Side note - I had no idea about anything with the shower... what we were doing, what the theme was, nothing. Which was so fun because I was completely surprised! I offered to help with things multiple times, but of course, the girls said they had everything covered... and oh.my.gosh, did they ever. I walked into Christy's house and may, or may not have started crying. :) The decorations, the food, the little activities - every detail was just so perfect and precious.
Ok so onto the pics - which by the way, are just another blessing. My friend Kristen worked during my whole shower to take these fabulous pictures for me! I love how she captured all the precious details of the shower, but also how much fun we all had together.
(there's lots of pics so I just added them in groups... but you can click on any collage to see it larger)
|On the left, the 3 amazing hostesses and greatest friends ever... Candace, Kaci & Christy
On the right, my sweet sister Christi from Indiana and my fabulous friend/photographer, Kristen
|Ohhhh the food. The amazing spread included a menu, so we could see the heaven that we were all consuming. (Why are IZZE soda cans with striped paper straws so darn cute???)
|And the menu continued onto various tables in the house... assorted candies everywhere! Big, fruity marshmallows, cotton candy, bright pink oreos, mini twizzlers, lollipops... so fun
|First activity was for the guests to write a note of encouragement/advice for me (and of course grab a bag of homemade toffee-cinnamon popcorn as their party favor! YUMMM)
|Next activity was to write a note of blessing for the baby on these precious cut-out birdies... and then hang them on the tree :)
|Then this activity, I think is just genius. Candace brought plain, pink burp cloths and onesies in various sizes... then provided little colorful appliques for guests to iron on and create their own onesie and burpie for baby!
|Kaci did a super cute and fun game for us... matching candy to a listing of alternative names. For instance - for Epidural? the answer was "LifeSaver" candy :)
|Soooo many wonderful, precious gifts - I really am so blessed
|LOTS of laughs and hugs were shared... just love my friends...