I would’ve posted this sooner if my computer hadn’t been blatantly defying my authority.
Now on to the good stuff…
This Sunday I went to my first baby shower!! I am fortunate enough to have such great people in my life who were willing to do this for me! My best friend, Mother, and Aunt (and all of their husbands) went out of their way to make this pretty Georgian shower happen- and to make it awesome!
Here is the invitation:
SUPER CUTE, RIGHT???!!!! They found this on Etsy.com… If you’ve been reading up you will already know I have a thing for cute baby owl things…so this was just PERFECT!
John and I arrived shortly before the rest of our guests did to check out all the cuteness that had been assembled for me. I quickly put him to work making paper pom poms for decorations.
On the Menu:
- Fruit punch and personalized owl water bottles
- Piggies in blankets
- Ham & turkey croissants
- Cheese plate
- Baked macaroni and cheese (YUM)
- FRIED PICKLES!!!!!
- Banana cupcakes (So good, I’m still eating them!!)
- Chocolate cupcakes
It’s already clear I had a couple of favorites on the menu. 🙂
We all sat down and mingled while eating…then, on to the BABY’S NAME ANNOUNCEMENT!! This was really exciting for me because I have been holding onto this name for months! I decided to get fortune cookies custom made for me with her name on the little pink fortunes inside...THEY WERE AWESOME! I was debating keeping the name a secret in the beginning because…well…I’M TERRIBLE AT SECRETS! There. The cat’s out of the bag. But it started to become fun when only John and I had this secret and nobody else knew! Not even our parents! I 100% recommend doing this if you are expecting!
Despite letting you know I have announced the name and that I’m bad at keeping secrets…I can’t post the name yet! We have another shower in Birmingham with a whole new bunch who don’t know the name yet. You know who you are! 🙂 But I’m even more excited because I already know how fun it was the first time and I can do it all over again at the second shower!! WOOHOO! Then I can post the name!
After the fortune cookie fun I was released to open the gifts! How fun! It seemed like I took forever because Baby was lucky to get a whoooolllleee bunch of gifts!
Off the top of my head a few of my favorites were:
- BABY’S CRIB!!!
- Any of the owl items! (Dish set, blankets, cups…)
- Pink newborn tub…I’m SO excited about bath time…I hope this baby likes baths…I HOPE!!!
- Any of the hand made things…I’m into that!
- My summer brand baby monitor!!
- A bright pink flower canopy from potterybarnkids
- All the sweet clothes I got…I loved them all! I have already hung every little dress and outfit I received up!
- Diapers and wipes (I was a little nervous that we didn’t really have more than one pack stocked up yet!)
…and of course BOOKS! My best friend had a great idea of asking for children’s books instead of cards. This way I would have a keepsake forever with the gift giver’s name and message inside the book! How great is that? I loved the idea and it was a complete surprise!
During the great gift opening, little prediction and advice cards were passed around. They asked all of the guests what they predicted what day Baby would actually arrive on, the weight, and length. And my favorite part was the ADVICE section! Everyone could write what advice they had for John and I as new parents! SO SWEET!
This shower was a complete hit and I am so thankful for my wonderful friends and family for making it all happen! I’m super excited that Baby will be brought into such a great group of people and I can barely wait for everyone to meet her now!
EVERYTHING IS COMING TOGETHER!! I feel like I can start to let a few of my anxieties go now…
Stay tuned for next week’s shower pictures and details! I know it will be spectacular! John was sweet enough to order me a super special dress for it! It’s a good thing because after the last shower I realized that I can’t fit into any of my old dresses… Now, lets all hope it gets here in time!