The ABC Baby ShowerPosted: 10/19/2010
In every way, the baby shower on Saturday was amazing! Our Moms went all-out — the months of planning truly showed. We had a wonderful time, and, based on all the smiles and laughter seen and heard, we think our guests did, too!
I usually like to feature just one photo per blog post here at A Life in Season, but I think this occasion merits a multi-photo post. A huge thanks to Matt and our friend Neal for capturing these images! More photos from the shower on Flickr.
The shower theme was the alphabet. If you’re looking for ideas for a gender-neutral baby shower, the ABC theme is a great one! A set of wooden Playskool alphabet blocks from Matt’s childhood served as our Moms’ inspiration. Matt’s mom brought them to the shower, and now they live at our house, ready for our little one!
The shower evite featured the lovely alphabet print above from Ink Tree Press.
The Favors. Little treats for shower guests, in honor of our little Virginia peanut. I love the ABC-block card holders that my mom’s partner Keith made for the occasion. The holders were used to present menu cards on the food table, as well:
The Food Table. Adorning the table were brightly-wrapped boxes featuring ABC and XYZ (and our initials, too!), plus colorful placemats scattered with alphabet letter stickers.
The Menu. Lemonade spritzers, beer, wine, and pomegranate mimosas; olive, tomato, and cheese skewers (the cheeses were manchego and iberico – yum!); white bean dip with rosemary and sage; roasted red pepper hummus; crackers and pita chips; vegetable crudites; veggie pinwheels; steak au poivre crostini; and a fruit arrangement.
The Dessert. Cupcakes from Carrot Tree Kitchens, accompanied by coffee and tea served in pink china cups from my grandmother and blue china cups from Matt’s mother.
Window Ribbons. The windows were decorated with alphabet letter ribbons featuring baby-related words, such as blanket, rattle, high chair, carseat, doula, and my favorite: midwife!
One super-special aspect of the shower: both our doula and one of our midwives were able to attend! We were thrilled and honored to have them there.
Shower Game. The shower game was Nursery Rhyme Jeopardy — it was truly a hit!
THANK YOU, Barbara and Melissa, for treating us all to a beautiful afternoon! And thank you to our sixteen guests who made the party a warm, joyous celebration!