The theme of the party was loosely based around "Little Red Riding Hood" or "To Grandmother's House..." with lots of red & white gingham and burlap, and touches of aqua.
To announce the party, we sent out invitations, including cards explaining the idea behind the gifts, and asking guests to fill out an advice card for the new Grandma.
We collected the advice cards at the party and put them together in a small photo album, which will eventually include photos from the party.
And now, welcome to the party!!
We had lots of homemade treats, just like Little Red did - cupcakes, pies, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate dipped pretzel rods.
We also had sweet treats like gumdrops, licorice, and other red candies.
Plates and silverware were placed in a picnic basket (think Little Red had one like this?).
For the decor we wanted to create a rustic, woodsy feel, so we used lots of burlap for the tablecloths (hint: this was $10 for a 24' roll at Home Depot!). The centerpieces were tall glass vases with Myrtle and curly willow (thanks Kat!!)
I used a manzanita branch decorated with red & aqua gingham bunting in a silver bucket for the centerpiece for the Grandma-to-be and Mom-to-be's table. We also covered the chairs for their table with red and white gingham fabric.
Gifts were collected in an old wheelbarrow covered with the fabric.
We played a few typical "baby" games (baby word scramble and baby animals).
Each guest got a small gift as they left. Tiny picnic baskets filled with white chocolate covered rice krispie treats.
(Picnic baskets came from Michaels)
So there you have it, the Grandma-to-be party. A lot of people have said, "I've never heard of that!" so I hope this has maybe sparked a few ideas for anyone out there with a grandma-to-be in their life, to honor them as well.