May 19, 2019

{Bohemian Baby Shower}


Don't you just love the bohemian look? Seems everywhere I turn the new decor for parties is the bohemian style. Our niece Becca is expecting her first baby is July so our family threw her a little baby shower. Bohemian style. 


My SIL Becky found a lady to make all the flowers, leaves and etc. and she simply placed it on bead board for a backdrop. I thought it turned out adorable. 


 This cute little mama to be enjoyed her shower very much. She's having a girl in case you can't tell by the decor. It is her motherinlove's, my SIL Becky's first grandchild. Needless to say there is excitement in the air! Oh I remember the birth of my first grandchild as though it was yesterday. Now she is 15 years old.


We had a dessert only shower and oh my! Too much good stuff to choose from. See that adorable cake in the center? My SIS Shirley makes the BEST hummingbird cake you will ever eat! It is probably her most requested dessert. 

 Butter cake pink gel tinted with buttercream icing.

Since desserts only was the menu I decided to do several different desserts. I have cookie cutters of all sizes so found my square ones and cut out mini cakes from a sheet cake.

 
 I had bought some new candy molds a while back and was waiting for just the perfect occasion to use them. The pink little chocolates are white chocolate with a dollop of buttercream frosting. The chocolate molds was regular chocolate with peanut butter filling. AND YES THOSE THINGS TASTED GOOD! Who doesn't like chocolate and peanut butter? 


Since I was in a baking mood and on a roll that day I decided to make mini trifle's. But, I was smart you see. I had one small yellow green and pink tinted cake leftover from the granddaughter's Unicorn party and froze it! YES, it was perfect for mini trifles with vanilla pudding and cool whip. And why not just go ahead and make brownies with caramel icing! Lord have mercy! I gained 10 lbs just baking! 


We had every kind of dessert of you could imagine. 


My youngest daughter hosted the sweet shower in her home and it was a perfect day.


We even got to use my little teepee again for the gifts. I have certainly gotten my monies worth out of that and more. If you would say a little prayer for Alice Evie's arrival  it would be most appreciated. We are praying for a non complicated labor and delivery with a healthy mama and baby.


My SIL Becky gave each us a succulent to take home. Mine is already in a pot. 


We had a great time. My other niece, Tiffany, she is on the far right is due with her 2nd baby in July. She has a little girl and is now having a boy! Our family just keeps growing. God is so good to us!

And the dessert of the party was hands down the humming bird cake. Not sure if my SIL was able to carry any back home because everyone was slicing a piece to carry home. LOL! 


Needless to say my mixer got a work out that day!


This sweet girl will be celebrating her first birthday this Saturday so Nana went and ahead and baked her Smash cake and Birthday cake to freeze. I like baking ahead and freezing my cakes and I do so when opportunity arises. Sure saves me some time. Especially when one is slow as I seem to be these days. Girls, it takes me all day to do what it used to take me only a couple of hours to do. PLEASE tell me I am not alone?


Her smash cake will be two 6 inch cakes. 


 Her birthday cake will be three 12 inch cakes.
 I think it would be safe to say that I am NO LONGER in the baking mood. LOL!

I will be sharing more birthday pictures next week. Bet y'all are shocked! All my grandbabies celebrate their birthdays from March through May except for one and she celebrates in November. WHEW...We sure do have lots of cake for a few months. 

As always, I want to leave you with something to think about. This is something my cousin Genia shared on FB recently and maybe someone today needs to read this. 

 
 I pray you all have a wonderful week and remember, ENJOY life to the fullest.

Hugs and blessings, Cindy



 

48 comments:

  1. There is something so cute and precious about an expectant mama!
    And to celebrate her in this style, is amazing! I would sampled each and everyone of the desserts.
    Haha! You are so funny... I'm with you on how long it takes to do anything anymore.
    But what a great hint, freeze the cake ahead of time.
    Looking forward to some of your great pictures!
    Have fun!

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    1. Thanks Christine. I am not sure if I am really that slow or If maybe I am like Zenda said and I get distracted so easily. Well, actually, to be honest, I think I am both! LOL!

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  2. Wow Cindy! So many desserts to choose from. I would have been overwhelmed and inclined to try a little of each one, lol! You think you gained 10 lbs baking???? Well I think I gained 10 lbs just reading this!! What sweet decorations too! I love Bohemian style! I bet she was absolutely thrilled with her shower. What a lovely and growing family you have!!! Have a great week! Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda. Yeah, I've about had a mess of baking for a while. But this weekend I will be decorating birthday cakes! At least they are baked. LOL!

