Showered with Love, And Books!

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!

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The spread!

 

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Peter Rabbit Veggie Cups

 

Very Hungry Caterpillar Cupcakes!

Very Hungry Caterpillar Cupcakes!

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Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

 

Green Eggs and Ham!

Green Eggs and Ham!

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The Stinky Cheese Man Cheese Plate

 

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – Cookies & Milk

 

Blueberries for Sal = Scrumptious Blueberry Macaroons

Blueberries for Sal – Scrumptious Blueberry Macaroons

How cute is this book sign?

How cute is this book sign? Bad pic, but we had it on display in the nursery pre-move

In addition to the delicious and adorable story book foods, the girls decorated onesies for Baby A.
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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!

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Darling Diaper Cakes!

Darling Diaper Cakes!

Baby and I, surrounded by the party planners!

Baby and I, surrounded by the party planners!

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!

Practicing burrito swaddling on Totle

Practicing burrito swaddling on Totle

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!

Totle and I reading to the baby in utero.

Totle and I reading to the baby in utero.

The book nook in the old nursery

The book nook in the old nursery

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