Friday, December 30, 2011

Real party: my North Dakota baby shower

Over the holidays my mother-in-law, Karen hosted a baby shower for me.  She really put in a lot of effort to make the shower lovely.  My favorite element of the shower was the dessert table.  We had cake, cookies, cupcakes, cinnamon twists, cream puffs, lemon bars and jelly beans.  I'm embarrassed to admit I ate one of everything...ok, not all in the same night, but over the course of the next few days. 

My sister-in-law, Nikki of Lovely Scribbles designed the invitations. 
Karen had pink roses at the table with pearls draped over the vase.  Karen's good friend Joan helped with all the decorations. 

The cake was super cute, made with fondant and buttercream, to look like a little girl's dress. 

Pretty bunting that said "it's a girl".

Adorable onesie cookies and sugar cookie sandwiches. The little sandwich cookies were SO GOOD.
More pretty centerpieces and an old photo of Erik and I right when we first started dating.  Don't we look young?
My mother-in-law and I snapped a quick photo before leaving for the shower. 

Erik's cousin Michelle made me an awesome diaper cake.

Karen had all the guests write advice on a little card for Erik and I.  There were some pretty funny ones.
Pretty, yummy red velvet cupcakes.

Tons and tons of presents.  People are way too generous....and they love to buy cute clothes and blankets for baby girls.  We received so many cute onesies, one piece pajamas, blankets, socks, booties, etc.  Erik and I could barely fit them all in our car on the way home. 

Huge thanks to Karen for hosting such a wonderful shower!!!


  1. That is the best cake and cookies I've seen at a baby shower, how awesome! I love the colors and decor, perfect for your baby theme!

    Look how young you and Langer look in that pic?? :)


  2. Your shower looks lovely! Your mother in law did a great job planning it! The cake is adorable.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Looks like an amazing shower - the cake was so cute. I also love how in the picture of you and Erik, you're holding a martini! That's our Jenna! Glad that you were able to celebrate with friends and family in ND. XO

  4. What a beautiful shower! All of the desserts look so yummy!


  5. WOW, that cake is amazing! Karen really did a fantastic job with all of the details. AND you are a beautiful, mommy-to-be!

  6. YAY! Your mother-in-law is awesome! I can't thank you enough for sharing these wonderful moments of your life with us.

  7. Everything is beautiful! That cake is absolutely stunning!! Kelly