|"Look whooo's having a baby" banner with individual, unique owls sitting on each pendant.|
And on to the food...
|Owl cheese ball|
|Owl-shaped cinnamon toast with homemade apple butter|
|Chicken & Waffles on a stick! My Aunt Carol knows how much I love Roscoe's!|
|large fruit bowl with dipping sauce, miniature pigs in a blanket, and sausage casserole were among the other delectables!|
|And the favors were what Carol referred to as "Owl Chow", which is Chex mix covered in peanut butter, then rolled in powdered sugar. It. is. delicious!|
|Cousin Matthew was the bartender, making mimosas and bloody mary's|
The tables overlooking the inlet were adorned with pink flowers...
And Ellie looking cute, as always...
I know this is a terrible photo of me, but it's the only picture that I have of the awesome corsage that Carol made! She started with the ribbon from the corsage that she wore in our wedding, and added the owl and flowers for the shower...
|by the way, that is not my bloody mary sitting there!|
|Papa, Ellie, and Onnie during the present-opening.|
Speaking of presents, little Baby Sanders really racked up! There were lots of owl-themed gifts, including swaddling blankets, blankets, framed art, stuffed animals, a carry-all bag, onesies and a bib, and a couple of snuggle-buddy security blankets.
And other gifts like diapers, lotion, soap, shampoo, wipes, a bicycle onesie, baby hangers, a soothing teddy bear that plays womb sounds and songs, as well as a "pocket nanny" that tracks all the important stuff that baby does, like eating, sleeping, going to the bathroom, etc!
Here's a photo of the bicycle centerpiece; the favors (owl chow & owl cookie); the other favors that are Hershey bars covered in craft paper and bows, only revealing the "HER" from HERSHEY; the owl invitation; and owl napkin which matched the plates, cups, and utensils!