The mom-to-be and I share a love for food.
Whenever we hang out it generally involves baking, cooking, or trying a new restaurant.
I wanted the shower food to be exciting for Kristen!
I made labels for all of the food, drinks, and desserts.
Yes, I even made a label for the water.
I found the yellow water bottle wraps online and printed them and wrapped them around, so easy!
I love mason jars. They can be used for so many things.
I ordered the grey and black striped straws for them!
I knew I wanted to have lemonade for the shower since the yellow color went with the theme!
I made these lemonade fruit ice cubes.
I borrowed ice cube trays from a friend and filled them with assorted fruits; raspberry mint, blackberry lemon, blueberry lime, and strawberries.
They worked out perfectly because they didn't water down the lemonade and they were pretty!
We had some "adult" beverages to mix in with the lemonade.
We added peach tea vodka or sweet tea vodka.
It was a hit!
The invitation asked everyone to bring their favorite childhood book for Kristen.
I loved the Postman books when I was a kid so a chose those for her!
My mom and I also put together this little cube toy for the baby.
We used scraps from the quilt.
The take away gift for everyone at the shower was chocolate covered pretzels and a bookmark.
The gifts were in this antique shopping cart.
I ordered the chevron bags in grey and black and closed them with a staple and a fabric scrap.
"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."
I sewed the little flags on the paper.
The dining room was for the desserts!
My brother painted this wooden sign for me.
The desserts were SO good!
Cream cheese pound cake
Salted caramel coconut cookies
White chocolate and orange petit fours
Milk and white chocolate filled raspberries
More chocolate covered pretzels
*The food label pots were so quick to put together- I printed the names on the computer and glued them to a skewer and stuck them in a moss filled pot. Then decorated them with twigs, eggs, and/or a bird!
Chocolate covered clementines with chili salt
The food was amazing.
It was so sweet of friends to help me with food and desserts.
I could not have pulled it off without them!
I decorated the tables with burlap ribbon and some yellow ribbon.
Bowtie pasta salad with pine nuts, sun dried tomatos, spinach, green onions, and an olive oil dressing.
Pear and pancetta crisps. These were gone in minutes!
Pears, pancetta, gorgonzola, pepper, and drizzled honey.
Debbie's famous corn dip.
We requested that she bring two next time.
It's that good.
These were my two new appetizer recipes. Both turned out tasty and easy!
Sparkling cranberry brie bites with mint
Roasted brussel sprouts with prociutto
I wish this was sitting in my kitchen right now!!
It was a fun day filled with laughs, happy tears, full stomachs, and prayers.
I can't even explain my love and excitement for the beautiful mom-to-be!
Only a few more weeks till we meet this little boy.
*We played a game at the shower and guests filled out baby wishes.
To be continued....