My dear friend Rachel is celebrating the upcoming birth of her first child, so what better way to celebrate than with matryoshka dolls (a.k.a. nesting dolls or babushkas)? Her 2 sisters-in-law and I threw a perfectly pink matryoshka shower – one of her favorites after studying in Russia and volunteering at an orphanage in Czech-Republic.
We started with matryoshka invitations (her SIL had a cartridge for her Cricut, so it was a snap to make them). The invitations were then shared with the fabulous I am Baker to put together some fabulous cookies and 2 beautiful cakes.
The guests took cookies home in these sweet favor bags (find the tutorial here).
We created a bunting banner to fit the theme (it said “baby doll”) from these wonderful Ruffled Blog free downloads.
The poms drew pops of pink into the room (tutorial here).
We made some simple napkin rings with gift wrap (purchased at Paper Source), bands of cardstock and a little tape (plus napkins and plastic cutlery).
Our guests dined on coffee, tea, lemonade, muffeleta and fresh fruit.
Good times were had by all!