It’s Going To Be A Boy!

It’s Going To Be A Boy!

One of my friends is expecting a baby next month, so a group of us got together to give her a shower. It’s her first child, and they know that it’s going to be a boy, so we went with a classic blue-and-white theme. We invited guests for 4 PM, and served tea and a baby blue cocktail, along with tea sandwiches, a hearty salad, and lots and lots of sweets – cake, cupcakes, cookies. There are so many clever ideas for shower foods that we decided to go with…all of them! The cocktail was very pretty, and based on one I found on Pinterest: lemonade with UV Blue Raspberry Vodka (don’t knock it until you’ve tried it – yes, the color is ultraviolet blue, but it melds nicely with the lemonade).

We kept the games to two simple activities: there was a suggestion box for baby names, and we provided blank wooden blocks for guests to decorate for the baby –two ideas I also found on Pinterest.  Are you sensing a pattern here? The signs and other paper products were from Loralee Lewis, and the overall theme came from a blue-and-white baby shower I found on…Pinterest! There is a brilliant baby shower idea website called Bumpsmitten, and if you’re planning a shower I would go there now – don’t even wait to look at these photos. It’s that good.

The lesson here, I think, is that if you can Google, you can put together an amazing party of any kind. I hadn’t given a baby shower in a long time, and the world has changed so much because of technology that, for all I knew, it could be something people do via videoconference now, but with Pinterest you can find an endless supply of current and clever ideas. There’s no excuse not to give a party now!

It was great to catch up with old friends, since I hadn’t seen many of the guests in years, and, as it turns out, some things never change. We all oohed and ahhed over the gifts, and made jokes about changing diapers – and my husband even managed to slip a name suggestion for the baby into the box before we shooed him out. (He likes ‘Wayne’.) I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

baby shower  blocks

baby shower blue cocktail

baby shower elephant cookies

baby shower blue and white flowers

baby shower blue flowers

goody bags for baby shower

flowers for baby shower

baby name suggestion box

rocking horse cookie

table with cake and flowers

Baby Shower Table Decor

baby shower thank you cards

baby shower carriage cookies

Here’s the Pinterest board I created!:
Follow America’s Table’s board Baby Shower Ideas on Pinterest.

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