Was it only last fall we held the baby shower for our first grandchild?? The weather was exceptional. There had been a dire forcast of rain and cold but the sun shone brightly.
A perfect setting for an outdoor brunch.
The wicker was circled. Addtional furnutre was brought
outside ready for the guests and of course, food.
The soon to be aunties who were 9 and 10 joined forces with me to find the right decorations and napkins.
Was I out of my mind when I thought paper plates!?? Evidently but I quickly recovered. The gold trimmed luncheon and salad plates from Great Aunt Daisy’s set were stacked, ready. The silver was polished and lined up. I did use paper napkins. Who could resist “BABY” and the other items that went with it? Not us. The paper lanterns were a whimsical touch.
Clusters of balloons graced the tables and Nancy’s chair.
Presents were arranged on the porch as guests arrived.
It was a multigenerational gathering,
the oldest was Nancy’s mentor who is 80 plus. The youngest were babies.
The menu was simple. I always seem to start out big and pare down to a manageable delicious offering. Mixed assortment of muffins…blueberry and carrot. The tradtional egg, sausage and cheese cassarole with baked fruit. Yum! Juice and hot drinks were inside. No one left hungry. Our fellows waited until we all had our chance at seconds before pouncing on the food.
The soon to be aunties, Love Princess and Love Bug,
my daughters and Nancy’s sisters had fun preparing the cute little buckets with mints and choclate almonds.
Chunks of fruit were offered for those who were early hungry arrivals.
Love Bug helped herself. She loves a good party!
The plate guest book was set with the colorful lollipops and favors. I loved the little feet. Little feet was repeated in the cute favor buckets. The not so traditional colors repeated in the netting and candy. The plate now hangs in Mary Ruth’s nursery.
A sweet remembrance of a beautiful day full of fellowship with friends.
Chat, chat, chat! What else would you expect?
Every new mom should have a little help from her friends and family.
The question and answer game had us making wild guesses. Amazingly, we got a fair amount right except the one of how old was the oldest recorded mom. (Hint, Sarah was not the answer. Think much more contemporary.) She was older than me! I mean, who wants to birth a baby at 62??? It was great fun and silly.
Then all were given a clothing shape to write advice or other encouragement for the mom to be. A cute clothes line. After all, baby showers should be cute like the new family member will be…cute!
It was a perfect time for us all.
silver: Holmes & Edwards JS and Noblity Plate
china: Brown – Westhead’s Cauldon China England
party goods – AC Moore’s