Tuesday, January 19, 2010

we only do EXTREME

i don't think my family believes in doing things "the easy way," or "simple." (at least, i don't!) So when my sister Rachel's baby shower rolled around, we knew we had to go EXTREME. we also knew this because her hubs works at the church, there are a lot of church people they are close to and need to invite. we had her shower on sunday and the guest list kept climbing up from 80 people, and we knew we were still somehow leaving people out that are important in their lives and we wanted to attend.

that's a lot of people. that's a lot of food.

we had an amazing array of food and even more so, desserts, made and provided by our awesome family and friends.

we had wegman's subs and carrot cake thanks to my auntie mary, my mum made tortellini salad, veggie pizza, two amaretto trifles, and cut up all the fruit (and bought most of the gift baskets and decorations), my auntie paula made her amazing lime vinaigrette salad dressing as well as a chocolate peanut butter cake and her own version of a "baby cake." friends of the family also made butter cream wafers, chocolate cherry brownies, oreo truffles and nut roll. and i provided the salad and fixings and made lemon cupcakes with raspberry filling and cream cheese frosting. mum also made nut and semi-sweet/white chocolate bark and i made peppermint bark for the favors.

yeah. it was a lot of food. it was also amazing. we had a lot of fun and everyone we knew helped out a lot. mum and i kept the freaking out to an *extreme* minimum, and rachel did a great job opening all her presents and talking to everyone and refusing to let herself be overwhelmed.

we can't wait to meet this little baby girl! every day she comes closer to joining us! she is going to be amazing and so loved and supported. can't wait!!

here's some pictures!


*Stace* said... Best Blogger Tips

yummms!! you are such a great sissy and will be an awesome auntie too!! :-)

BillChristieLee said... Best Blogger Tips

You did a wonderful job on the shower! It was perfect!

MrsOgg said... Best Blogger Tips

How did you do the word docorations on the cupcakes? I LOVE this idea! Is it Royal Icing?? Please tell me so I can recreate. Thanks!

amy grace said... Best Blogger Tips

@MrsOgg actually, it's just melted chocolate! for this i used melted white chocolate and colored it pink w/ food coloring. i put the melted chocolate in a piping bag and piped onto wax paper, then let them dry or put them in the fridge. i made a lot of extra because some broke while i was writing them. you might be better with "candy coating" b/c it gets harder and doesn't melt like chocolate.