25 November 2013

a baby shower for sister

Screen Shot 2013-11-25 at 6.44.37 PM.png A few weeks ago we gathered up a group of fantastic women to celebrate my sister's baby! Little Baby Girl M is scheduled to arrive in early January and we are all so over the moon. My mom and I wanted to throw a cozy little gathering for Kate and her ladies, so we decide to host a lunch at a local coffee shop. They were easy to work with and affordable, so it suited us perfectly.

The overwhelming theme of the day was, of course, sending so much good cheer and love into the universe for Kate and her husband and their yet-to-be-born wee one, but there were some cute details thrown in too. Here are the little bags of organic strawberry jelly beans and m&ms.

My mom made an incredible banner with hand cut letters and polka dot background paper. We also handed out cards for everyone to share their well-wishes and advice for the new mama. On the back, guests could fill in their wishes for Baby M. My cousin had a similar card at her shower and so I searched Pinterest to find inspiration for the wording.

Though we skipped the games, we did have one other optional activity at the shower. To be honest, I wasn't sure if I was the only person who would like it, but my mom assured me no one would roll their eyes at it. We had pages, each with a letter written on it, and then supplied markers and crayons for everyone to make their own page of an alphabet book for my future niece! The drawings turn out pretty hysterical and odd, which is just what we were looking for. At least Baby Girl M will know one thing... what her mama's friends may lack in drawing skills, they make up for with creativity and enthusiasm.

Love you, Sister, and can't wait to meet that little puddin' soon. I am going to dress her in baby jeggings and teach her how to terrorize you :)

Also, here's a beautiful post my mom wrote about becoming a grandmother.


  1. So exciting! I'm thrilled for you! And now I'm following you mom's blog too! :)

  2. It was a perfect shower. Baby girl is already so lucky to have such great family and friends. She'll love her Aunt and Nana so much!

  3. Oh Christine, I love how you documented the day and all the love it was filled with and inspired by. You have become the keeper of family history now. Nana was always going to write a book, a journal, something to savor all the wonderful memories in, but that never got off the ground. You are the one who is picking this up and running with it in your own special way. So enjoyable!

  4. New hair ? It's so short, but really suits you !

  5. I am sure that Nan would have said, "It was a lovely day." Well done ladies, well done.


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