I must have been a party planner or even a party girl in one of my previous lives.
I love to plan parties.
Birthday Parties, Holiday Parties, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers...
I could seriously plan a party for almost any reason.
After Chloe was born, I found myself lacking a key element in party planning, t.i.m.e.
The party gene was wiped out completely for awhile, but has slowly come out of hibernation over the last couple of years.
Lucky for me, my cousin Araceli is getting hitched in a mere five weeks.
Since she is sweet as can be, and really more like a sister, I (actually my mom and I) graciously (since I'm such a great hostess and all) volunteered to host her bridal shower.
I started my planning fairly early (which is rare for me), and ordered some totally awesome invitations from the super nice and really talented Vanessa. Her shop is chock full of some really cool paper goodies. Super reasonable prices and the best customer service.
Since I am so, umm, shall I say "particular," I kindly asked if she would make some labels, inserts, and even Thank You tags to match. This is the invite I chose for Araceli's soiree.
My mom was kind enough to host the party at her casa so, my job was mainly to decorate and bake like a whirling dervish.
I found those vintage bride and groom picks on Etsy.
I have to say, it was a lovely shower.
Appropriate, for a truly lovely person.