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A Sunday Shower

On Sunday I co-hosted a baby shower for a dear friend of mine. She is expecting a baby boy in September. We had a little issue with nailing down a shower date and time that worked for all of the hostesses and we ended up going with a bit of a non-traditional time but it worked out really nicely. The shower was from 4-6 p.m. which turned out to be perfect because it gave everyone their whole day to do their normal Sunday thing and then early evening cocktails and appetizers. It made for a pretty festive shower.

We kept the shower very simple but I think it turned out so elegantly. There was no “theme” and we didn’t play any games (at the mom-to-be’s request.) We kept the decor to big blue hydrangeas and some scattered blue rubber duckies. The first hour was spent mingling, eating and drinking and the second hour opening gifts and eating cake. It was so lovely and relaxed.

I must share the details with you.

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My mom bought me this Max Studio dress for my birthday and I thought the shower was the perfect occasion to wear it. I added a pop of color with Erin McDermott’s Color Block Necklace. Sullie was sad she didn’t get to go to the shower with me but did pose for the pic to show off her sad face.

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I made peach puree in the VitaMix using my farmers market peaches for bellinis. They were a huge hit!

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Here’s the food table along with a portrait of my stunningly beautiful friend. The food was light, delicious, creative and seasonal. It was done by a yoga studio owner here in town that does a little bit of catering on the side. We were so lucky to have her do the food for the shower!

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Cashew and kalamata cheese grilled eggplant rolls with pesto.

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Herbed puff pastry wrapped asparagus.

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Summer squash and zucchini skewers with prosciutto and a mint-lime drizzle. These were phenomenal!

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Summer vegetable bruschetta served with tortilla chips and crostini.

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Endive stuffed with goat cheese, orange and walnuts.

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The cake was from Edible Art and I was so pleased with how it turned out. I sent them a few graphics of pregnant yogis and told them about the blue hydrangeas so they incorporated both. I love this cake!!!!!!

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And my friend’s only request for the shower was that there be cake pops so I ordered some from Edible Art that complimented the cake design. We used them as favors.

It was such a nice evening of celebrating a very exciting time in my sweet friend’s life. It was such an honor to host the shower for her.

Baby showers…are you a master planner/themes/games/etc or keep it simple type? 

{ 13 comments… add one }
  • 1
    Samantha @ The Faithful Runner July 14, 2014, 9:34 am

    That cake is so pretty! 🙂 I love it! I like to keep these types of things simple, and I love how this turned out.

  • 2
    Kat July 14, 2014, 9:57 am

    Love the cake!

  • 3
    Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona July 14, 2014, 10:10 am

    They did such a great job with the cake! It’s almost too pretty to eat.

  • 4
    Brynn July 14, 2014, 10:11 am

    What a lovely shower. I love your dress!! You look adorable!

  • 5
    Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire July 14, 2014, 11:31 am

    That is the cutest cake EVER!

  • 6
    Allyssa July 14, 2014, 11:38 am

    All the food looks soo good! I don’t know if I would ever be able to re-create any of that haha Additionally, the cake is super cute! Almost too cute to eat (almost haha)

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    meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles July 14, 2014, 11:48 am

    I love that you didn’t play the games. I hate showers with games and find them so unnecessary. It’s all about good food and the gifts if you ask me ( I cant even remember if there were games at my bridal shower). I didn’t have a baby shower since Jewish people shy away based upon superstition but baby showers look so fun!

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    tara July 14, 2014, 2:14 pm

    i think its great you had no games and you had booze. i normally really dislike baby showers and truth be told i avoid them like the plague. we are adults ? why do i have to use string to guess how big your belly is ? or smell candy bars in a diaper and guess what they are. UGH. i also love the time. i always feel like showers are in the middle of the day and take up a lot of time, but your time was perfect ! and the cake….sooooo cute !

  • 9
    ADRIANA July 14, 2014, 6:38 pm

    I want to congratulate you and express my gratitude for all these beauties and delights you did to my daughter Lina Maria
    I was present at heart … soon I’ll be getting my grandson and accompanying my daughter in this wonderful stage of life.
    I hope to see!

  • 10
    erin July 14, 2014, 7:50 pm

    looks amazing!!! you look so pretty – love that necklace on you!!

  • 11
    Julie July 14, 2014, 8:20 pm

    I wore that dress to my baby shower on Sunday!! I got it at nordstrom rack-my favorite! I found that when your petite maternity clothes look funny so I buy a size up in regular clothes to accommodate the bump 🙂 looks like a beautiful shower, love the cake! Yoga during pregnancy is amazing!

  • 12
    Julie @ Running in a Skirt July 15, 2014, 6:53 am

    What a beautiful shower! I love that dress too and the cake is adorable. When I throw showers I take cues from what the baby mama wants. My gut says NO GAMES, but if Mom wants them, them we have them!

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    Brittany @ Proteinandpumps July 15, 2014, 9:24 am

    Now that’s my kind of shower. Good food, good company, and no cheesey games. ha. Looks like you did a wonderful job.

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