I may have mentioned it before…but I have the most amazing sisters a girl could ask for. Despite the supposedly “cursed” odd number of us (you would think with three of us, two would constantly be ganging up on the third) we never seem to argue or bicker.
I think we all just know how lucky we are to have each other and are thankful for that.
You can learn a little bit more about each of them in a post a I did about their respective nurseries awhile back. Here’s my older sisters, and here’s my younger sisters – bonus (!): you get to see how amazing their nurseries are. You’ll see that I’ve got some tough competition great inspiration to glean off of.
And if any of you think I’m crafty, you should meet one of them. They are just as talented (actually more so in certain areas) than I am. I probably get all of the glory because I choose to blog about it! But rest assured I get much inspiration, advice and guidance from both of them.
So when they offered to throw me a baby shower, I knew it would be amazing…and I thought I’d share.
The party was back in November….ahhhh….the sweet days before constant backaches and narcolepsy.
With that in mind, let’s get started!
Note to other pregnant people out there: decide on your shower outfit before the day of your shower. It will save you oodles of stress.
Stress that you will likely sooth with the amazing food at your shower.
What’s that? You want a closer look? You got it.
From the top left: mini chocolate surprises (I’m not sure what the surprise was, but these were delectable), mini huckleberry cheesecakes, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and circus animals (a personal favorite…in fact they were part of our wedding favors).
Oh? And you’re thirsty too? Head over to the drink station where you can find wine, tea, coffee….and my favorite thing in the whole world…a COFFEE TRAY!
Because why oh why have plain coffee when you can have it with chocolate chips, whipped cream and a sugar stick?
Oh how I love details. Let’s look at some more.
The pictures were of course baby pictures of The Hubs and me.
And how cute is that appliqued baby onesie? Be still my beating heart. I can already see myself squeezing Baby T into this even after it’s too small.
They also arranged all of the flower bouquets themselves the night before. I’m not kidding, these girls have talent!
And the favors. My God the favors! Shortbread cookies from my favorite bakery in town: The Break Espresso.
I may have taken two. Hey, it’s my party, right?
One of my favorite details of the shower was an activity for all of the guests to partake in. We didn’t do any shower games, and instead, they came up with this awesome idea for guests to write on recipe cards. The recipe was supposed to be a “recipe for motherhood” and contain advice, words of wisdom, or just sharing a tradition/memory of something special that they used to do with their own mother.
When they were done filling out the cards, the guest hung it on the tree.
And I walked away with 30 of the most precious memories and pieces of advice from my closest friends and family.
I’m not going to lie, it was a tear-fest as I read through them later that week. In fact, I decided to dedicate a frame to them in the nursery. The frame can only hold one card, but I’m hoping that I’ll remember to rotate the cards now-and-then between some of my favorites (makes perfect sense right? Because I can hardly remember to brush my teeth in the morning these days, so I’m sure I’ll have the clarity to remember this). Ha Ha! Well, if not, for now my favorite has been selected and it wouldn’t be the worst thing if it stayed in there forever (thanks Melanie for the amazing advice! It still brings tears to my eyes to read your note).
Oh, and side note for those of you waiting….don’t worry, I’m getting suuuuuuper close to finishing and posting a reveal of the whole nursery!
Of course this was a shower, so there were plenty of presents to open. I have to admit, I’m in constant awe of how much this little baby is loved already. It’s a pretty amazing feeling.
This pic just cracks me up! Oh to be that small again. Sigh. And I thought I was huge. HA!
In the end, the shower was just as I expected: amazing. It was so apparent there was incredible amounts of thoughtfulness, love and effort put into it. But that’s my sisters for you. Thoughtful, kind and giving.
So thank you! Thank you so much for making the day so wonderful. I promise you that Baby T already feels the love from all of you, especially her aunties.
Update: I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that helped with the shower! I know several people were involved in planning, decorating, preparing goodies and helping these lovely ladies out. So to all of you who had a hand in it, and to everyone who spent the afternoon with us…thank you!