The minute I told my friend Brooke that I would be visiting Adelaide in September, she declared, "We HAVE to have a baby shower while you're here!!!"
I didn't object :D
We got Amy on board and began planning! Between emails, Facebook messages, more emails, and Google Drive folders, we managed to arrange it all between us - and I had such fun!
|FUN FACT: This little doll is approximately the size of what my baby would have been at the time of the baby shower, at 25 weeks pregnant!|
Brooke is truly amazing! She single-handedly took care of all of the decorations AND games AS WELL AS cooked food, prepared tea and coffee, cleaned her house; set up everything, got her husband to set up the outdoor area (thanks, Daniel!), all while doing her normal life stuff! Brookie, I can't express how special this baby shower was for me. I know it was done with so much love and I am so grateful.
We went with a little bit of a blueberry theme. This is because when Andre and I found out I was pregnant, apparently the baby was about the size of a blueberry - so we called our baby "Baby Blueberry" for the first half of her little life, until we found out we were having a girl.
Without further ado, here are pictures from the baby shower. I hope you appreciate the gorgeousness of them as I do!
|Baby Shower Cake: blueberry cheesecake!|
|Coffee and chocolate for everyone to take home and enjoy... yum!|
|Manicure set prizes a la Brooke|
|Cookies-in-a-jar prizes a la Amy & Rachel|
|Cutest little blueberry elephant EVER!!!|
|We had to use the occasion to bring out the gorgeous old teacups!|
|Baby shower punch|
|Notice the garland behind the punch bowl? Isn't Brooke a genius?!|
|With my sis :)|
|Auntie-to-be, Mummy-to-be, and Grandma-to-be|
|Delicious food, prepared with love|
|We asked people to bring a baby book instead of a card. I love the collection already!|
|These two girls are two of the best friends I could ever wish for.|
It was a beautiful time of catching up with friends and celebrating Andre and my little girl. Thank you to everyone who came for making it such a lovely afternoon!
And the hugest thanks to Brooke and Amy for this gift :)