Remember last week when I mentioned this new little person in my life? We've been waiting for this little girl for a long time! My bestie is one of those people, after you've known her for 15 minutes, you just know she's gonna make an amazing mother one day. She has always worked with children, she's a teacher now, she's fun and outgoing, children just adore her. It was an amazing day when we learned (on Drew's birthday) that she was going to be that mother we all knew she was meant to be.
As soon as she told me, I squealed with excitement and I'm pretty sure the next thing I said was "I wanna plan a baby shower!" Luckily another close friend, Amber, offered to plan with me. Woohoo!
Fast forward 7 months, and the day finally arrived for the big unveil. It was a fairly large baby shower and it was coed. So as girly as I wanted to make it, Drew made sure that Amber and I kept it pleasant for all the men that would be in attendance. We decided on a circus theme. Special thanks to LoveLetter Photography for letting us share all these pictures!
I did my best to recreate a big-top feel in the space we rented for the party. Amber and I went to town splashing anything that would hold still with neon pink, orange, and gold.
Isn't my pregnant bestie gorgeous? She is so cute, it kills me. Amber and I look a little tired, we had a busy morning setting up. But we had a little too much fun doing it, thanks to Amber's smart hubby for bringing the mimosas! Everyone got to take home a bag of peanuts as their favor. The cake was from my local French's Bakery. I love their cakes! So fluffy and flavorful.
|All photo courtesy of LoveLetter Photography|
The dessert table is always my favorite area. Maybe because I love my sweets! So I handled that portion, complete with circus peanuts. My sister, mom, and I got up early the day before the shower and drove down to the LA Flower District to pick up all the flowers for the shower and then we put them together in painted mason jars. Each table got a set of 3 or 4 so that most people could take one home from the party. BTW, the LA Flower District is one of my favorite places in the whole wide world. I painted small circus animals in gold paint and we scattered those around the tables as well. Amber painted baby bottles gold and silver for first and second place winners in our "Beer Through A Bottle Chugging" contest. That was a huge hit with the boys.
|All photos courtesy of LoveLetter Photography|