If you used to watch Sesame Street when you were a kid, raise your hand. (I have my hand raised) Ok, you can put your hand down now.

If you have ever watched Sesame Street with your kids when they were little, raise your hand (my hand is raised again). Ok, you can put your hand down.

I think I love sesame street as an adult as much as I did as a kid. My favorite part? The songs! Songs like…

“bein’ green” sung by Kermit the Frog

“C is for cookie” sung by none other than Cookie Monster

“I Love Trash” sung by Oscar the Grouch, of course

And my personal favorite…”Rubber Ducky” sung by Ernie (in the tub)

This beloved song, sung by Ernie about his favorite rubber ducky, was the inspiration for a recent baby shower I hosted for a precious family in our church. Amanda and her husband were expecting their third child to go along with their two beautiful daughters…this time they were expecting a boy. With baby Wyatt well on his way, some of the girls in our Sunday school class and I decided to host a baby shower in our home.

As a caterer I cook all of the time for people, usually for hundreds at a time, so when I had a chance to cook “chick food” for just a handffull of girls…I got plum giddy! As I stated before, I chose the “Rubber Ducky” theme with a color pallet of blue and ?yellow, and went to work. I don’t usually share alot about my catering events but I thought you might enjoy seeing the pictures and maybe get an idea or two for you to use later.

I bought a cheap bag of polyfill and created a rain cloud in our chandelier.

I had seen this once before in a magazine or something and loved it! Then I took blue craft foam sheets and cut out rain drop shapes to hang from the “cloud”. I also hung some white curling ribbin to further the raining effect.

I used a Pinterest recipe for the punch.

A blue punch, topped with Icecream (to resemble bath suds) and topped with a classic yellow Rubber Ducky, found at Wal Mart. It fit the theme perfectly!!

I made this cute little diddy to serve as a center piece as well as a gift for baby.

Here is another shot with the flash.

I took a Coca Cola carton that held four Coke bottles and painted it with blue spray paint. I filled the four slots with goodies. One compartments held one of the Coke bottles to serve as a little flower vase….I added water and a few little tulips. An inexpensive baby bottle filled with blue and white candy mints was placed in another compartment. For the final two compartments I placed little blue and white onesies.

[on a side note…i just love onesies! There’s just something about a baby….freshly bathed and slipped into a onesie….it’s enough to make my uterus do a flip…oh wait…I don’t have one of those. Well, if I did…it would surly flip! Don’t tell anybody I said this…ok?]

The finished product…ribbon added and white tissue to fill in any gaps and Voila! A very inexpensive and very unique gift idea. By the way, the possibilities are endless, let your imagination run wild 😉

For food, we kept it simple and fun.

Chicken salad sandwiches.

Fruit salad served in waffle cone cups.

Rubber Ducky cookies.

I had so much fun making these, I think they turned out so cute!

Here’s the finished product.

After it was all said and done….baby Wyatt’s shower was a success. Lots of food, lots of fun, lots of gifts and even more laughter!

Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did 😉

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