Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Flower Power Baby Shower

As previously mentioned (ahem), this weekend was my sister-in-law's baby shower.  Husband and I are just thrilled to be an uncle/aunt again.  My mother-in-law (m-i-l) and I hosted the shower at m-i-l's house with the theme of flowers.  Let the games begin.

First of all, let me introduce you to my beautiful sister-in-law (heads have been cropped to protect the innocent).  This is how easy breezy she makes 8 months prego look.  Not fair to the rest of us mere mortals:) I decided that the sash was mandatory.  How else would people know who the mom to be was without it?  Are you feeling me here?

This is the scene of the crime.  As you can see, it was a beautiful day up in the Easy Bay hills.  We used baby onsies and bibs as decor and hung them on clotheslines.   The potted vinca was the shower favor.  Husband and I decided that it was our job as the future aunt/uncle to buy a ridiculously oversized shower gift.  Mission accomplished. 

Dessert came in the form of  giant cupcakes, one carrot and one chocolate.  The main course consisted of quiche, finger sandwiches, and assorted salads.  The big hit was this winter white sangria that tasted like ripened summer fruit.  Seriously, we had to refill it several times.  I highly recommend it for your summer  libation needs.  

We played several games, including guessing how many pieces of candy were in the giant baby bottle (737 to be exact), guessing what kind of candy was melted into baby diapers (gross, isn't it?), and guessing how much  a tray full of baby items was worth ($38.10, with sales tax). Oh, and we also played the game where everyone is forbidden to say the word "baby" and you lose a necklace (that we made for the game) if you do.  Whoever has the most necklaces at the end of the day wins.  Can you believe I lost my necklace within approximately 30 second of putting it on?  It was kind of liberating though, being able to say, "baby" whenever I wanted:)

The opening of the gifts is my favorite part of any party, and this did not disappoint.  There was a lot of  pink, frills, and snugly material.  Girls are so much fun to shop for.  

At the end of the day, I was totally exhausted.  I forgot to mention that my washing machine mysteriously broke the day before, so in-between hosting duties, I was also trying to finish off six loads of laundry.  On the upside, I think everyone had a great time, and I had clean towels and a great night's sleep.  I don't know about you, but family time, laundry, and sleep equals a little bit of perfection in my world.

How was your weekend?


Sizzle and Zoom said...

The tutu is absolutely adorable! Looks like the shower was fun!

Adele said...

Some great gifts! Looks a lot of fun - that giant teddy is cute!!

MM said...

I love baby showers! All those little clothes are so cute!!!


Katie said...

SO cute! You did a great job :) And I'm drooling over alllll the food pics. Seriously, I should go eat lunch!

Jessica Gitler said...

sounds like you guys had a great time!! so happy to hear it all went so well!! my weekend was awesome as well!

Vania Clarissa said...

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Gawgus things... said...

I love Baby showers - especially with a little white sangria!!! XX

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

congratulations :) xx

songbird said...

first of may the baby be healthy..and 2nd this seems like an awesome baby shower


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