For my friend Gina!
(Did I fool you? A little bit? No? Okay, on to the post)
Sunday morning Traci, Caitlin and I hosted a baby shower for our friend Gina who is pregnant with her second daughter.
The theme was 'Around the Clock' so each lady was given a time of day to give an appropriate gift (morning, playtime, nap, bath, evening, late night). This was a fun idea to help Gina get a variety of gifts, plus since she already has a daughter, it was a good way to replenish the practical baby items they needed.
Of course, drinks were had first.
Champagne + Raspberry Lemonade + Lemon Slices.
Then there were decorations and food.
Traci provided the monograms.
I jumped at the excuse to use my mis-matched china.
(If you have never read the story of my china cabinet, be sure to click on that link.)
Brunch ready to go.
A little Cheers for baby Maddie.
And then it was outside (enjoying our beautiful Monterey Indian Summer) for gifts.
The 'morning' basket by Caitlin: Coffee for mom, outfits for baby.
Opening gifts for throughout the day.
And at the end of the gift giving, late-night: dark chocolate, red wine and 50 Shades.
Don't judge, it was hilarious.
All the lovely ladies.
|Nikki, Traci, Gina, Me, Caitlin, Andrea|
Obligatory touch the bump pic.
For our activity, Caitlin had a friend from Japan create these beautiful origami cranes. Gina and her family are moving to Japan after their stint in CA, so we wanted to find a way to fuse her new home into the shower. We each wrote a good luck wish for Maddie on the crane and had several others for Gina to give to family and friends to add to Maddie's well-wishes jar.
Big sister Hannah came over toward the end for a cupcake and some special gifts we had for her.
The sweet family ready to welcome baby Maddie!
After dessert, we had different shades of pink polish as a parting gift.
(I peeled the labels off and added baby stickers from Michael's).
All in all, it was a beautiful shower for a beautiful Mom.
Gina, we are so thankful that you let us celebrate you and your growing family.
We love you!