O.K to be fair, the shower was mainly for that minx on the right and that pumpkin she's smuggling under her dress.
For those who don't grasp sarcasm, that's not a pumpkin, but my niece who's due next month.
As the most opinionated of the hostesses, I was adamant that this shower be adult and not crawling with babies or children.
Politically incorrect? Maybe, but I desparately wanted a fun party that everyone would enjoy; young, old, married, single, mommy, not... you get the drift.
From the decor, to the food, to the games we played, the party was meant to say "Welcome Fall...and a new baby" and not scream "BABY!!"
Mission Accomplished if I do say so myself:
Here's a close up of the piece de resistance, the diaper cake:
Those poufy things are tissue paper ruffly globes that mom and monster little sister made, we thought they added the perfect amount of whimsy and pop to our adult party.
Here's also where I give a big shout out to my fabulous husband for hanging them just so, even when that meant rehanging, retying and getting yelled at by a stressed out wife. (Who, me?!)
This is a little station for the fellow moms in attendance to write down their best piece(s) of parenting advice. Because what does every new mom need? Unsolicited advice!
In attendance were good friends who are practically sisters, like L, shown here with the monster
Aunts and work friends who attended with their grown up daughters:
This is BIL's aunt George Ann (center) with Big Sister's work friend Ellen (right) and Ellen's daughter Megan (left).
Big Sister was a regular tourguide showing off the nursery and all the cute things she has ready for Baby (Post on the nursery later maybe?).
These are two of Big Sister's neighbors, I have an idea they'll be a big help when Baby (I know the name, but I'm sworn to secrecy by penalty of death...so we'll just call it baby) comes:
When she wasn't up running tours through the nursery, Big Sister just sat in her chair and glowed.
Pregnancy looks good on her, wouldn't you say?
***This starts a weeklong series of the Mommy Shower Chronicles. Up tomorrow: The games we played***