Couples Baby Party

I love planning and hosting parties, especially for people I love. Last Saturday, Wynn and I threw a party for our dear friends, Trent and Katrina, who are about to have their first child. They’re outdoorsy, low maintenance folks, so I went with a woodlands theme for the party. It turned out great, Katrina was thrilled, and everyone had a great time.

The setting for the party was at their gorgeous A-frame house with this picturesque barn behind it.

The setting for the party was at their gorgeous A-frame house with this picturesque barn behind it.

To prepare for the party, Wynn smoked a pork roast all day and Trent snow plowed an area for the bonfire (only in Alaska moment for this southern girl).

These cupcakes were so easy. There are tons of cute cut-outs from http://www.childreninspiredesign.com/.

These cupcakes were so easy. There are tons of cute cut-outs from http://www.childreninspiredesign.com/.

It's a little blurry, but the food table turned out nice.

The photo is a little blurry, but the food table turned out nice.

We planned a few activities to entertain the guests (with some inspiration and guidance from a few of my girlfriends).

Trent and Wynn work hard on their onesie masterpieces. I was shocked at how well this activity went over. (Animal stencils were key to the success -- everyone is an artist with a stencil!)

Trent and Wynn work hard on their onesie masterpieces. I was shocked at how well this activity went over. (Animal stencils were key to the success — everyone is an artist with a stencil!)

As a result of the party and the painting marathon, Katrina has about 20 (mostly tasteful) cute onesies in her baby’s wardrobe.

It’s amazing how many people will cheese it up when there is a “photo booth” and a few silly props. Everyone loved it!

These two girls live on either side of me--we couldn't have planned it better if we tried!

These two girls live on either side of me–we couldn’t have planned it better if we tried!

This crazy girl behind the big lips and mask is becoming one of the best friends I've ever had.

This crazy girl on the right is becoming one of the best friends I’ve ever had.

We finished the night with a bonfire (by that picturesque barn).

Partying by the bonfire

Partying by the bonfire

To make the bonfire just as festive as the inside of the house, we had s’mores, popcorn, hot cocoa, and blankets for folks to wrap up in.

Katrina's about to pop!

Katrina’s about to pop!

Best of luck, Katrina and Trent. We’re so happy for you guys and hope everyone is healthy as can be!

love,

SB’s godparents

More photos on Katrina’s Facebook page (if she’ll let you see them).

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2 responses to “Couples Baby Party

  1. Cute baby shower, Brooke! I love the “about to pop” on the popcorn!

  2. How cute!! Brooke you are so creative! I love the popcorn as well, that is adorable. Okay so we know who is planning the baby showers for her sister-in-laws lol. I bet they were so excited I wanted to see a picture of Preggo Katrina though! And more of their house that barn is super cute!

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