This is Stephanie Roberts, the executive assistant to Charles Koppelman, our Chairman and Principal Executive Officer. I am always surrounded by the creativity that abounds MSO, so I jump at any chance to apply what I have learned. When my close friend Melissa announced she was expecting her first child, I wanted the baby shower to be fun and creative. My inspiration came from old-fashioned lemonade and gingham prints, which I just adore! For the favors I purchased 2.5 oz canning jars, filled them with lemon drop candies, and then topped them with parchment paper and raffia. The tags for both the favors and the decanters were custom printed by Jennifer Cassara on white paper and then trimmed using a creative-edge crafting scissor you can find at any local Michaels. I then used spray adhesive to glue them to card stock, which I also trimmed with the edged scissors.
Then it was time to let everyone get creative and decorate baby clothes. I prepared the outfits the night before by pre-punching the stencils from freezer paper using our line of punches. Look here for the full instructions. The stencils were then ironed onto the various sized outfits, making note at what age the baby would celebrate holidays such as Halloween and Saint Patrick’s Day. Cardboard was placed inside each bodysuit to keep the paint from bleeding through to the other side. Providing a nontoxic fabric paint and spouncers, I let the guests get busy. A special thanks to my summer intern Hannah for her help. This baby will certainly score fashion points!