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  3. What a cute baby shower....I am getting a new GREAT GRANDGIRL in August. So excited about it...it will make 5 greats for me...gosh...I am getting sooo old!!
    Congratulations on all the babies and their mamas and daddies....

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    1. Thanks BJ. Your family is growing too. I know that you must be excited about that new great-grand that is on the way. They just keep getting sweeter and sweeter.

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  4. What a lovely baby shower!! I haven't heard much about the Bohemian look but it sure seems to be great. I have an incredible sweet tooth so I ogled all those delicious looking sweets!! You ( and the others along with you) went to so much work and succeeded in making the shower truly memorable I'm sure.

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    1. Thank you! Well I had to have a slice of the humming bird cake and I did snitch a piece of the chocolate and peanut butter. But I stopped there! LOL! It was a sweet shower.

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  5. What a lovely baby shower! I know your niece really appreciated all of your efforts and, oh, those desserts looked delicious! This is the third time I’ve heard of a hummingbird cake and can honestly say, I don’t think I’ve ever had it. I’m going to have to look up a recipe and give it a try. I’m with you about getting things done. Not sure if it’s my energy level or if I get distracted more... or both! HA! I’m just believing it’s God’s plan, so I don’t hurt myself as I age!! ☺️

    Have a great week, dear Cindy!

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    1. I am agreeing with you Zenda and I am going to say it's God plan for me too! LOL! I do know that the older I have gotten the more I tend to get distracted. I think I can do 10 things all at once and it just ain't happening no more! Oh well, at least I can still do! Right?

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  6. What a fun baby shower for the new mom to be!! having desserts only sounds like my kind of party, Cindy. Your family is soooo blesssed, my friend. And no, you are not alone in the energy department, Cindy. I used to be able to accomplish so many projects, but I still think about them, but just don't have the drive to to them!! Have a wonderful week...xxoo

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    1. Kitty, I think about doing a lot! LOL! I always have good intentions. Hey, let's just praise God for what we can do and get accomplished, right?

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  7. Oh my...I think I need a few nuts or chips after tasting all of those yummy sweets! What a beautiful shower you ladies put on...I would have never even thought of a Bohemian theme! Every single dessert looked delicious! I can't believe that little darling of yours will be a year old already...that photo is priceless! Love the thought you shared at the end. Have a wonderful week, my friend....HUGS!

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    1. Thanks Debby. Speaking of salty, I love sweet and salty. I too loved that photo of her with her mouth opened. Her party is next girl and then we might wind it down for a tad! LOL! YEP, the quote is surely worth the read!

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  8. I totally agree with that last thought you shared! Focus on the positives!! I love boho style and that shower looked adorable (and delicious!). Your teepee is definitely a great prop all around! You must be worn out from all of that baking! I can't wait to see that little one and her smash cake.

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    1. It was a great quote for sure. Teepee has retired now! LOL! Sure has been useful though. Girl, I am about tired of looking at cakes! LOL! I hope Annaleigh's little smash cake and regular birthday cake turns out cute.

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  9. Nice to see Bohemian is back in style! I've been rocking the bohemian chic look since the late '90s. HA!

    What a sweet baby shower. I echo Kitty's comment about a desserts-only party. My sweet tooth was salivating over all the goodies.

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    1. LOL! I saw some pictures recently of a bed room was decorated in Bohemian style. It was so adorable. One thing is for sure Margie...if we just hang on to all that we have accumulated in clothing and decor it will all be out again in a few years! Ha!

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  10. What a sweet and I mean SWEET shower! Those sweets look so GOOD. I made a hummingbird cake two weeks ago for church function. All the desserts look so good. I am so used to the traditional blue and pink for baby showers so it was refreshing to see something different. That decor would be cute for any party. Can't believe that baby will be a year old Cindy. What an adorable picture of her too. Lady, it's a good thing you have that mixer with all that baking. Can't wait to see pictures.
    Connie Royals

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    1. LOL! It was SWEET for sure Connie! Sugar overload. Just seems like last week Annaleigh was born. Slow down time! Another party this weekend. More sweets. I use my hand held mixer when doing one or two things but this time around the big guns came out! LOL!

