Humpty Dumpty Eggstravaganza
Remember these little guys I showed you how to make last week? Pretty cute, huh? They were for a baby shower my friend Cupcake Julie threw and now I have some of the pictures pulled together to show you all the fun. Julie has been throwing baby showers and creating dessert tables for some time now, but the last few years, she has been building on a Humpty Dumpty theme and creating party props for it. It’s a perfectly cute and cheery theme that works for baby boys and girls. She gets these fantastic ideas in her head and just has to create them and bring them to life. This was the third year she’s made something new for the theme. It’s been a work in progress, but I think she’s definitely perfected the Humpty party props.
Okay, prepare yourself for some amazingness.
It’s kind of mind blowing.
Obviously a Humpty Dumpty Baby Shower has to start with the main attraction.
Humpty is huge. And handmade. With custom tailored clothing. Elaborate custom tailored clothing.
Humpty is really just a giant plastic egg. Yep, a giant version of the little ones you might have had an Easter egg hunts with yesterday. Julie found it at Hobby Lobby and just spray painted it white. But first she filled it with rice and hot glued it together so he would be weighted down and could sit in different positions easily. You know… without falling.
But let’s talk about his outfit. Intense. Elaborate. Detailed. Gorgeous.
So, she can definitely sew. Me, not sew much.
Look at these glittered up shoes with pink painted soles and sweet sequined adorned socks. They’re baby shoes from Target made sparkly. Adorbs.
His turquoise top hat is constructed with wool felt. Definitely dapper.
And even though he’s Humpty, he makes a fantastic Easter egg with such a fun, frilly spring outfit, don’t you think.
And he makes me want to scream, YAY!
These are easy pennants she made with fabric fused together and iron-on, hand-cut letters. Topped off with little pom poms, too.
This is much more my speed. She makes me want to learn how to sew, though. Kinda.
Okay, I am in love with these tassels. It’s cotton fabric she cut using a rotary cutter.
The colors are so pretty together.
You can see them hanging in the background here.
That’s if you can get past the cuteness from these horses.
All the King’s horses are pretty freaking adorable!
Last year she sewed these stuffed animals using happy colored fabrics and yarn. They’re attached to a wooden rod so you can ride.
Not that I tried. ; )
But you can’t have all the King’s horses, without all the King’s men.
Julie’s had these sweet soldiers for a while. A Wal-Mart find from several years ago. They were originally red, green and royal blue.
Not so springy. So this year, she finally repainted them, added glitter and covered up the strong Christmas colors to go with the baby shower.
These aren’t quite as tall as her homemade house-sized nutcrackers, but they’re definitely as cute. And I’m sure they’ll get double duty and make an appearance as part of her holiday decorations this year, too.
And if they don’t, I’m bringing them to my house.
Okay, so we have Humpty…
And all the King’s horses…
And all the King’s men…
Now, I guess we need a King…
Bam. King. Check.
Sometimes I think she has a real easy button. But like I said, she gets these ideas and makes them happen.
The King is cool. His body is totally a tomato cage and the arms are just 2X4s with fence post finials for hands.
But the robe and clothes cover all that hard work up. Mr. Cupcake Julie actually constructed the body. He’s a good guy. Especially for getting all this stuff from storage and putting it back each time she throws a Humpty shower.
A Santa wig and beard were both used to create the King’s long beard and eyebrows. She cut bangs from the wig to make the mustache because of the great curls it had.
The crown is made from poster board and adorned with jewels and handmade tissue flowers that she hot glued on.
His face and hair? Can you guess?
It’s totally a Burger King Halloween Mask. Repainted.
Hear Ye … announcing Baby Taylor … yippee!
A custom welcome sign she sewed and hand painted with the help of an overhead projector.
Okay, so I may have had a little fun moving Humpty around.
But I want to show you these baby blocks. Underneath? Graduated cardboard boxes turned upside down.
They were hidden by pretty linen slip covers that she sewed and decorated with iron on numbers and animals cut out of fabric.
Cute nursery rhyme games she found on clearance from Target. They look extra special with individual mini clipboards and colorful pencils.
And look at these giant poms. These were made using cut fabric circles ruffled together and hot glued to an outdoor lantern.
I love how the guts of some of these decorations are reused from unexpected items.
Wait, what about the Humpty Dumpty cake pops.
Yeah, those guys.
Did I mention there was a dessert table, too?
With butterscotch puddings, mini doughnuts, cupcakes, and individual banana pudding trifles. Yum!!!!
Don’t worry, the desserts were guarded.
Oh … and check out these vintage lamps from the 70s she found on etsy. She removed the tops and turned them into cake stands. Creative!
And I think these were the inspiration for this whole Humpty Dumpty theme. I can’t remember though … she’s been doing these so long.
The dining room table was set beautifully for brunch. Yeah, there was food, too.
There were even hand-stitched napkins at each place setting. Julie drew the designs on the napkins with a disappearing ink marker, then stitched on top. When you wash the napkins, the ink disappears. Magic.
She even made party favors for all the guests. Pin cushion topped mason jars filled with colorful candy buttons.
The jars were topped with paper maché eggs that she painted to match the invitations.
Okay, we’re coming to the end. It’s like a crafting marathon.
The invites. The Humpty is an old Meri Meri Accents scrapbook design that she had but isn’t available anymore. So she used it as a guide for the invitations and embellished them with glitter and ribbon for each guest. A happy, fun beginning to the baby shower.
And, that’s all folks.
So, I guess it doesn’t take all the King’s horses and all the King’s men to put a Humpty Dumpty Shower together. It just takes one Cupcake Julie. It does make me feel better that she did all of these elements over a few years and more than one shower, but still… it’s all crazy incredible!!!
I tell her over and over to start a blog and share tutorials for some of this stuff. But right now… she just does it free for friends that she throws parties for and for herself because she loves it. And I love that about her.
I just had to share it with you guys, too.
And now … I think she wants to start working on a new party theme. And I can’t wait to see what’s up her sleeve.