If I’m going to be really honest here then I have to say that I usually have mild anxiety when I receive a baby shower invitation. It’s not that I don’t think babies and pregnant ladies are wonderful but I’m just not good at all the baby stuff.
First, the whole gift thing is always really overwhelming. I have made several attempts at actually going to the store and buying things from the registry but that usually only happens after I stand at the entrance paralyzed looking between the registry sheet in my hand and the aisles and aisles of stuff that I have zero knowledge on and then recruit the help of a sales associate. I’ve discovered a method that makes the whole gift thing more manageable. A gift card and a book. A win for both parties.
Second, I’m getting to the point where I feel a little “odd one out” at showers. It seems that more than the majority of attendees now have babies.
And third, I don’t have a lot to contribute to the gift opening dialogue. I have nothing to add about the best toys, sippy cups, nursing supplies, etc. I’m really good at “awwwing” though. Especially with mimosa in hand!
All that said, I was absolutely thrilled when I received an invitation to my friend Brittney’s baby shower. It was a long road to this day for her and my heart is full of love and happiness for her that she is preparing to welcome a baby girl.
The shower had a lamb theme to go along with Brittney’s nursery. Be sure to check it out, it’s so cute! My friend Kelly and some of Brittney’s family hosted the shower in Brittney’s home . I’ve been to several showers lately at the mommy-to-be’s house and I think it’s such a great idea so that they don’t have to haul everything home and they can show off their nursery.
The shower was at 11:30 and the food was brunch themed, which I was very excited about. I loved these french toast cups. Such fun (and practical) presentation.
There was also a donut hole tree. Pretty awesome.
The food was delicious. We had ham, french toast, pimento cheese, biscuits, a really cheesy egg casserole and fruit. All of the food was wonderful but the big hit was the spicy pimento cheese. Apparently, it’s Kelly’s husbands specialty and he’s pretty famous for it among friends and family. The recipe is on her blog. I loved making mini sandwiches with biscuits, pimento cheese and ham.
After we ate it was gift time. Why is baby girl stuff so freaking cute? My “awww-ing” was very authentic! 😉
Brittney’s mini dachshund, Clyde, got pretty jealous that he wasn’t the center of attention and kind of developed a little love for Brittany. If only he knew what is really coming. Poor Clyde.
We hung out chatting after the gifts and the baby got quite active. We all took turns feeling her move.
Maybe all of her movement was thanks to these adorable (and tasty) cupcakes. Kelly’s aunt makes cakes and did these cupcakes for the party. So creative!
I can honestly say that I enjoyed every second of this shower! It was a really fun way to spend my Saturday with some great girls. Maybe I’m finally turning the baby shower corner. 😉 Congratulations to Brittney!