Last week my sister and I hosted a baby shower for our sister-in-law. The “guestbook” was a thumbprint tree from Bleu de Toi. There’s even a baby bird snuggled in between the mama and the papa where the parents can stamp the baby’s thumb. Adorable!
We set the bar with striped straws, snapdragons and baby pictures of the parents-to-be and their mothers.
Fresh tangerine and ruby-red grapefruit juice plus prosecco for making your own mimosas. We also had iced bottles of French lemonade, sparkling fruit sodas, homemade peach iced tea and sparkling water. The bar tablecloth was pink and blue because we don’t know yet if the baby will be a boy or a girl.
Recognize those nuts?
My mom made her now-famous crab dip which we served with homemade potato chips. For lunch we had 4 kinds of quiche: a classic Lorraine, spinach and cheddar, broccoli and cheddar and sweet potato with Swiss chard and goat cheese.
Goodies for the mom-to-be.
Goodies for the guests: mini English toffees my mom smuggled in her suitcase from FoodStuffs, our favorite gourmet foodshop back in Chicago.
Next week, the games and prizes. Hint, the theme was the word “baby.”
Tell us, do you have any experience throwing baby showers? What worked well and what didn’t? More importantly, are you an aunt? I’m getting very excited about that!
Have a wonderful weekend!