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 #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 #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 #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.
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
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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