Friday, August 01, 2008

A Showering Sucess

The green baby shower was a smashing success. See more images from the shower here, and if you have others to add, please e-mail me (thefabulousmissb(at)!

Sarah and I hit the Minneapolis Farmers Market for these gorgeous blooms. Zinnias, lavender, sunflowers, thistles and snapdragons- all for twenty bucks. We filled ordinary terracotta pots with floral foam, soaked them in the kitchen sink for about 45 minutes and arranged the blooms that way, with a few hosta leaves from the backyard. We watered them again the morning of the shower so they would look fresh.

Katie and Lou arrived early to help decorate and set up. (Lou's umbrella just happened to go with everything perfectly!)

Eric tries to figure out paper lantern assembly...My mom had quite a stash of Chinese lanterns, kites and fun paper daisies- aside from the fresh flowers I didn't buy any decorations at all.

The lady of the hour shows off her hint of a bump. She's definitely got the glow!

My talented mother planned the menu. We had a glamorous Sweet Potato and Spinach Salad, Alphabet Pasta Salad (this link isn't quite the same version we did, but the Alphabet pasta looked so sweet for a baby shower. Add some veggies to the version I linked to), a cheese plate a la Katie, shrimp cocktail and a Bean Salad. For dessert we had Lemon Cupcakes (sour cream is the secret to the moist, flavorful cake), White Chocolate Pretzels(in a fit of inspiration Sarah and I added white sprinkles and they looked like really baby rattles without being too literal) Key Lime Pie topped with fresh whipped cream and raspberries, Almond Pound Cake and my famous Coconut Macaroons. We poured home made lemonade, iced tea and Martha, (the grandma to be!) donated her wonderful wine collection from Sarah's favorite Oregon vineyard, Sweet Cheeks which ensured that everyone had a lovely afternoon.

Sarah's beloved dog Bishop got into the spirit of the day too- after lunch, with much coaxing, he jumped into the pool to cool off. Lou was madly in love with him.

Sarah's friends Lori and Abigail drove all the way from Eau Claire Wisconsin to celebrate with us.

Amy sent a selection of her gorgeous new hand-painted organic baby clothes all the way from Hong Kong. (The new line is called "GreenSeam" and its right up Sarah's alley.)You should have heard the squeals of delight!

Sarah's dear friend Jen (who also drove in from Wisconsin for the occasion) made this adorable Veggie Blanket. The gifts were all so thoughtfully chosen; many of them handmade. I know Sarah and Baby felt honored and loved.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I woke up that morning feeling like it was my birthday...but it was so much better! The air of beauty, simplicity and true thoughtfulness was everywhere. That day was a gift. Thank you so much.

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