One of my dearest friends Jessie had a baby last week (hi Jake!) so this post is dedicated to the 8lb. hunk-a-hunk-a-burning love.
I remember the day J told me she was pregnant, I instantly started brainstorming ideas for her shower. We have always shared similar feelings about wedding and baby showers. Lots of food? Good. Lots of dessert? Great. Two hours of watching-the-pregnant-girl-open-onsies? Not so much. I knew exactly the type of party to throw for Jessie.
Since I live in MD, and J lives in Richmond, the logistics of throwing a RIC shower were a little tricky. Luckily, J's good friend Ryan was up for the challenge of planning a "destination" shower with me, and fortunately, her good friend Cody opened up her fabulous newly-renovated Fan home for the party.
I wish I had taken a picture of the car trunk. Here's a visual: two bags of white candles, three bags of candle holders, candle sticks, votive holders. One overflowing bag of candy. Three folding tables. 18 folding chairs. 1 white dog riding shot-gun.
It was a great night shared with some wonderful women. We were so happy to celebrate Jessie and the soon-to-be Jacob Henry in style.
Here are some pics:
|The money shot. Check out Cody's fabulous chandelier! Thanks to the space, we were able to have a seated dinner for 18.|
|We asked guests to bring their gifts unwrapped. We had them on display in the dining room so guests could see the goods.|
|What better favor then a candy bar? The chocolate dipped Jumbo marshmallows were a hit. I was concerned they would go stale quickly, but they were fresh in tupperware for at least 3 days after the shower.|
|Blue tissue paper flowers on top of chinese take out boxes. Thanks to the labels they served as name cards and favor boxes.|