Monday, January 16, 2012
All the tables had a pretty pink tablecloth, a mason jar wrapped with lace and filled with baby's breath and paper poms handmade by my friend Melanie.
My sister Katie and I.
I made the decision before the shower that I would bring my camera but hand it off to a friend to take photos, so the camera was on auto function and the photos are not the greatest, but the cute details were captured plus a lot of photos of my guests and I, which I'm really happy about.
That's my 31 week bump. Getting bigger.
There was a long food table with brunch items and lots of desserts, including these pretty macarons.
The menu included:
Baked french toast
Red velvet cupcakes
Chocolate chip cookies
My girlfriends know how much I love brunch and since the beginning of my pregnancy I haven't been able to get enough sweets so they had no shortage of desserts/treats.
My friend Libby and her husband made this gorgeous toy chest, personalized with my baby girl's name. I LOVE it.
There was a drink bar with mimosas, sparkling peach juice, coffee and bottled water.
Kristin created these cute water bottle wraps.
Each guest wrote out a wish for my baby girl and pinned them to a birdcage. The hostesses collected all the wishes and tied a piece of lace ribbon around them to create a wish book for me.
The pretty invite.
Yummy cupcakes, I got to take leftovers home!
My sister-in-law, Nikki and my mother-in-law, Karen. Erik's mom Karen traveled from North Dakota to attend my shower along with three of Erik's aunts.
The gals set up baby photos of me.
Three of the hostesses and my three best friends; Amy, Kristin and Melanie.
My mom and I.
My mother-in-law and I.
Good friends Natasha, Emily and Shannon.
I couldn't have been happier with the shower and astonished with the TONS of presents I received. My baby girl has more clothes than me now! I also received the diaper bag I've been coveting (the Charlie by Timi and Leslie), a video monitor, that awesome toy chest, books, baby lotions, a pink Vikings jersey and lots more. I spent hours organizing everything in the nursery yesterday.
Thanks so much to Kristin, Amy, Melanie, Jill, Libby, Katie and Nikki for your help in throwing me a fabulous shower!!