She's marrying a great guy. But of course - he's getting a great girl! Now I just can't wait for the wedding! :-)

37 comments:

Hillary said...

Thanks for a great shower!! It was perfect! You're the best friend a girl could ask for!

Lauren said...

It looks like you had a great turnout! I love the drinky dispenser - where did you get that? It's so unique! I hope that you're feeling well!

Amy said...

You guys did such a great job on the decorating and the food! I can't wait to try the little sandwiches!

Monogramming the umbrella was such a great idea!

I'm so excited for you! You already have that special glow about you! :) I say a prayer for you and Scott each time you come to mind!

I'm still mad at myself for not chasing you down at Branson Landing! Ha!

Katie said...

Thanks again for a great shower, Kelly! It was fun! You looked great and your home is beautiful.

Faith said...

What a great shower! I'm sure it was so much fun! And, how much do I LOVE that umbrella?!?!? The burp cloths are adorable as well!

Meag said...

Okay, I have been looking... and looking... and LOOKING for a drink dispenser similar to the one you have - glass, etc. So, any tips? Where did you find yours?

You sure do know how to throw a good shower - and boy do you have lots to throw and go too! Just think, it'll be your turn soon! How exciting. I loved, as alwasy, the decorations, the food, it all look so yummy and fun! And what a great hostess gift idea! I have to file that one away for later use!

ashleydiggs said...

I can already hear Will yelling at me because if that were my umbrella, I think I'd leave it out like that ALL THE TIME!!!!

Allikaye's Mama said...

You sure do know how to throw a party! I love the pictures! You great hostess!!

Meredith said...

Kelly! What a wonderful shower! First of all, I love love love that centerpiece. So PRETTY! Ya'll worked so hard on the shower! And that is the most awesome hostess gift! How creative! I love your drink dispenser too. I can't wait to hear more about your baby plans!

Laura said...

Everything looked great!! I was really blown away by the center piece! Who would have thought? Limes? Great idea!

duchess said...

You are the hostess with the mostess.
It looked great.
I just love that drink dispenser.
Thanks for sharing.

Lauren said...

What a fun shower! Everything looked great!

I hope you enjoy your week!

Julie said...

I love those burp cloths. That is actually the fabric I used for my little boy's bedding. I love it. The shower looked awesome. And I love those umbrella's.

Deidre said...

That umbrella is just too cute!

I love reading about the showers you throw - such great ideas and so nice. I also love reading about BABY gifts for you! How fun!

Staci said...

You always throw the best parties! Thanks for the recipes! I'm throwing a baby shower for my sister and best friend in a few weeks, so I can't wait to try some of your shower foods!

And how adorable are the umbrellas?!?!

Ashley said...

That looks like seriously the cutest shower ever.

And the most adorable umbrella ever. Maybe you could use the umbrella when it's not raining...you know, like a parasol...so it doesn't get wet.

I'm totally kidding.

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

Kelly ~

You are such a great hostess! The pictures you take of the showers are always beautiful. I love the lime and flower arrangement. How creative!

Robyn Beele said...

I love the decor and food! You are so creative! That umbrella was adorable and the burp cloths so cute!!!

Jenna said...

Loved all the pictures!! I am so glad y'all had a GREAT time. Hillary is so blessed to have a friend like you!

You looked so pretty in your black dress, and I LOVE that necklace. Please come be my personal stylist. :-) You are such a chic little mama-to-be!

Betsy said...

You are such a sweet friend and great hostess. I bet Hillary is getting so excited. I love that cute umbrella! What a great idea!

Heather said...

What a great shower! I agree with everyone else, you throw wonderful parties. I'm glad the shower went well, and I hope that you felt well so you could enjoy it! That umbrella is very cool!!

Kim said...

Cute burp cloths!! I not sure I could use them. I love that umbrella!!

Lindsey said...

Love all the pics!

But I especially LOVE that sweet picture of you and your prego belly! You are absolutely glowing, seriously!

Megan L Hutchings said...

Kelly ~ What an adorable, fun-filled evening!!! You are so sweet to throw a shower for Hillary ;)! Everything looked absolutely adorable and I love the drink despenser!!!!

I must say that you & Laurie both look fabulous!

Megan said...

Looks like a fun shower. Your house is so pretty. I do love the umbrella.

Julia said...

You are such a good hostess...and so creative, I love that centerpiece, and WHERE did you get that drink dispenser? So cute. Love the umbrella, that is such a great gift! Those burp cloths are really cute...you almost hate for spit-up to get on them :) haha

Flo said...

Love everything! OK. Where did you get the drink dispenser and where did Hillary get those precious umbrellas???? BTW...you look great to be 12 weeks pregnant!

Mandy said...

It looks like you guys did an awesome job with her shower!! I love that umbrella, that is such a good idea!

Jacquie said...

Love the flower arrangement! How cute! There's never a dull moment in the Stamps house!

Hope you're feeling better!

The Garners said...

Another perfect shower--you are a great hostess!!! Everything looks beautiful! Congratulations to Hillary!

Boy & Girl said...

love the lime in the flower arrangement...gorgeous!! and how fun are those burp rags!

Becky said...

you did such a good job! You look great! What were your baby names you had picked out again? Do they both start with "H"? Hope you are doing well, besides the sickness!
Becky :)

Heather said...

That umbrella is so precious!

Heather said...

Cute pics, yummy food, adorable umbrella, and cutie tootie burp cloths!!

Jennifer said...

Great job on the shower. Everything looks delish and so stylish! I love the idea with flowers and the lime slices! So cute. I also love the burp cloths! Adorable and fun!

BTW, love the belly in the next posts!!

"J" said...

Wow, what a GREAT shower! Your food and drink table looks GREAT! =) You are such a GREAT hostess!!!!

I hope I have a fun wedding shower! I'm going to tell my hostess look at your blog for ideas! HA! =)

Your fireplace is HUGE (I seen it in the group pic!) I love it!

Meredith said...

Everything looks perfect! The flower arrangement is beautiful, and the food looks delicious. I love the idea of the fruit kabobs-so smart!