Thursday, March 28, 2013

Liam's Monster's Inc Mini Baby Shower

     When I was planning our Disney Chic wedding, I wanted to find out more information about Disneyland weddings and what they had to offer. I stumbled across this online community of Disney brides and connected with a group of past, present, and future Disneyland brides. We all formed a close bond and helped each other plan bachelorette parties, weddings, and so forth. They even attended our wedding and we had the honor of attending some of theirs. I am so glad I met these wonderful ladies and every time we visit Disneyland, we always have to say "hello". They are seriously the sweetest ladies you'll ever meet!

      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 :)

Delicious cupcakes!
Boo Cupcakes

Sulley Cupcakes
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!
     As you can see, Calvin and I are extrememly blessed to have such wonderful friends and family who were willing to do all of this for us. It really put things into perspective. Even though life doesn't always go the way you want it and sometimes people will hurt you, it doesn't mean its the end of the world. Don't dwell on the negativity and focus on all the positivity in your life. Thank you all for showing us that good things can happen to good people! 

    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.


  1. D.Park did such a great job of capturing all the amazing details that Wendy and "The Scream Team" created for you. I was seriously in awe too when we were unpacking all the things to set up. Wendy is amazing and I know that party planning is stressful, but I think it all paid off in the end. It was all beautiful.

    I'm glad you enjoyed your outfits. We felt it fit the theme perfectly. ;) I'm so glad we were all able to welcome Liam and shower you guys with our well wishes. <3

    1. We really had the perfect Scream Team to help us with everything!

    2. Courtney,

      Your baby shower looks like it was awesome. I am planning my daughters baby shower and its the same theme. I was wondering if you have pictures of eachone of the props that you used. I want to make them but some of them I can not make our in the pic. Could you please help. Even if you post pics of the pictures that where taken.

      Thank you,

  2. Also one other thing have you had any hope in finding a monsters inc baby book.