A friend and coworker of mine is expecting her first baby any minute! Another friend and coworker of mine and I decided to throw her a baby shower. The theme? "Ready to Pop." Naturally Pinterest was a good friend of ours during the planning process. The invite idea came from here.
All of the food was 'pop' related. There was a lot of popcorn. I made gourmet popcorn with the recipes here and here. (The chili lime was my favorite...)
We had some plain popcorn with a variety of mix-ins to create your own flavor. I downloaded this cute sign from here...
...along with the soda pop labels. I used Photoshop Elements to convert the pink on the downloads to blue.
I had found this great recipe for 'buttered popcorn cupcakes' but they turned out disastrous. Really, I wish I'd kept a picture of them for one of those fun Pinterest "nailed it" memes. Anyway, I just whipped up a batch of chocolate cupcakes and threw some popcorn on top. They weren't the best, but the kiddos who came loved them.
We played this really cute game. I can't post a picture of it here for privacy reasons (we used her name instead of "Baby Shower".) It ended up being a bigger challenge than we had anticipated--both for the participants and for us finding gifts which fit each letter!
It was such a fun party! I feel like my friend and I should go into a party planning business (and not to toot my own horn but our pathologist said the exact same thing!)