Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Jungle Animal Baby Shower for Mellissa Anne

My daughter is having a baby. Have I told you? Yaa I know, I've been yelling it from the rooftops. I'm just a bit excited. Can you blame me? I'm going to be a grandma for the first time. I can't wait to meet little baby Abigail. If she is anything like my own baby girl, then she is going to be beyond amazing.

So I hosted a baby shower for Mellissa. We invited about 30 of Mellissa's closest friends, co-workers and family. I made some cookies. Mellissa knew from the start that she wanted the theme to be Jungle Animals, so she started giving me gifts of jungle animal cookie cutters for Christmas last year. Cute huh! I bought a few to add to the collection too. Then we waited for the shower and waited. I was so excited to make jungle animal cookies for the first time and then it came time and I just stared at all these cookies and kind of got overwhelmed. Every single cookie I was making was a brand new design. I felt over my head. 

Thankfully Mellissa came over and together we decided on designs for each of the animals. We decorated each and every cookie together. I felt so blessed. This is a memory that I'll always remember and cherish. Since we played lots of baby shower games, I have a game for you. I want YOU to guess which cookie was my very favorite. I'm so in love with this new cutter that I can't even tell you! So which one? Be specific. And tell me which one is YOUR favorite too!

 Monkey Full Body Platter
 Monkey Full Body #1 - oh my, he is so cute! 
 Lion Platter
 Lion #1 - I wanted to give him eyelashes, but Mellissa said he's a boy so he only got eye brows ;-) I love his little ears and face detail that Mellissa and I came up with together.
 Giraffe Head Platter
Giraffe Head #1 - Isn't he so fun?
 Giraffe Head #2 - and of course I had to make one in pink & lime too
 Giraffe Long Legs Platter
 Giraffe Long Legs #1
 Giraffe Long Legs #2 - I made this one with the pink hearts to exactly match one of the baby outfits that I got Mellissa
 Giraffe Long Legs #3 - this one with the stripes, I made to specifically match the cutest little outfit for the baby that you could imagine. It has a matching hat and bloomers too. 
 Zebra Platter
Zebra #1 - I love her eyelashes and detail 
Zebra #2 with pink details - oooh so cute! 
 Giraffe Short Leg Platter
Giraffe Short Leg #1 - I like the original
 Giraffe Short Leg #2 - Pink and brown, you can't go wrong with that for a little girl
Giraffe Short Leg #3 - I decided I needed a few giraffe cookies with fun polka dots
 Giraffe Short Leg #4 - with stripes to match that super cutesie baby outfit I was telling you about
 Giraffe Short Leg #5 - Pink & lime polka dots on a giraffe - love
 Monkey Head Platter
 Monkey Head #1 - This was a Christmas gift from Mellissa and she came up with the design. Super cute and I have an idea for another design that I will be making next too.
 Tiger Platter
 Tiger #1 - I used a huge cat cookie cutter for this one and Mellissa came up with the design of the cutest Tiger EVER. I think my dad would have really liked this one although he really liked monkeys too. 
 Elephant Platter
 A lot of people have done the cutesie elephant for baby showers. Since this was my first time and I wanted everything to be original, I added the toes and Mellissa added the tail. What a fun collaborative project!
Elephant #1 - he is just too cute 
 Leopard Platter
 Lepard #1 - Mellissa and I looked through pictures of real leopards and oohed and aahed at how gorgeous they were and then we came up with our design for the cookie. Before we added the leopard print, he looked a lot like Spy Fox. Do you know Spy Fox? You are SUPER COOL in my book if you know who Spy Fox is. My son took one look at him and said "it's Spy Fox" and had this gorgeous huge grin. 
 and of course we needed some Palm Trees for the Jungle...
 Palm Tree #1

So which one was my favorite and which one is your favorite???

Thank you to my Princess friend, Melissa of Simply Sweets by Honeybee, for sending super adorable gifts to my Mellissa. You're such a sweetie! We've never met, we're online friends and what a sweet and thoughtful thing to do to send presents for the baby!!!
Thank you to my Princess friend Aymee of The Candied Flower, for sending these gorgeous handmade lollipops for Mellissa's shower. The guests LOVED them and they were so pretty!
Thank you to my mom, Betsy, for making all these cutesie lollipop covers for Mellissa's shower. They were so adorable!!! 
 and thank you to Beth of Lolasitas Etsy shop for making me these adorable diaper cakes in our jungle theme. They were SO cute on our tables as decoration!
and lastly thank you to my step-daughter, Sarah and my niece, Amber and our friend, Christine, for all their help during the baby shower! I couldn't have done it without you. Thank you to Mellissa and Irik for the excitement of becoming a grandma very soon!

Don't forget to leave me a comment telling me which cookie you think was my very favorite and then which one was your favorite?

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  1. Oh my goodness I love all the jungle animal cookies! They are so cute! You really go all out when you make cookies.

    I'm glad you liked the gifts. It was my pleasure sending them. You have been a dear friend to me. I can't wait until we meet one day with all the other Princesses.

    I'm going to say that your favorite cookie is the giraffe head & that is my favorite too. I love that cutter!

  2. Your favorite has to be the pink and lime giraffe head!!!! It's so hard to pick a favorite, but I love the striped long legged giraffe. You two make the best mother/daughter team. <3 Thank you for sharing everything with us!

  3. These are adorable! I was going to say the giraffe head but since everyone else is, I'm bucking the trend and going with giraffe body! :) But there is something about that simple elephant shape that I love.

    Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your granddaughter! How fun! And it must be soon because your daughter looks like she has a pretty full tummy! :)

  4. CRISTIN! Those all turned out great...I love them all. Your favorite...well...any of the pink and lime green ones...but if I HAD to choose one that I thought was your favorite...I would guess...pink and lime green giraffe head! My favorite...I love the short leg giraffe, the polka dot one....too cute!

  5. Wonderful pictures of the shower and great shower. Melissa looks fantastic as do all your jungle themed cookies. I think the baby giraffe may be your favourite cookie. For me it is the elephants :)

  6. I adore every one of these animals! The jungle theme is near and dear to my heart because that is what I chose for my oldest daughter's theme for her nursery. I'm drawn to the striped long legged giraffe so I'm going to say that one is your favorite, but the elephants are a close second! What a fun shower!

  7. Too cute! My fav is the striped giraffe!

  8. Cristin
    The jungle animals are gorgeous, I had a giraffe fetish for my baby shower also, didn't know what I was having though so all pastels and beige giraffe.

    Everything looked so adorable! Well done.
    Regards, Traci @ Cookie Queen Kitsch'n in Sydney.

  9. Wonderful i love all the platters and i wonder how you make such a cute platters.Thanks for sharing these.

  10. Where did you get these adorable cookie cutters?

    1. This is a large collection of cookie cutters, but I do get most of my cookie cutters from CopperGifts.com and eCrandal.com. I hope that helps!


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