This is a true story. One of the birds escaped my 'must-have, beautiful' antique cage that I bought just for this baby shower. It was a bit traumatic I must admit. But there is no need in going there, because guess what people, there is a happy ending to this ever-so-sad story! I've always known my husband to be extremely talented, but this night in particular, he proved himself heroic. Little birdie aka Atticus (see above) escaped from the cage and sat atop the canopying tree during the entire shower. He was frozen with fear, seeing as this was his first time ever to be cage-free. One would think he would have flown far-far-away. But he didn't. He stayed for hours, even until the shower was over. This is when my husband came to save the day. He climbed up a tall ladder, and yes, caught the bird out of the tree with his bare hands.
I am happy to say the 3 little finches (Atticus, Finch, and Pete) that were purchased solely for this baby shower, now have a happy little home right in our living room :)
we all love presents :)
I think this food table was long enough, don't you? Goodness. :)
the drink table
Martha Stewart's baby bluebird cupcakes. I think they turned out cute figuring I whipped them up in less than a half hour! Mom came to the rescue to put the final touches on with their little eyes. :) I changed the recipe a bit by using vanilla buttercream instead of the chocolate that Martha calls for. It was for no reason other than I was on a serious time-crunch. But I thought they turned out delicious just as they were.
This was my first shot at My Sweet & Saucy's recommended Vanilla Buttercream and I loved it! I will definitely be sticking with this recipe. If you are looking for a yummy and easy buttercream, I highly recommend this one. The lemon juice takes away that normal overly "sweeeet" flavor. Try it!
I have just started using fondant and I love it. These little leaves turned out exactly how I pictured them to be, and they were so fun to make.
Don't forget your bath salts!
photo credits: studio317 and the 'not so professional' pictures were clicked by yours truly :)