Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Candy Store

It's unusual to have a baby shower for your third baby. But since each of our children have been anticipated as much as the others, I've always thought we should have a celebration for each. Baby one was 'morning mocktails'. Baby two had a 'gelati party'. For baby three we opened a 'candy store'! It was the best way I could think of to involve the girls and to get them (even more) excited about our upcoming arrival. The day went a little like this...
Visitors arrived and were welcomed by the friendly candy shop staff.
They were each given some 'baby dollars' to spend... the store!
They chose from a selection of home-made candy: fairy floss; peppermint creams; freckles;...
...turkish delight; sherbert spoons; orange sticks; chocolate fudge; marshmellow & sherbert cones;...
...pistachio nougat; peanut brittle; honeycomb; coconut ice; and marshmellows.
Then the shopkeepers charged whatever they thought was appropriate! (We did overhear Elara at one point..."wow, you've got lots! That's one hundred and forty please"!)

Then everyone was left to enjoy the food and make some predictions about the baby. It was so much fun, and a great celebration for this 'sweet' one soon to arrive!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Life is Sweet

It seems there are a few of us who have been a bit out of touch with 'blogland' lately. I have missed the sharing and encouragement and inspiration! I have been particularly busy in the 'real world', getting ready for my 'candy shop' baby shower. Here's a little taste of the sewing/crafty preparations...A gift (and reminder) from my sister.
Candy colourful bunting.
Aprons for the girls to wear (pattern found in this book).

The lollipop style invitations.

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