Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Baby Shower

In addition to driving to Philadelphia on Saturday, my girlfriends and I hosted a baby shower for our dear friend, Sara. It was such a fun day full of baby talk, pink frilly things, champagne and food. Oh my, was there food.

This event was too cute not to share with you all. Sweet Sara is expecting her first little bundle of joy next month. We are all excited for her and her hubby. They will be wonderful parents. You can follow their new adventure in parenting at finlaysister.blogspot.com. Finlay is their Westie and he is looking forward to being a big brother.

Time for the party breakdown: We served some home made mac-n-cheese served individually in cupcake wrappers (thanks, Jodie), Amanda put together a delicious chicken salad and those gorgeous fruit "cocktails" you see on the table. Don't you love the pretty spread?

The flowers were my attempt at being as good as Amanda's award winning florist sister. At least the food and tablecloth saved the day! The quilt was made by my great-great grandmother and the lemons in the flower vase were a stolen idea from The Knot.

But the fun didn't end there, everyone's favorite appetizers were in attendance; hummus, veggies, and gourmet cheeses with crackers. For dessert we provided cupcakes, home made chocolate chip cookies (thanks, Jodie), a beautiful pink candy bar (thanks, Amanda) and the best chocolates in town from Edward Marc. If you have never had their chocolate you have to check them out at http://www.edwardmarc.com/. The event was hosted at their DC office.

We also served a very tasteful cake. First class all the way.

Just kidding! Like we would really serve this. Well, maybe we would just because it is so incredibly hilarious and gross. This cake pic was provided by http://www.cakewrecks.com/. Who would seriously serve something that makes you cut into a pregnant belly of fondant? Ewww.

I have to include the invitation, it was pretty adorable. We got them at http://www.tinyprints.com/.

To keep everyone entertained during gift opening we played Baby Bingo. Each woman in attendance had their name put on a Bingo card. Whenever our little mama opened a gift she would read off the name of the gift giver. Our players would then fill in the square with that woman's name on their bingo card. We gave out prizes to 15 winners! It was a great idea that Amanda shared with us from her wedding shower.

We also put out an empty scrapbook with pens and notecards for the ladies to leave a little wish for the new baby. Once they wrote down a message they could stuck it in the self-adhesive pages that the baby can have to look back on later. So sweet! (Book and cards from Target)

Cute girls, good food and killer dresses. Could you ask for anything more?

Jodie, Amanda and I had so much fun planning and executing this event. What a treat to throw a party for a beloved friend. Love you, ladies!

Now allow me to share some eye candy from the party. Don't think for a second that I was able to stay away from the candy bar Amanda created. I still have plenty of time to fit in my wedding dress, right guys? Guys?


Lindsay said...

Hey Lauren! I'm so glad you have a blog too..it's a fun way to keep in touch! I hope wedding plans are coming along for you and Michael!

linde said...

So fun to hear from you. We would LOVE to see you guys before the wedding, and we will definitely see you then. I saw Leeanne's dress for your wedding...SO stinking cute. Is it true that I hear you may have an itch to enter the design world one day? We need to talk about that- I would love that:)

Okay, I will post a couple of pictures of my bedding, BUT you can't judge:) Our head and footboard is being converted to a king so we are living ghetto style with our mattress and box springs on the floor:) I have to wash our sheets tonight or tomorrow, so I'll work on getting some pics then:)

Let us know when you are here next (linde@lindebrowningdesign.com)

Sara Williams said...

What a wonderful posting! It was truly a GORGEOUS event and I couldn't have been more happy. You 3 did an amazing job. Martha Stewart has nothing on you! I had no idea about the tablecloth being an heirloom! Even more special now. :-) Love you!!!

Jillian said...

Love the blog! And I love cakewrecks.com! Did we talk about that?! Ironically, I found cakewrecks when googling Pioneer Woman! (There's an article about awards for blogs and they're both mentioned.) Too funny!!