Nautical Surprises

12 Jul

surprise: a nautical themed baby shower

our good friend is french and i guess they don’t have baby showers in europe. so it was a double surprise for her when 1) we didn’t go to dinner as “planned” and 2) a few of her friends were popping up from behind couches! i didn’t have time to create an invite because it was a last minute decision to throw a party the weekend before the un-birthday party! thank gawd for yvette who loves to shop, create, and inspire me!

menu: lasagna, caesar salad, dinner rolls, berries, and a variety of batter up cupcakes (as long as they matched my color scheme- red velvet, chocolate/chocolate, vanilla/chocolate, to name a few). for drinks we had perrier, sangria with a fizzy twist, and assorted sodas. our neighbor also made the most melt in your mouth deelish! toffee brownies…

activities: the usual baby shower games- baby word scramble, measure the belly, and guess-who-the-gift-is-from (if the mama-to-be guessed correctly she won the gift!). winners also took home the centerpieces.

party favors: little brown bag filled with salt water taffies and a nautical inspired pen. yvette and i also made these origami paper boats as place cards. the mama also took home a diaper cake, small wooden light houses, and love! awl…

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