OPERATION SHOWER – SUNSHINE SAFARI FLAMINGOS
February 23, 2012

 This is a way over-due post but one that I really wanted to write and share with all of you.

As some of you may already know, we have had the opportunity twice now to design and donate custom marshmallow pops for the beautiful organization Operation Shower.  There are soo many reasons why I feel dearly toward this organization to name them all, I just hope to be able to continue donating our products and time whenever possible. You too can get involved by donating here or through their Amazon wishlist. After learning that they were hosting the January shower in San Diego, I immediately volunteered to provide pops and also to come help set up for the event. I was stoked to finally meet the wonderful team behind this organization and the 11 talented designers that were being involved.

Here’s the cherry on top of my ice cream sundae… I got to make new friends, hang out with a fabulous group of ladies, and I even heard our Flamingo Marshmallow Pops were a favorite on the sweets table with the future-mommas!

I can pretty much go on and on about my amazing experience but I’ll let the photos do most of the talking….

 Before (just an empty tent in the middle of  the Torrey Pines Golf Course)

   

      

   

   

All the designers busy at work setting up their tables. It was FREEZING and my poor fingers were in mayor pain!

It’s all about the details. I LOVED that I had a chance to be the “helping bumble bee” and got a chance to help set up.

Pre-Shower Dinner! (Everyone say “cheese”)

   

   

The adorable Marie from Sweets Indeed is such a sweetheart. Love her to pieces!

Nancy A to Zebra Celebrations, Paige Paiges of Style and Rebekah A Blissful Nest.

You didn’t expect us to act all serious did you? After all, we are PARTY girls :)

Ocean front dinning with some amazing ladies… I had a blast!!!

(Rebekah, Michelle Maddycakes Muse, Nancy, Tonya Soiree-Event Design and myself)

After (a magically styled beautiful baby shower)

Left: Thoughtfully Simple. Right: Hostess With The Mostess.

Left: A to Zebra Celebrations. Right: A Blissful Nest.

Left: paper & CAKE. Right: You Bash!

Left: Maddycakes Muse. Right: Shawna Brockmeier Styled Events.

Left: The TomKat Studio. Right: Cupcakes & Cutlery.

 Above: Soiree-Event Design

Here’s Operation Shower’s Chief Event Planner, Amy Belle Isle with the talented group of designers that worked soo hard to make this event even more beautiful!

And for the grand finale…. The sweets table styled by Sweets Indeed. Marie is the biggest sweetheart EVER and her talent is just out of this world. This table was absolutely gorgeous and breathtaking. You HAVE to read her post on her blog, full of details, close up photos and more.

 Above: The flock of Pink Flamingos we made to match the printables.

These were fun, challenging, special and adorable all at once.

Photos by: Nicole Benitez Photography, Dez and Tam PhotographyJackie Culmer Photography & Design and The Pixel Studio.

Printables by: paper and CAKE

Several of the participating designers have also blogged about their experience and their inspiration for their tablescapes. You can read those here, here, here and here :)

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