our beloved vanessa, 5-year parcel gal, is about to deliver her baby girl (she's due tomorrow), and i had the joy and privilege of creating a dream shower for her. just for parcel gals - and a few special guests - i tried to think of a theme that we'd all embrace, and one that would give vanessa all of the creative gifties she may not have received from her traditional devotees. so a HANDMADE shower it was. everyone's assignment was to bring vanessa something that they made by hand. the preparations were just as rewarding as the look on vanessa's face when she arrived. vanessa's style is a mix of modern girl with a vintage twist. i had an inkling that she'd appreciate the underlying stars, moons and clouds theme along with touches of good old things. come along with us as we unfold all of the details....we love you vanessa and can't wait to meet baby amelia!
tiny star sandwiches with star flags
star garlands and twinkle lights
a shower for baby amelia!
the scrumptious spread
party favors made at parcel: soft, shimmering moons, clouds, and stars
the glowing mama!
lemon and ginger infused honey
a tea time basket! homegrown mint tea, chai tea concentrate, and lemon-ginger honey
so many beautiful presents to unwrap!
the ladies wait in suspense
gifts for everyone
personalized temporary tattoos for the whole family-- decorated with baby amelia's name!
beautifully designed photo albums
a little handmade bunny with crocheted heart and "amelia" on her ear
our graphic designer, beth, with her daughter, miss mollie!
a basket of goodies
a shadowbox for baby
every detail was gorgeous
a box full of elephants!
hand-knit baby pink scarf and hat
i wonder what's in this package!
two handcrafted (and stylish) dolls!
all the guests were happy to celebrate
waiting for the arrival of baby amelia!
and finally, one last gift! you might recognize the painting from the walls of parcel, but now it belongs to vanessa--the portrait of a parcel gal!