Hayley and Kurt’s coed baby shower was a hit earlier this month and I’ve received great feedback from the games. So instead of sharing a DIY from the shower, I’m providing free printable downloads of the games that were played.
These games are perfect for a large gathering or a coed shower. Participation is not mandatory and guests can play while mingling, eating and drinking. Perfect with a camping, outdoorsy theme – or fun on their own!
I’m so full-0f-joy that my tiniest human friend is here is already six weeks old! We had a blast celebrating the momma-to-be this summer, and I was so happy when Marisa asked me to create her birth announcements for Scarlet, the prettiest-little-thing you ever did see.
Going with my theme of signs I’ve been creating lately, we decided on a chalkboard style birth announcement for the little pumpkin. Here is the photo they took and below is the end result. What do you think?
When one of my dearest friends Hayley asked for help with her baby shower for their little boy on the way, I was already on board. But once she told me she wanted to do a co-ed baby shower with an outdoorsy, campy feel, I was thrilled! Hayley and Kurt are some of my favorite people, and this theme was so them. They love camping, hiking and being outside as much as possible, so this seemed like a no-brainer. I wanted to make sure it reflected them as a couple and didn’t look too much like your typical baby shower.
Kurt’s dad cut down some wood pieces for me, I collected a bunch of pine cones, wildflowers, fern and flannel. But you know I can’t resist a little gold, so had to add some gold spray-painted woodland animals – my bad. I made baby’s breath necklaces for the “Don’t Say ‘Baby’” game and designed some easy-to-play games, BINGO and match the baby animal (free downloads of these games available here!).
Thank you favors from Kurt and Hayley were little bags of trail mix.
You beautiful people, thanks for letting me contribute to your baby shower for this little guy that I already love so much – I hope it was everything you wanted and more. Now get me that baby here ASAP!
Someone (or something) very special turned three last month.
Cueva Bar opened doors in 2010 by Oz and Joanna Blackaller, the husband and wife duo who also happen to be our good friends. My husband Justin used to live just around the corner from this little hidden gem and took me here for one of our first dates shortly after they first opened. We kept coming back for more craft beer, Spanish wines and irresistible tapas and naturally became friends with Oz and Jo (how could you not just after one visit?). I even found myself working behind the bar every now and again.
They started Cueva with a dream, undying passion and serious hard work, and they have always been an inspiration to me. You’ll see I can never get enough of them, as seen here and here. As they celebrated their third anniversary I created them a new chalkboard welcome sign and a celebratory glitter banner.
Owners Oz and Jo with Jo’s twin sister Ana and her husband Corey
Cheers to your well-deserved success and hard work and many more years to come!
Cueva Bar is located on Adams Avenue in University Heights and opens at 5pm everyday. They specialize in made-from-scratch Latin fusion tapas paired with top notch craft beers and wines.
Last month I had the opportunity to provide day-of wedding coordination on my own for a very fun couple, Goldy and Keenan. I was brought on board last minute to ensure the day ran smoothly so I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting myself into. And oh – dear lord – these guys couldn’t have gotten much better.
Goldy was an ambitious and creative bride who made so many unbelievable handmade touches including geometric garlands galore, numerous hand-drawn signs and lovely menus, hilarious and unique escort cards, and so much more. They packed in an army of loved ones to help, not to mention her mom prepared a delicious feast for the 120+ guests herself! This sure was a DIY-wedding at its finest.
The wedding went down at Quail Haven Farm in Vista (North County San Diego), and I look forward to coming back to this great outdoor venue for more events in the future.
And let me tell you this… their guests sure knew how to party. I’m gonna leave you with Goldy having her bouquet hiked to her like a football for the toss (which was right after she showed everyone up with some push-ups on the dance floor).
Goldy and Keenan thanks for having Twinkle & Toast, best wishes you newlyweds!