Remember those life phases I spoke of recently...keep reading, case in point. :)
On June 1st, my dear best friend M and her husband, J welcomed little man C to the world. He came just a wee bit ahead of schedule and is as handsome as ever! Nick and I are over the moon excited for them. We're anxiously awaiting a free day to travel to meet him in person. But in the meantime, let's talk about one of Baby C's first parties.
Back in April, I had the privilege to host a couples shower for the M and J. J is an outdoorsy guy and M is super crafty and both are total fun, so the shower had to be a culmination of those traits. Thus, a woodland themed event at a local restaurant chain seemed to be the best of both worlds. Some traditional couples showers are very formal and others are more Baby-Q style. This one was typical shower with a twist.
Full disclosure, I love to throw get-togethers. Nick doesn't love when I do. Not that he's opposed to social events (because he's about 1 million-percent social butterfly), but he's not fond of my continuous planning and processing and mulling that planning the events take. I make lists, budget spreadsheets, and go a bit overboard with Pinterest. I can't help it. Type-A might be a gross understatement.
Here's the rundown on our modern, woodland "Bucks, Trucks, and Ducks" baby shower:
Announced the party with a flair: chevron totally goes with woodland, right?
(made with Publisher on a semi-dying PC)
Main tablescape included:
Gift tablescape included:
We asked guests to record their attendance on this newborn sized onesie. I ironed on the phrase "I am Loved" in camouflage flocked block letters. The perfect blend of newborn cuteness and camo cool, if I do say so myself.
Granny and Gramp (aka Mom and Dad of M) had the honor of signing first. (Idea credit: Pinterest)
We ordered appetizers and drinks from the restaurant. So desserts were my territory. What's a shower without sweets? I mean, come on? So, since one option isn't my style, we had three offerings:
Because it was a couples shower, no invasive, super girly games were considered. Plus, I must confess, I really usually dislike shower games...sometimes I'm a fuddy dud. Alas, games at a shower are tradition. Here were the activities:
All in all, we had about 35 people there to celebrate M, J, and Baby C. And now that he's here, I think it's only natural that we plan another party. Who's with me? Meet you by the desserts.