"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

His Eye is on the Sparrow Baby Shower

I just co-hosted  a baby shower for my friends Lauren and Skye.  We have several pregnant ladies at church right, so we doubled up the ladies who have more then one child.  Skye is expecting her fifth child and Lauren is expecting her second.  Please excuse the photo quality of some of the pictures,the ones I took are fuzzy.  I gave my camera to my friend Pam and the ones she took are great!
To find out how to make the cake, go here:  http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2011/03/his-eye-is-on-sparrow-cake.html
For the recipe on the lemon merigue cupcakes, go here:  http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2011/03/lemon-meringue-cupcakes.html
Lauren and her daughter is on the left and Skye is on the right.  They took turns opening the presents.

When I started thinking up themes for this shower I thought of the song "His Eye is on the Sparrow" and I thought about how God takes care of us and our children.  I used the verses Psalm 84:3 "Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young."  and Matt. 10:29-31 ".....Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows."

My friend Julia painted the posters for me. Didn't she do a great job?

I found these Christmas ornaments on clearance for 75% off after Christmas for like 75¢ each.  I painted glue over the eggs and sprinkled blue glitter over them, borrowed greenery from my friend Marie who was helping with the shower, found the white flowers very cheap at a thrift store, and there was my table decorations!  They match the plates and napkins which I forgot to take a picture of.
I did this shower a little differently, we only had one game.  I took memory verses, cut them in half and they had to match up the verses.  Renee helped me with the game and gave the winner a bird feeder and bird seeder.  Katherine was pretty excited about her win!
Katherine (on the left) gave the devotion and Miss Debra (on the right) sang "His Eye is on the Sparrow"

Joeann (Miss Debra's daughter, on the left) sang "Under His Wings" and Miracle (Skye's daughter on the right) sang "The Great Speckled Bird"  Miracle also made matching bird necklaces and earrings for the mothers and their mothers.  She also made nest pins for the favors.

When I host a baby shower, I believe it should be about the mother to be and a blessing to her.  We started the shower off with a prayer and blessing for the babies to come.  This post is already too long, so I'll put up some more pictures and then talk about the food and the cake tomorrow.  I have a great new recipe to share!  I hope you enjoyed!
This is me listening to Miss Debra's song, I almost cried she sang with such emotion and the words are fantastic!

For more information on the food go here:  http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2011/04/his-eye-is-on-sparrow-food.html


Karen (TLgirl353) said...

It looks like a good time was had by all!

My Beautiful World said...

What a really lovely post and special friendship you have. So nice to meet you just found your beautiful blog over and so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, wonderful to meet new friends. Hope you find a spare minute to visit me sometime follow back if you like. I’m looking forward to keeping in touch in 2012.

Always Wendy

Lulu said...

Thanks for inviting me to take a look. You make me wonder why I didn't think to add some bird nests to my table!

"Oh taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." Psalm 34:8