I particularly enjoy hosting showers because a mom-to-be is going through many emotions in the last trimester and when she is surrounded by people she loves and starts getting items for the new baby that make everything become REAL---she feels loved and ready. Their new son may look like the cutie big brother below.
And well of course, I love putting in the little details to make it special. So proud of my flower arrangement. It's gorgeous. It's cheap. It lasts a long time. A striking combination of red astromeria and some Misty to contrast the red. I bought the little water goblets for $.50 each at the thrift store and re-purposed them as vases.
And they make the people in the picture beautiful. Just kidding - they already are.
Remember the lovely table (which by the way got a lot of blog response, and even a future buyer)--the one recently purchased on Craigslist?? Here it fully used in all its glory.
Amy enjoys breakfast, so we made our theme a Le Madeleine-like brunch with mimosas, homemade scones, and other delectable delights. A blazing fire is going on in two places on the main floor.
And part of the breakfast theme are the favors (which I forgot to give out--dumbie!) filled with turtle-caramel and chocolate biscottis, a Starbucks coffee-to-go, and some natural raw sugar. If you are reading this and came to the shower, I will save one for you upon request. Unless Karina ate yours. :-)
Congrats to the Yorks for this gift and for joining the Bringing Up Boys family! :-) We were so happy we could celebrate this new life. Can't wait to meet him very soon!!