So you know how I said I’d be rewinding? This is some of that, it’s older but too cute not to share. WAY back in late May, baby sister assisted by some of my very best friends, threw a little baby shower for me and Magnus. It was wonderful!
They opted for a storybook theme that ran from the invitations, to the food, to the decor! Get ready to pin, because there are some very steal-worthy ideas here. My cousin (and friend!) Mariel opened up her lovely home to the small group, comprised of girlfriends from high school, college, law school, and beyond. And with food and drink assists from my friends Allie and Emily, it was quite the fete!
The afternoon was full of laughter (and maybe a few tears… but in fairness I was very pregnant and very sentimental so some of the messages to Baby A in the books really got to me!). I especially enjoyed the horrified looks on the non-mama’s faces when I opened some much-needed nursing aids and they learned what those products would be used for and the laughter that prompted from the mamas in the group!
My brother’s girlfriend Ashley made me the MOST hilarious baby gift I’ve ever seen, a swaddling blanket that will make Baby A a baby burrito!
And even a few further flung friends managed to pitch in to help shower us with love. My darling friend and fabulous-florist Ryan had the most stunning floral arrangements made and delivered. My dear friend Ashley floored Aaron and I with her generosity by sending us the Pack N’ Play we’d registered for!
The invitations in keeping with the storybook theme came with a special request: “Just one more thing, we hope isn’t too hard, please bring a book instead of card.”
And as a result, we’ve gotten to start building a little library for our little guy that we are started enjoying even before he arrived!