The moment I announced to my Disney bride friends that Calvin and I were expecting, my friend Wendy and her mother wanted to throw us a baby shower! How sweet of them! Since most of the ladies live in Southern California, we thought it would be better to have a small shower there. I loved the idea. I get to see my favorite ladies, a baby shower for Liam, and be close to Disney? Done deal!
First we needed to decide on a theme. It obviously had to be a Disney theme! I decided I'd love to have a Monster's Inc themed baby shower. It's my favorite Disney/Pixar movie and I have been obsessed with Boo ever since the movie came out. I may have one too many Boo plushies ;). I also fell in love with the color scheme of Sulley blue and purple. Plus, Liam is going to be our little monster I'm sure. An adorable little monster to be exact!
Once I let Wendy know the theme I had chosen, she worked so hard with the process! Liam's Scream Team started with Wendy and her mother, then grew to include her hubby Jeff and my fellow DCA bride friend, Jenn. Words cannot describe how beautiful and amazing this shower was. As usual, pictures are worth a thousand words and do the best story telling.
* All images were taken by D. Park Photography. Our wonderful photographers who shot our Disney Chic Engagement Shoot and Disney Chic Wedding*
|Baby Shower Location: Naples Ristorante in Downtown Disney|
|Guest signed a Monster's Inc Big Golden Book for Liam|
|Guest could take pictures in the photo booth|
|Jenn had made each and every one of these adorable photo booth props|
|The backdrop for the photo booth|
|How awesome is this Mike Wazowski closet door|
|Boo's closet door! Wendy and her mother made each one! How creative|
|Sulley's closet door and Jeff made the little "It's a Boy" sign. They even cut Boo's pigtails off so she would look more like a boy :)|
|Jenn made Sulley and Mike Wazowski DIY monsters for the guest. LOVE the purple heart for Liam|
|Cotton candy favors with the tags made by Jeff!|
|Guests were asked to make little Disney quilt squares that Wendy's mother will put together to make a quilt for Liam|
|Our guests working on their quilt squares. I can't wait to see the finished product!|
|Margie, Jeff, Wendy, with the Parents-to-be|
|Peter and Jenn with the Parents-to-be|
|Wonderfully, gorgeous Disney ladies <3|
|Our amazing guests who came and showered us with lots of love|
|The excited and anxious Parents-to-be|
|We can't wait to meet you, Liam!|
I also want to give a few special "thank you's":
Wendy, Jeff, and Margie: Wendy, thank you so much for taking on the responsibility of planning an amazing baby shower for us. I know party planning can be stressful and time consuming. Please know that every thing that you had done and every single detail did not go unnoticed. We were amazed at everything! Thank you Jeff and Margie for all your help in creating every magical detail. We loved every bit of it. Family and friends from home who have seen the pictures of the shower cannot stop raving about how wonderfully the shower was done. I know I've said it a million times, but it doesn't hurt to say it once more. THANK YOU and WE LOVE YOU!
Peter and Jennifer, also known to many as the famous Disney couple PB&J: Thank you so much Jenn and Peter for helping Wendy with all the party planning and the creative crafts you had made. We loved the photo booth props and the adorable DIY monsters. Oh my goodness, those monsters! They're so freaking cute! Thank you for also setting up the decor and helping to clean up afterwards. Thank you so much and we love you guys!
Hope and Mike: First off, you're outfits were to die for! I love the Disneybounding! We wanted to thank you for coming out early to help set up and staying later to help clean up! We really appreciated all the help. :) Miss you guys! Sending big hugs and love!
Sue and Jacquelyn: Oh Sue, our Fairy Godmother! Thank you and your adorable daughter for coming early to help set up and staying later to help clean up. The cart you brought was super helpful in transporting all the goodies! We miss you guys already! Big hugs and love!
D. Park Photography: Thank you guys so much for coming out to our baby shower and for taking such beautiful shots! We love every single image and the memories it brings looking through them. Amazing job as usual!! Love you guys!
And to all our guests: Thank you all for coming and sharing in such a joyous occasion with us. We love each and every one of you. We also are very appreciative for all the goodies Liam will get to enjoy! Liam can't wait to meet each of you and I can't wait to show him how much he was loved even before he was born.