You know how much I love to throw baby showers. If you didn’t, you do now! It is by far my favorite party to throw. I also love to find a “theme” that is so completely not baby that you wish it was so that everyone used it as a baby shower theme and all baby showers could be delicious. I obviously choose my themes around food because food really is what the shower is all about, who cares about the baby, am I right? Okay, you know I’m kidding since I have had baby fever since I was 4 years old, BUT there is real truth when I say chatty women and good food = a good party. I also don’t “do” baby shower games because I hate them so much, but food, that I do. I do it and do it and do it. (It’s actually disgusting how much my family loves food.)
The theme: Vespa’s + Italian Food + Fun Prints = Baby Vespa Italia. (I just invented it, so feel free to use it.)
Since we did a TINNNNYYY shower for just some near and dear friends, and since my life has been hectic lately, I sent the invitations online. There was a day in my Vogue’s Book of Etiquette life when sending an invitation online would have sent me over the edge in disgust of myself, but those days are over people. I send online invitations only with no shame. I deleted the text since it had too much personal information in there, but here was the design…
Backdrop for the photo wall.
Baby greens with homemade garlic croutons & Italian dressing
Mini Caprese with Balsamic
I bought all my favorite cookies + mini cakes. (The little cakes taste like donuts!)
What else?! I seriously can’t get enough Pellegrino – I’m sure it’s got to be bad to drink as much as I do.
Mini pizza with fresh mozzarella, spinach, mushroom, artichokes, tomatoes, italian sausage and/or proscuitto. I’m a picky pizza person and these are by far my fav pizzas ever. They were a hit at the party too!
Sisters + Mom (And Kate got some cute pictures she shared here on her blog.)
Amy! Bff’s for life (Literally, our mom’s were pregnant at the same time.) HUGE thanks to Amy for hosting the party and helping me with everything – Amy you are amazing, I love you!
Some more of the best people who ever lived.
And one of a very svelte Nana who is getting skinnier as she get’s older. That defies some law of science doesn’t it?
And the sad part of every shower is that I never get enough pictures, which leads me to the conclusion that you can never have enough pictures, ever. (And I also never get a chance to do my hair before a party either. I somehow get everything else done, but then my hair is always lame!)
So who’s next?! I thought of some more ideas for showers as I was planning this one that I must use. If you could have twin girls that would be ideal too for one of my themes… xxoo