Two Peas in a Pod – A Baby Shower for Twins!

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Dawn recently threw an amazing baby shower for her daughter, Nicole, who was pregnant with twins. She has since given birth to a handsome baby boy, Elijah, and a beautiful baby girl, Eliana. I asked Dawn to share the details of the shower. Read below and enjoy!

Our son, Randy Jr, has given us two wonderful grandsons – Trey, 5 years old, and Linkin, 3 years old.  To our great delight, we found out our oldest daughter, Nicole, and her husband, Justin, were expecting.  We were to be grandparents again! Adding to our incredible excitement, Nicole and Justin learned they were having twins! Once this shock wore off, they learned they were having one boy and one girl.  An overwhelming joy hit our family. 

Nicole

Justin and Nicole welcomed their twin babies into the world on September 21, 2014. Eliana Grace and Elijah Michael are beautiful additions to our family.

Justin & Nicole
THE SHOWER 

From the beginning, my daughter wanted to incorporate story books into her celebration. We had much discussion about what we would serve and the decor we would use. The planning of a great party is one of my favorite parts of entertaining.

 

We finally agreed on using story books and had fun matching each story with finger foods. We used some books that Nicole and her siblings have loved since childhood. Some old favorites and some new ones relating to twins.

 

Dessert table
Here’s what we came up with. You can see the recipes on Taste the Fairytale.

 

“Strawberry Shortcake” – Deviled Strawberries”

“Two Peas in a Pod” – Stuffed Pea Pods
“The Wheels on the Bus – Tortilla Roll-‘Ups and Tortilla Roll-up Sandwiches
“Chicken Little” – Chicken Salad Croissants
“Peter Rabbit” – Vegetable Basket
“Sylvia’s Spinach”  – Spinach Dip Bread Bowl
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” – Bottle-shaped Cheese Ball
“If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” – Iced Sugar Cookies
“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” – Fruit Kabobs
“I Will Never, Not Ever Eat a Tomato” – Italian Skewers

 

In addition to these fun recipes, we also made candied popcorn and called it “Ready to Pop” and served a delicious Red Velvet cake.

 

Of course, our drinks had to represent both a boy and a girl, so we served pink lemonade and blue raspberry lemonade Kool-Aid mixed with ginger ale.

 

With the training I received from from my mentor, boss and wonderful friend, Barbara Murray (Mama Bear)  -as well as my own family history that includes an English background (my mother, Emily Blankenship, still has her hot tea with milk everyday!), I wanted to make this shower my own style of a garden party.

 

I found beautiful English Rose floral material and made overlays for tablecloths.
Vases closeup
Justin’s aunt, Terri McGavock, made assorted soaps and we labeled them with the babies’ names.
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Kathy gave us fresh flowers from her garden and we added roses to make beautiful centerpieces.
Vases
We borrowed milk glass and decorated with pretty bird cages as well.
birdcages
I made two diaper cakes for the gift table, one pink and one blue (of course!).
diaper cakes
We had many hands helping us.  A community of loved ones came together to bless Nicole, Justin and their bundles of joy. This shower is a celebration we will never forget.  God has blessed us beyond our greatest dreams.
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