For the games we created a name for the baby and taped it to a straw to identify our cup. My friend then got to give the names superlatives like 'most likely' or 'most creative.' It's a fun way to know whose cup is whose :-)
We also played a word game, trying to make words out of the mom and dad and last names. The winner got a 'first snow day' candle.
We had lemon berry sparklers to drink as a mocktail using limonata, a bit of la croix cran-berry sparkling water, organic blueberry cranberry juice.
We had a salad bar with mixed greens, sugared pecans, dried cranberries, carrots, cucumbers, raspberries, pears, bell peppers, Gorgonzola cheese, Parmesan cheese, hard boiled eggs, and the dressing was Ina Garten's vinaigrette.
I also made the ham and cheese Hawaiian slider bake (I used provolone).
My friend brought a fruit salad :-)
I made double chocolate cupcakes with butter cream frosting. The cake and filling is here and the frosting I used is here.
For the guest book, guests wrote a little message on a strip of card stock and curled it up to fit into a clear ornament that I personalized with a paint marker.
For the centerpiece I used a super cute sequined hydrangea in a tall unique vase with a snowy tree trunk candle.
Favors were crochet ornaments. Also seen above is a book I got for her new baby! Sense and Sensibility (classics for babies).
Simple decor was a burlap wreath I made for my friend and tissue paper pinwheels with snowflake centers. I also displayed part of her gifts on purple rick rack and utilized a 'let it snow' sign I had.