I am currently enormously pregnant–Baby #2, a girl, is due exactly one week from today. And since my first is a boy, and since my friends and I love throwing parties, my sweet girlfriends, Monika, Laina, & Tiffany, threw me a shower. And what a shower it was! Marigold Mom was quite impressed with the gorgeous event they put together. It felt so wonderful to be the guest of honor. Being a mom can be an exhausting, thankless, and seemingly endless job at times, but on this particular night, I was pampered and showered with love by my dear friends. It was rather wonderful. So here’s my disclaimer: this is not a Marigold Mom event. I’m just showing off my awesome friends. =) For full details on everything, check out Monika’s website.
Food & Drink
I didn’t know what pâtisserie was, and you might not either. Actually, I didn’t even realize the pâtisserie part of the shower until I read Monika’s post–I just knew it was Paris themed and had amazing food and lovely decorations. That’s the preggo brain for you. But Monika does an excellent job explaining it….
Pâtisserie is the French word for a bakery that specializes in pastries and sweets; add coffee to that mix and you get a combination that reminds me of Angie. Let’s just say that many of our party planning meetings are over coffee and a scone, and we’re known to deliver our latest baked creations back and forth. It’s a beautiful friendship.
And it’s true. I do love my baked items and my coffee. And food in general. And I had been unhappy with my pregnancy weight gain, so I’d been eating paleo for the two weeks prior to the shower. So you can just imagine how wonderful all the food was to me. In fact, when I sat down with my plate everyone else had a few items on their small plates, and my mine was overflowing. I felt like a pig for a minute or two, but then got over it and ate everything. After all, it would be rude not to sample all those items my friends had put so much work into preparing.
- Various cheeses and crackers
- Olives, pickles, dried fruit, and nuts
- Roasted tomato tarts
- Croissants and baguette with chocolate almond butter and jams
- French macarons
- Petits fours
- Eclair bites
- Sparkling lemonade
- Ice water
- Coffee (a Keurig machine with a variety of options)
The decor was sweet and vintagey and lacey and pink. And simply lovely.
This chandelier was sent to Monika from Lot 26 Studios to use at an event, and was the perfect addition to the shower!
Favors & Printables:
Monika designed all the printables and did the party favors, which were three flavors of Harney & Sons tea. And they are all amazing!
Probably one thing I loved most about my shower was the “Wishes for Bebe” everyone offered. Monika designed these cards and everyone filled one out for my Baby Girl. My husband and I simply loved reading through all the all the sweet things everyone “wished” for our baby. I cried a little while reading, but that’s just the hormones.
So a very special thank you to my wonderful friends for throwing me such a lovely shower. It was everything I wanted! I love you girls!
Planning & Design: Hello Brielle & Friends
Photography: Tiffany Nicole Photography
Printables: Hello Brielle Designs
Chandelier: Lot 26 Studio
Macarons: A Sweet Design