The elephant theme was a lot of fun except I decided to make candy elephants which was a nightmare for six of the days! When I was much younger I made molded candy A LOT so it should have been easy right? Wrong, Wrong, Wrong. I don't know if it was me or the mold but whatever it had me over the top stressed and determined to have one whole successful batch. Who let's candy-making stress them out? My Mom said I was crazy and go buy some candy. My husband wanted to know when I was going to throw in the towel. Well, you can't just walk into a store and buy little elephant candies so the challenge was on. I had to pick through each batch and take the most reasonably good looking ones. Ten batches later I had enough for the shower. Now I am a proclaimed chocaholic but by the end of the shower I didn't want to look at or smell chocolate. So maybe some bigger good came out of the fiasco. Just kidding, I've already had a bite of chocolate this morning.
|Puff Balls on Guest Tables & Hanging|
|Gourmet Brownies with M&M's, White Chocolate Chips & Sprinkles|
|Tea sandwiches made with ham salad, smokey chicken salad and turkey & swiss|
|Daughter insisted on bananas to cover in chocolate - thought she was nuts but the mini bananas were a huge hit|
|Cute Candy Molds|
|Took 2 Ibuprofin with every batch|
|Sparkling White Grape Punch|
|Guess Mom-to-be's Tummy Circumference|
|Make a baby out of play dough and Mom-to-be chooses the "best" (the adults loved this activity and took it very seriously!)|
|Mom-to-be & Big Sister-to-be|
|Mom-to-be & Host, Sister|
|At the end of the big day|
everyone was ready for a nap!!