I love, love, LOVE baby showers and yesterday I got to put one together for two cute girlfriends. They're the best of friends and are having baby boys together, which makes this all that much more exciting! They were SO entertaining to watch and we all had a blast!
I decided to go "Farm Fresh" with peach cobbler, strawberry shortcake biscuits, piggies-in-a-blanket, and strawberry lemonade. Some friends brought some chocolate fudge bars and fresh veggies, which made it all perfect. Oh, and my door prizes were jars of jam! Smuckers has some new SEEDLESS, spreadable fruit jams - blueberry, black raspberry, fresh strawberry, and apricot! (of course, I got a couple for myself...)
In keeping with my whole "Farm" thing, I conveniently purchased a few of these "Big Red Barn" books by Margaret Wise Brown and Felicia Bond several weeks ago. This is one of our favorite books right now - probably for me more than anyone because I love farms and big, red barns.
And for each girlfriend, I made a soft blankie, matching burpie and onesie. My onesie was just a square that was top-stitched on the front with a 1/4" edge on it so that when it's washed, the edges fray a little. Despite what it seems, the set couldn't be easier to make. If you do a few at the same time, you'll have a good stash of baby gifts for the future!
I actually did some online research and according to my findings, the blanket would have cost around $40.00, onesie $25-30.00, and burpie $15.00. So had I purchased this gift set at a boutique, it would have cost me $85.00! Now my sewing isn't exactly factory quality, but you get my point. It's TOTALLY worth it to make your own at home!