Monday, October 17, 2011

October Showers Bring November Babies

Beth, my BFF/R4L (that's roomie for life, if you don't know) is prego and I threw her a shower last Saturday to celebrate her and baby Jude.  In attendance were our college buddies, Beth's husband, Kyle, Beth's mom and Maw and my Mama.

This was the first real event that I've hosted since Paul and I moved into the house and I was putting crazy pressure on myself to deliver a good time to my guests.  Hopefully I succeeded!

 I was really excited that I got to use some of the cake stands and drink dispensers from the wedding.  I was also excited that those veggie and dip cups stacked, because that table it t-tiny.  We had hummus and triscuits, cheese cubes, fall-colored snack mix, veggie and dip cups, ham and cheese sammies, cucumber sandwiches, nuts and owl cupcakes.  To drink there was water and punch dyed blue with duckies floating on top. 

 The owls were made with oreos and junior mints for the eyes and candy corn for the nose. Jude's nursery is filled with wide-eyed forest creatures so I thought the owls were fitting.

I'm really not a huge fan of "traditional" baby shower games.  I didn't want anyone to have to eat baby food, guess the size of Beth's stomach or look at melted chocolate bars in diapers.  And that You-Can't-Say-Baby game?  I don't think I hate anything more.  As an alternative, we decorated onesies with bubble paint and markers.  The best part is that the onesies act as a decoration for the rest of the shower!  Here are just a few of the ones we created. 

All the amazing ladies from RC who were in attendance.

Baby Jude is due to arrive the day after Thanksgiving and I can't wait to meet him.  If anyone was ever born to be a mommy, it's Beth, and I know she and Kyle are going to be amazing parents.

By the way, feel free to follow Beth's pregnancy journey at A Life Less Ordinary.

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