Friday, September 28, 2012

Charleston Shower celebra[tion]

Three of my awesome friends hosted a shower for me this past weekend (Week 33), and it was great! All three of them are designers, and no detail was left undone. Starting with the invitations...

Upon arrival, the theme started at the front door with flowers and graphic symbols of our life as part of the arrangement (more on this in a minute).

Entering the house is where these same symbols popped back up again.... starting with the Clemson paw, then the tandem bicycle,  a mini cooper (which was my fave), the egg in the nest, and an owl, all in the signature pink and brown to match the theme of the party!

Here are few photos closer up once I was home...

Clearly the theme was nesting with birds and eggs galore! The food reflected it as well, with butterscotch bird's nests, bird's nest cupcakes, as well as egg decor...

The funniest part of the day was that one of the hosts Ryan and I wore the same dress! But what's even stranger is that I had only just bought it a few days earlier, and she didn't know that I even owned it, but suspected that I would show up in it. The girl must be telepathic!

Here's a shot of the full spread...

And more of the exciting food...

 And socializing!

There was also lots of present opening, which you'll see all of those gifts a little later!

During which time, everyone was asked to fill out a little card with their advice for me. My personal favorite was from my mom...

And then there were games... 

The first 'game' was for me to list names using the first 10 letters of the alphabet. And just so you know, even though most of the names on this list are family names, none of them are the one we are going with! At least not that I know of! Everyone else had to do the same exercise, and whoever had the most names the same as mine won a prize! The second game was somewhat tougher. You can see I struggled, getting only 5 right. You were given a term that goes with pregnancy, and you had to come up with a candy that described it. The easiest was probably Twix for twins. I still think that breastfeeding should have been Mounds, but alas it was Milky Way.

Brian was taken care of by our friend Jeff, since Katie was hosting the shower at their house, he was forced out, so he and Brian went to a car show out on Daniel Island, and then met up with a friend for the Steelers game at a local bar. Of course when we got home, I had to share all the incredible gifts that our friends showered us with! So here goes... 

bath stuff, including towels, washcloths, and toys
bottles, brushes, drying rack, bottle warmer, teething rings, pacifiers, and labels

burp clothes, lovey, mattress pad, and swaddle
toys, bike baskets for storage, dvd, book, car stuff including the mirror and car seat toy
bath wash, lotion, baby oil, and q-tips
bloomers, hair bows, and Moby wrap
and some of the most precious clothes ever!
Other gifts not pictured are a rose bush from my friend Sarah, who was so thoughtful including something for me along with the toy she bought for the baby. Our friend Misty who wasn't able to make it to the par-tay, got us our Diaper Genie. And last, but absolutely not least, my mom bought us our color video baby monitor! What a huge surprise! It's fully charged and tested, and ready to go!

Overall, what a great day! So exciting to stock the nursery and feel one step closer to having everything ready for Baby Sanders!! Thanks to everyone who was able to make it!! And a special thank you to Katie, Mary Mac, and Ryan who all went overboard on making this pregnant girl feel extra special!

1 comment:

  1. What a great shower!! Love the decorations, games, food- everything! Your dress (and your friend's too! ;) ) is adorable! The countdown to baby Sanders is getting closer!! Can't wait! :)