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  11. Cindy, that was a lovely shower for the mom-to-be and hummingbird cake is my favorite. You have been in a baking frenzy, good for you! Your little one that will be celebrating her first birthday is just so adorable. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you . We arw enjoying all th grands birthdays but my mercy just seems like yesterday when they were born !

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  12. I can't begin to tell you how happy this post makes me...you are just precious my sweet friend. I wish I had a mom like you, and I wish my son had a grandmother like you. Beautiful. smiles

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  13. Love all the creative and fun things for the shower. Love to see something other than the traditional shower colors and theme. This is fabulous. I love the succulent to take home for the favors. That is really wonderful.
    Happy New Week.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Kris, the little mom to be enjoyed her little shower. I thought succulent was a great idea and such a sweet thank you gift from the grandmother-to-be.

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  14. My goodness, you have definitely been a busy bee baking lately. Everything looks delicious. Baking is my favorite form of cooking for sure and I love doing creative things when I can. Always a joy to stop by!

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    1. Yes I have been busy for sure. I enjoying baking and cooking when I have plenty of time. Enjoy your week.

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  15. That was a lovely shower. That baby will have a sweet tooth for sure! Yes, it takes me twice as long to do things, maybe even three or four times as long sometimes! Nancy

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    1. Nancy, glad I am not alone in it taking me lots longer to do these things these days! LOL!

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  16. Cindy, You sure do know how to throw a party! The decorations are so cute and the food looks fabulous. I know it takes time and energy to do all this!
    Speaking of energy and time I relate all too well to the fact that it takes so much longer to do everything than it used to. You are smart to bake ahead and freeze cakes.
    That precious youngest grand is too adorable!
    Love seeing all you do. Have a great holiday weekend.

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    1. Thanks Bonnie but the only thing I can really take credit for was 4 of the desserts and my cute little teepee. Shower was lovely indeed. Girl, I learned from my granny a long time ago about baking and freezing ahead. It has served me well as of late!

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  17. What an adorable party Cindy! Desserts only, holy wow! They all look and sound so good! I loved seeing your precious tent in use, what a cute way to display the pretty wrapped gifts! Darling party, you are blessed! Yes, it takes me forever to get things done, I can so relate!
    Jenna

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    1. Thank you Jenna. Yes, it was desserts only. SWEETNESS overload for sure but so yummy. I was glad to get to use my little teepee again. It worked out perfect for the theme of the shower too.

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  18. My niece just married a month ago and her shower and wedding was boho style. Seems to be the theme going around. OH MY GOSH.....desserts look amazing. I love it all. Great job.

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    1. Sugar high for sure! LOL! Boho seems to be the going theme these days. It really did turn out so adorable.

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  19. First of all, you are not alone! ☺️

    Great party! Sweet decorations and fabulous food. Now I am wondering what a hummingbird cake is.

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    1. Thanks Vee. It turned out really cute. To be truthfully honest....Sweets are not my addiction. FLAT OUT FOOD and especially shower type foods are...but that hummingbird cake could make me be addicted QUICK! LOL! Funny thing is I LOATHE bananas and yet one of the ingredients is bananas. But when I can't taste the banana...then I know it's good! LOL!!

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  20. My word, I think I gained weight just reading this post! And it certainly made me wish I could try a piece of that hummingbird cake! Such gorgeous decor, love the Bohemian look, just a darling, fun shower in every way! So exciting to have new little ones on the way!

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    1. Thanks Marilyn. Wish I had a slice of that cake with my coffee this morning. LOL!

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  21. "Girls, it takes me all day to do what it used to take me only a couple of hours to do. PLEASE tell me I am not alone?" Cindy, you are NOT alone! :D What a beautiful shower--so elaborate!

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    1. So glad I'm not alone! LOL! Thanks so much for your sweet compliment.

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  22. Wow, what a sweet party. I love the flowers. Bohemian is so fun.Hummingbird cake sounds delicious. I have never tasted one. An all dessert party is fabulous! love your sweet desserts Cindy. Well done. Happy Memorial Day. Many Blessings

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    1. It was a sweet little shower. Happy Memorial Day to you too.

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  23. Cindy,
    Looks like a wonderful event!! Saying prayers for a safe delivery and healthy Mom and baby...Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you have a lovely Memorial Day weekend!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  24. Everything is gorgeous! I love the boho decorations and...the sweets!!!

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy