August 24, 2008

It's a Twin Thing (One and Thing Two) Shower


Thanks again to Jenn for this original post on this idea of a shower for twins. As luck would have it, my friends, Tracy and Lindsay, actually registered for these onesies for their twin boys. It was meant to be!

I had so much fun planning this with Tracy's sister, Lisa. Once we saw the red and aqua in the little outfits and the endless amounts of inspiration from Dr. Suess, we were on our way. It started with the invitations I made. Remember these?

Another stroke of luck (or serious party mojo), Lisa is as obsessive as I am about being a hostess, so it was a match made in OCD heaven. Throw in Trace's other sister, Kelly, helping out with the food and there was no stone left unturned. There was room left in my stomach either. Those girls are GOOD!

So, without further ado...Thing One and Thing Two for my friends' twin boys. I can't wait to meet you Finnigan and Cooper!









This is where I realized that I probably should stop using her belly as a photo prop. What a good sport. Love you, Trace!

P.S. Yes, those are more lanterns you see. What? It's Dr. Suess, I HAD to do it.

48 comments:

Jenn said...

EEEK!!! So cute!!!! You did such a ridiculously fabulous job - as always! I've gotta post on this tomorrow - so excited! Cool with you? :)

Liz @ Wedding Bisto said...

This is such a unique theme design! The colors are great.

amy * stem * said...

Thanks, girls!

Of course, Jenn. Gracias!

chicfreakcubed said...

Oh my hell. That is excellent. What are those floofy blue things in the flower arrangements? And when will you be doing my Thing 1, Thing 2 and Thing 3 re-shower????? What? A re-shower is like a re-do, or do over. Everyone knows that. Durrrr.....

Heidi said...

Amy,

I've just discovered your site and have been a lurker for a few weeks now. I too am an event planner (in Lawrence, KS) and a newly expecting first time mom so needless to say your site is a dream come true!

I'm curious...what were the favors for your twins shower?

amy * stem * said...

First of all, congrats Heidi!

I'm thrilled if anything you've seen on here is of help.

The favors were tins filled with cookies that I put together. I've found that you can't really go wrong with food as a favor!

kim said...

Leave it you to turn a "thing" into something magical- amazing!!! especially love the red dots on the tables, the blue fur, the chair covers with matching striped tablecloth on the buffet. don't tell me you sew too?!!

Tracy said...

It's me, the one with Thing 1 and Thing 2 in her belly :) I just have to say that, especially in person, this shower was absolutely amazing! I had seen some of your past events in pictures, but never truly knew how talented you were until this past Saturday. No stone was left unturned - even the bathroom was decorated as an extension of the party! And the food was fabulous. My family and friends keep going on and on about how great it was and all I can do is agree. I think by having an event so detailed, yet relaxed such as this also made everyone more comfortable...b/c people didn't leave until after 4 and it started at 11!! I'm not sure how anyone will top this. I do know that Lindsay, the boys and I LOVED it. Thanks again - you're a rockstar!

Not just a Mommy! said...

OMG I love, love, love this shower! What a great job you did as well.

Plan, Party and Repeat! said...

followed you here from The Hostess with the mostess and OMG!!! Absolutely amazing, great use of a theme.
I did a Dr.Seuss breakfast b-day party a couple months ago and I can truly appreciate what you have done here. FABULOUS JOB!!

Joanna Dyckhoff said...

Amy! You rocked it! Every detail and every thingy was superb, way to go!

Summer said...

You did such an amazing job! I just keep staring at the pictures! There is so much detail! Love it! I hope I have a friend prego with twins soon!

Rebecca said...

Amazing party theme Amy! So creative and original! I just love everything you included!


P.S. The names Finnigan and Cooper are adorable for twin boys! :)

Mommy Mimi said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Mimi said...

Such great ideas!! Can't wait to use some of it for my son's Cat in the Hat party :)

Olivia said...

I looks so adorable! I wish I would have been able to make it!

Betseeee said...

Just came across this via google. What a wonderful shower concept, and fantastic execution! I am impressed. If I'd had a shower with my twins, I would've completely flipped-out with excitement if it was like this!

Jamie said...

This is one of the most creative showers I have ever seen...absolutely amazing! I found the link on Tip Junkie.

I would LOVE to post some pictures along with a link to your blog on my website, with your permission, of course. Check out my website at www.go-togirls.com. Fire me an email at jamiefunk@gmail.com.

Thanks!

Emily e_d_colby@hotmail.com said...

I'm trying to do a similar shower for one of my best girlfriends. Would you mind sharing any ideas/sites that you used for the invitations? Did you have thing 1 and 2 invites also? Did you make them yourself? Any ideas would be most appreciated!

Emily said...

Never mind, I found the link you listed! Sorry :-) This is fabulous!

amy * stem * said...

Emily -

I'm guessing you found this post:

http://stemparties.blogspot.com/2008/08/sneak-peek.html

I used supplies from Hobby Lobby that you can likely find at any craft/scrapbooking store.

Hope that helps!

Anonymous said...

Hi Amy,
I also found your site via The Hostess with the Mostess and am very impressed with your creative genius! :) What super ideas! Where did you happen to find the red and white tins for the favors you filled with cookies? Where on earth do you find all of the items for the decor? Great ideas and thanks for posting the pics.!

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love this idea! I am actually going to use it as inspiration for my twins first birthday party! I would love to know where you found the blue feather boas that you put on the center pieces. I have found something similar, but just not quite as cute! Thanks again for the idea!

disa said...

情趣用品,情趣,成人遊戲,成人電影,成人論壇,成人,做愛,aio,情色小說,ut聊天室,ut聊天室,豆豆聊天室,聊天室,尋夢園聊天室,080視訊聊天室,免費視訊聊天,哈啦聊天室,視訊聊天,080聊天室,080苗栗人聊天室,6k聊天室,視訊聊天室,成人聊天室,中部人聊天室,免費視訊,視訊交友,視訊美女,視訊做愛,正妹牆,美女交友,玩美女人,美女,美女寫真,美女遊戲,hi5,hilive,hi5 tv,a383,微風論壇,微風,伊莉,伊莉討論區,伊莉論壇,sogo論壇,台灣論壇,plus論壇,plus,痴漢論壇,維克斯論壇,情色論壇,性愛,性感影片,校園正妹牆,正妹,AV,AV女優,SEX,走光,a片,a片免費看,A漫,h漫,成人漫畫,免費A片,色情網站,色情遊戲,情色文學,麗的色遊戲,色情,色情影片,同志色教館,色色網,色遊戲,自拍,本土自拍,kk俱樂部,後宮電影院,後宮電影,85cc免費影城,85cc免費影片,免費影片,免費小遊戲,免費遊戲,小遊戲

Anonymous said...

oh thank you thank you!!!! such a wonderfull ideal!! i have been searching for 3 days for a room/shower theme..just when i almost lost hope i found you girls! found a site that stemed me to you!..ive got ideals poaring out of my head!!! im using all your ideas and...what about putting sliced ham in a boat and green eggs in a barbie bath..or convertable? haha thank you so much for the design!!..also there is a sight that i saved in favorites that tell in a nice way, dont get acard get a book...im sooo excited thank you again heather

Anonymous said...

Amy,
Hi my name is Cris Burkins and from Louisiana and my identical twin grandsons will be 1 on January 7th and I want to surprise my son and his wife with the thing1 and thing 2 party will you please tell me where you got your supplies I have have searched the internet for days on end my e-mail is littlecbmama82yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi,Amy it's cris again my e-mail is littlecbmama8@yahoo.com sorry for this mistake but if you could help me i would greatly appreciate it

TONIE said...

Hi, Amy this is a wonderful shower idea for anyone and it turned out great! I have one question. Where did you purchase the blue fur on the centerpieces and what is the correct name for it because I am pretty sure it is not blue fur! LOL

amy * stem * said...

Tonie - those were blue fuzzy boas from The Dollar Tree that were cut up. Not sure if they still have them as their merch changes out often. Check fabric/craft stores if you don't have luck at Dollar Tree. Good luck!

Rebecca said...

Hello and thank you...we had already decided to do our baby's room with Pottery Barn's Dr Seuss bedding...so when I found your blog I was so excited. We designed our invitations and they were a big hit, but now we are in the planning stages. The shower is 4 weeks away and I am trying to finalize the details. Can you tell me...did you make the chair slip covers yourself? They add such a finished look to the room, but I was hoping I could rent them. I look forward to hearing from you and thanks again for sharing your ideas!

Rebecca

Amy said...

That is actually just red and white striped fabric I bought at Hobby Lobby. You could probably find similar at most fabric stores.

It's really easy to make your own chair cover. These were even stapled. A little tip I learned from party planner guru, David Tutera!

Cut the fabric to the length you need to cover the front and back of the chair with as much "hang" as you want in back. Make sure you have about 1" excess on both sides. Place the cut fabric over the back of the chair wrong side out. If you choose to sew, you would just make your seam at the 1" in mark. The temporary party fix though is to take a stapler and staple all the way down at that 1" in mark. Once you've done that to both sides, you simple lift it off the back, turn it right side out and slip it back over. Voila! This is such an inexpensive, quick and EASY way to make chair covers to match all your events. Obviously it will depend on the style of chair you are using but you can make it work for a variety of chairs.

Typing it out sounds confusing but I hope it makes enough sense to try it! Let me know.

Good luck and have fun.

Oh, and send pictures if you want to share!

Cheers,
Amy

Leslie said...

As a former wedding & event planner and current mommy to twins, I so enjoyed reading this post! You are incredibly talented and obviously have a great eye for detail. I loved reading Tracy's comment that the guests stayed until 4 pm and that even the bathroom was decorated! Oh the places you will go with your event planning business!

Laura said...

I am planning my son's first birthday party with a Dr. Seuss theme and I truly love everything you did here. You are so creative!

Anonymous said...

I just love it!

How did you make the red dots on the tablecloth ????

PunkShampoo said...

Hi, I love this shower theme .... Ill host one for my sister in law... shes having twin boys and the theme will be one fish, two fish, red fish, new fish by Dr Seuss. I'm using some of you ideas for the shower, and I need to know how were the big red dots of the table made... Ill appreciate your help I'm just a month away from the shower... Thanks!

amy * stem * said...

Thanks, Leslie!!

Hey PunkShampoo (it's Amy from Stem) and Anonymous...sorry just now seeing these and not sure how to get a hold of either of you.

The red dots are cut out of red craft foam sheets and are approximately 4", 6" and 10" in diameter.

Hope that you read this and that helps!

Amy

kelly said...

I've been admiring your Thing One, Thing Two shower since I found out I was pregnant 5 months ago! You've inspired me to also have a Suess Shower, but I have been stumped for months on what to do for favors!!! I see that you have tins to give the guests, what was in them???????

diyingtobedomestic said...

I just wanted to let you know that your party was the inspiration for the party I threw for my twin nieces. You have outstanding talent! Thanks!

You can see it here: http://diyingtobedomestic.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/thing-1-thing-2-birthday-party/

Rachel S said...

where did you find the spiral suckers in those colors? Those would make great favors for my twin baby shower...you've got a lot of great ideas here, thanks for sharing your creative vision! chaniilove19 at aol dot com

Aymee said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Victoria ObSEUSSed said...

What a Seusstastic Party! I love all your decorations and treats. Everything is so festive. I've added a link to this post on my blog where I collect Dr. Seuss decor and party ideas. See it here: http://www.obseussed.com/p/seuss-celebrations.html

Kristal said...

Hello,
I LOVE your shower theme. My best friend is having twin boys and I would love to copy your ideas. It appears that you have already answered some questions. I was wondering if you could email me a "cheat Sheat" of preparing for this shower? Also, I really like your invitations, but have no clue how to make them. Would you be so kind as to pass along the instructions and any other helful tips you might have? My email is kristalmayfield@hughes.net

Thanks so much!!

Pear Tree Greetings said...

What a cute theme for a twins baby shower!! So cute!! -Steph

John said...

Thanx for the effort, keep up the good work Great work, I am going to start a small Blog Engine course work using your site I hope you enjoy blogging with the popular BlogEngine.net.Thethoughts you express are really awesome. Hope you will right some more posts.

Regards
parasols

Madison Mom said...

I love your blog. I'm in the process of planning a baby shower for my sister and was wondering were did you find the suckers at?

Anonymous said...

I don't have twins but I do have a little girl who will be 1 and a boy who will be 2 in March!!! I have been racking my brain for weeks trying to come up with a theme that was both age and gender neutral... This theme will be perfect for my babies!! Thanks for the great idea!!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE LOVE all that you did for this party!! You are AMAZING!!! There was someone who left a comment earlier requesting a "cheat Sheet" of all the preparations you did.....is that possible? Im planning my little sisters twin shower at the end of march and could use all the help i can get! My email is ehanson22@gmail.com Thank you again for sharing all your hard work with us! Erin

Anonymous said...

I am in search of Dr Seuss baby shower invitations to order at a relativly low price but most of the ones I have found are digital downloads. I am needing to find a website where i can jus order them and have them delivered. Does anyone have any suggestions?