We were thrilled to hear that my sister-in-law, Rachel and my husband's brother, Jake, are expecting a little boy later this year. They live on the west coast and were planning a visit to Wisconsin this last weekend. I thought it would be a great opportunity to host a baby shower for Rachel while they were in town.
As a joke, they started calling their little guy "Cumberbatch" after seeing a movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch. He also plays Sherlock on the BBC version of this character. So, I opted for a Sherlock themed baby shower. Surely that hadn't been done before!
Here is some of the decor. Blue balloons, of course. I made four mini-diaper cakes and stuffed cake pops in as toppers. The cake pops were our parting gift.
A local restaurant in town used parchment paper with a London newspaper theme. They gave me a few sheets of this great paper and I used them to decorate each of the cake boards.
I found this great onsie at CafePress.com.
Here's the cake, topped with gumpaste baby shoes.
Rachel's favorite cake flavor is chocolate. So here's her chocolate cake, with chocolate fudge and Oreo filling and chocolate buttercream frosting.
I went to my local Ben Franklin Crafts and found some great scrapbook paper. I cut out little Sherlock silhouettes and onsies for this banner.
My friend Sarah, who has her own Etsy page for crocheted items, made these Sherlock hats for the special occasion. One for Daddy and one for baby Cumberbatch when he arrives.
And here was the menu:
Coffee and Moriar-TEA
Fruit Ka-Bobs and Veggie Vases
California Quinoa Salad
Josie and her Grandma made this little family tree. As guests arrived, they wrote down some advice for the new mom and placed their leaf up on the tree. When their gifts were opened, each guests advice was read to Rachel.
We had a great turnout and a fantastic day! What a special occasion to celebrate! We can't wait to meet the new addition to our family!