2013 was the year of milestone birthdays. 2014 is the year of showers, weddings, babies, and graduations. Beth's bridal shower was the other night. Marie, Allison, Lisa, and Beckey gave the shower and did such a great job. The theme was "By the Sea." Here's one of the 60 favors they made.
They poured some sand into each jar and added a candle, some seashells and a sea star. They used an Impression Obsession die to create the sea star. I taught them how to fold it to make it 3-dimensional.
The lighting at the restaurant wasn't ideal for picture taking, but I'll still post some pictures. They wrapped twine around the center of some tall vases and hot glued a real sea star to the center of the twine. Then they filled each vase halfway with sand and added seashells.
They used seashell candy molds to create lots of pieces of candy. They baked and frosted 3 flavors of cupcakes and sprinkled brown sugar (sand) on the frosting before they added a piece of candy.
The background paper on the Gifts sign is from Graphic 45's "By the Sea" paper collection.
My gift to Beth was a set of thank you cards with a By the Sea theme. I will share some of them with you later today.
Have a great day!