Halloween Baby Shower (pic heavy)!

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Starryblue702's picture
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Halloween Baby Shower (pic heavy)!

So I'm finally back to work today, where it's much easier to upload multiple photos onto a post! My shower was Sunday night (the 30th)! My mom's BFF Ginger was the hostess, and made almost all of the decorations from scratch! All of the pumpkins, bats, ghosts, trees on the tables... everything... she's so talented! She did such a beautiful job and made the shower look and feel exactly as I wanted it to! I had to force myself to stay optomistic though, as only seven girls out of the tewnty-seven that I invited actually showed up. I was super upset about that... especially since I had twelve for sure RSVPs and five of the definites just didn't show, no call, no text... nothing! It was very frustrating to put so much time, effort, and money into a baby shower and only have seven people come. Oh well, I got a few nice things for baby Trystan, some diapers, and the food was amazing... so I was happy about that! Here are some pics... sorry they're so big, I have no idea how to resize anything!

Here's a shot of the whole room:
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Here's the spooky diaper cake that Ginger made!
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One of the tables:
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The main table:
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The enterance:
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Mummy cake pops that my friend made (she also made pumpkin ones!):
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Clothes from the shower:
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And the rest of the gifts:
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sugspop's picture
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Looks like a great time! Those mummy cake pops are awesome. Looks like a nice stash of gifts too. TFS!

Yea, people can be so inconsiderate sometimes! This has happened to me. Probably why I didn't even want to bother this time around. I just told people to bring me food after the baby is born haha.

At least you had a fun little celebration for Trystan!

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Wow I love the decorations!! It looks like it could have been in a magazine Smile and I REALLY want one of those cake pops...haha!! It looks like you got some cute clothes too, I love the rugby-style sleep and plays Smile

I'm sorry the turnout wasn't as good as you had expected Sad that is so disappointing! Especially when people said they would be there and then just didn't show, personally I think that is so rude!! im glad you were still able to ave a good time though!! Smile

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That makes me nervous about mine...like I said my friend who is throwing the shower sent the invites out about 7 days in advance. I will be happy if 7 people are there!

I am sorry you were disappointed. The shower looks beautifully put together though. Cute stuff too!

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Fun! Those cake pops look awesome. And yay for cute and useful gifts!

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I love all the decorations, Ginger did a great job! The table is my favorite.

That sucks that only 7 people came. I had the same concern for my baby shower. If it wasn't for having 4 hostesses I wouldn't have many more than that come. I don't mind at all when people give a simple NO to the RSVP but to say yes and then just not show always bothers me. Have you talked to any of them since then to see what the reason was?

My DH would LOVE that Captain America onesie! At least you got some great gifts.

Thanks for sharing!

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It's too bad people missed out on an awesome shower!

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So pretty! I love the entry way! The same thing happened at my shower...some people not showing with no call or text. What did my EXTREMELY hormonal self do? I went through my Facebook and de-friended them! LOL. I've already had a couple messages asking why we aren't friends anymore. Are they getting any calls or texts explaining why? Nope. Haha.

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"Jenn0113" wrote:

That sucks that only 7 people came. I had the same concern for my baby shower. If it wasn't for having 4 hostesses I wouldn't have many more than that come. I don't mind at all when people give a simple NO to the RSVP but to say yes and then just not show always bothers me. Have you talked to any of them since then to see what the reason was?

My DH would LOVE that Captain America onesie! At least you got some great gifts.

Nope, no calls, no texts... it's just the rudest thing to me. Like you said, it's one thing for people to tell me they can't make it (which most of them did)... but to tell me absolutely that you'll be there and just no show? It boggles my mind. Only one girl said something to DH about it (he works with her), she said something like she'd still get me a gift or whatever and I told him to tell her not to bother, it's not necessary. I don't invite people for the gifts... I wanted to just spend some time with my friends that I never get to see... and aparently that was asking too much. BTW, that onesie is DH's fav too! My mom got it at the GAP, they had all the superheros!

"katiek68" wrote:

The same thing happened at my shower...some people not showing with no call or text. What did my EXTREMELY hormonal self do? I went through my Facebook and de-friended them! LOL. I've already had a couple messages asking why we aren't friends anymore. Are they getting any calls or texts explaining why? Nope. Haha.

LMAO... love it! I was actually thinking about this too!! And deleting their numbers out of my phone!! I know it's silly and hormonal, but something has to teach people some common courtesy and manners!

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What a great shower! Everything looks so nice. Wish I could have been there!! Sorry your would-be guests were inconsiderate, but it looks like you got some nice things.

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nice haul!

_Jessicah_'s picture
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What a beautiful shower!! Those who didn't come sure missed out. But at least you did get to have some time for you with a few special people anyways. And the clothes are absolutely adorable!!

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I love all of the halloween decorations! And a nice haul too Smile I'm glad you had fun with your guests, even though the ones that didn't show were rude.