With several friends expecting between July and September, the time for the baby showers has finally arrived. A few weekends ago, I attended two very different, but very special baby showers.
With four of our close-friends all due within two months of each other, we decided to throw a “group” baby-shower, hosted by six of the girls in the group.
We made brunch reservations at a local restaurant called Joy Bistro in Lesliville (btw - great brunch spot for those of you in the area). We decorated the tables and enjoyed some girl time while cheering (sans alcohol of course) the moms-to-be. As for the gifts, we all put in money towards a gift-card and we bought each lady a onsie with the baby’s last name. Everyone just loved this personalized, unique gift (from www.kids-spot.ca).
After brunch, I quickly headed up to my second baby shower. The theme was “high-tea” and was hosted by my friend’s mom and mother-in-law. The beautifully decorated back-yard looked very elegant and sweet. With tables, chairs and tents set up, servers went around filling up people beautiful tea-cups with different tea and ensured that our platters were full of the delicious food that was served throughout the event. Specifically, the menu included: Mini Scones, Quiches, gourmet Tea sandwiches, miniature Desserts & Fruit Plate.
Various games were played throughout the event including; 1) Guess how many tea bags are in the jar (total was the month and day the baby is due) 2) match pregnancy terms to candy name, 3) guess how big the belly is using string, 4) baby clip game where you can’t say the soon-to-be mom and dad’s name or baby 5) a scratch card game and 6) poppy diaper game lottery. The detail put into these games was amazing. My best-friend and I told each other that we want a due-over on our baby showers (and yes, we each hosted one another’s shower).
At the end, the amazing cake was brought out. It was too cute and very special (hello – a baby in a tea cup). Of course, each guest left with a parting gift. A tea bag holder with a tea bag that was created especially for the shower.
What a special filled day for all of the soon-to-be moms. I can’t wait to meet all of the little ones and for Kyle to have some new friends*
* Special congratulations to Andrea and Mike on the birth of their son Grey (July 7th, 2012).