Monday, February 20, 2012

My First Baby Shower

I'd never been to a baby shower before. I don't know many babies. None of my good friends have had kids yet. In NYC, I had limited interaction with babies at Brooklyn Heights bars & coffee shops. But when your (former) best drinking buddy and her husband announce they're expecting a baby in April, you make your first trip to Babies R Us, scour Etsy for cute onesies, and head up to spend an afternoon with her friends & family over finger food & gift opening.

As mentioned last Friday, I ordered a custom onesie ages ago for this shower. This cute little blue number is a shoutout to our college town where the parents-to-be met.

I rolled up the onesie, wrapped it with my other gifts, and drove up to Maine to celebrate!

The shower was at Holly's aunt's house and was so cute & festive.

Above are the napkins - pretty & preppy & very New England.  The napkins give you a feel for the shower's color scheme.  I loved that it was clearly a shower for a little boy but it didn't feel like you were drowning in baby blue.

The star of the shower besides, of course, the mother-to-be, were the desserts.  Check out this little fondant baby on the cake...

...and three tiers of delicious cupcakes!

Hope you all are having a great long weekend!  Happy President's Day & stay hungry!


  1. I'm pretty sure you win at baby showering - that onesie is ADORABLE.

    And what a cool color scheme! Looks like fun.

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  3. Beautiful presents, what a lucky baby! I'm going to sound slightly ridiculous here, but I find that cake a little creepy!Rx

  4. The onsie is such a cute idea Caitlin......I'm so copying that!! We have four babies due in the next few months in my family!! I know what I'm gettin. Lol. :-) Did you have any luck finding the heart wreath at Marshalls?!?!

    1. Well, may I suggest entering our giveaway from Friday? That can help with one of those onesies :)

      And no, no luck at Marshall's. They have moved out the Valentine's Day stuff for St. Patty's and Easter stuff. Oh well... better luck next year!


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