Hi there! I accidentally took a brief hiatus. Whoops. I'm glad to be back. :)
At the beginning of the month, I hosted a baby shower for my sister in law. It was a delightful morning, but as often happens with delightful mornings... I didn't take as many photos as planned. We got a ton of really happy images of Kayce with various family members though, so I'm glad about that!
Let's start with invitations! I worked with Kelly of Winifred Paper. She really captured the clean, sweet look that I was wanting.
Here's my best attempt at capturing the invitation without revealing my address to the world.
My favorite part, by far.. was the envelope! the detailing was just so precious!
The shower was a "family shower" which for us, filled the room. This also meant that it was a group effort on all of the food. I'm so thankful for that. We had chicken salad croissants, pimento cheese, spinach and strawberry salad, soup, and lots of other little snack foods.
The photo above was taken before anyone had really gotten there (bringing their food along with them. The gray polka dot table cloth was a perfect find and is from Pottery Barn (on sale!) and the stuffed lamb that took up residence on a cake plate is from PB kids. I chose to do simple florals, tulips and baby's breath.. because there was so much else going on!
The cake came from the same bakery that made our wedding cakes (Legacy Cakes in Grapevine, Texas) and I was really pleased. They really captured the invitation, I thought! The font of the letters isn't necessarily what I would have chosen.. but it worked well and I was so happy with the cake. It was a "cinnamon roll" flavored cake with cream cheese icing aka heaven on earth. We also had the best cake balls ever from the same bakery. Red Velvet were the best. :)
I was really excited about the "little lamb" theme and it lead to one of Ben's aunts finding tons of goodies like these! One of my favorite little moments of the shower was when Ben's cousin's daughter (age 2) picked up the chocolates and declared "Abby's!!!" claiming them for her own!!
I borrowed my mother in law's drink dispensers and put them on our cheese board for some height. Of course we drank out of mason jars with gray and white striped straws. ;) In one jug is just normal store bought lemonade (with lemon slices to make it look fancy) and water with blackberries for some color!
Once everyone arrived with all of their goodies, there was so much food that I had to move all the desserts to the living room on a whim! Yikes! Haha. I'm glad that process went rather smoothly (surprisingly!) and it turned out great that everyone could eat the sweets while Kayce opened presents.
Speaking of presents... lots of people really jumped on the theme and purchased lamb themed gifts!
Here's Kayce with the table (and all the random things I had to move off of the table quickly ;) )
And here's us together! The baby's gender is a secret.. and I've intentionally worn pink to both baby showers so far to make my guess subtly known. :) The last shower is on Saturday so I guess I need to plan my third pink outfit now!
Have ya'll thrown any parties recently?