BABY SHOWER

This weekend I went to a baby shower for a very special young woman.  When she was in college, she used to babysit for my kids, who adored her.  And now she’s having a baby of her own, and maybe next summer when my daughter is home from college she will babysit for her child.  I felt like “The Circle of Life” from the Lion King should have been softly playing in the background.

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 Beautiful baby mama

The women that hosted the shower make my crafting skills look like those of a kindergartener. Look at this fabulous tower of baby blocks:

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Garlands graced the windows and fireplace:

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And giant paper pinwheels decorated another fireplace:

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There was a cute game, where you had to match candy bars to various pregnancy-related things, such as “Delivery Doctor (Butterfinger)” and “The Conception (Skor).”

IMG_4191IMG_4198But by far, my favorite thing was the Make a Onesie table.  There were piles of new white onesies, in sizes ranging from 3 months to 1 year, and paints, stencils, and markers to create your own masterpiece for the new prince or princess (they chose not to find out the baby’s sex) (UPDATE:  It’s a boy!!):

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As the onesies were completed, they were displayed on a clothesline:

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My neighbor’s crab and my sheep

The creativity was evident in the food as well.  There were bowls of blue punch and pink punch:

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Little paper cones tied with pink and blue ribbons to hold snack mixes (couldn’t stay away from the puppy chow mix):

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There were, of course, cake pops:

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Individual dirt cups:

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Little glass votives holding individual portions of ranch dip and veggies:

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Watermelon bassinette:

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And these beautiful stuffed tomato tulips:

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I dub these “Best Baby Shower Favor Ever” — cookie mix in a jar, made with pastel M&Ms, beribboned, with a pacifier glued on top:

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It was a fabulous shower, and the mother-to-be received a lot of great gifts.  I was thrilled to be included, and am eagerly looking forward to the news of the delivery (and betting it’s a girl).  Having seen her kindness and patience with my children (her husband too, who helped out babysitting on one occasion and has a permanent place in my daughter’s heart), I know she is going to be a wonderful mom.

 

4 thoughts on “BABY SHOWER

  1. How cute! I am amazed at the creativity. What a wonderful time of life for her. Nothing better than being a mom . . . nothing. I do have to say that that baby is riding high and I don’t even know her, but I say it’s a boy. I hope you’ll let me know who is right.

    • She is carrying high — that’s why I guessed it’s a girl. Hmmm — might have my old wives’ tales confused. 🙂

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