Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Shower for Baby B

One of my best friends from college is pregnant with a little boy due in May. We threw a shower for her this past weekend to celebrate Baby B's impending arrival. It was my favorite kind of shower- good food, booze, and unwrapped gifts that the mom-to-be "opened" at home.

Jules isn't the type to "ooh" and "ahh" over teensy jumpers and crib sheets, so it fit her perfectly. It was more celebration than shower and definitely more sophisticated that cutesy.

It's hard to see in this picture, but the flowers were gorgeous. There were probably twelve vases bunched together with small amounts of flowers scattered throughout. I always tend to do one large centerpiece and this was just as striking, if not more so. I'm definitely going to try to recreate this at the next shower I throw.

 The party matched Jules' nursery- modern gray and white with pops of yellow.

Jen, Al, Caroline, Jules, E, me.

 Mom-to-be mingling with guests.

Our hostess gifts were so pretty that I didn't want to open it!

I was asked to bring cake pops to the shower. I've made cake pops maybe one time in my life and it was not a pretty sight. Knowing myself and my general dislike for baking combined with my psychotic special occasion induced perfectionism, I thought this was a task best left to a professional. My roommate and my sanity both later thanked me for this decision.

Happy with my plan to outsource, I googled "Cake Pops Dallas" and ran across the Cake Pop Shoppe. Susan was so helpful and her cake pops were delicious and SO cute! I will never again make another cake pop in my entire life. I sent her the invitation and she took it from there. We ordered vanilla, red velvet, and raspberry white chocolate- and from what I heard, all were a hit. She's in Dallas so I was able to pick them up, but from the looks of things, she delivers all across the country as well. Highly recommended!


Tiffany Anne said...

Very pretty flowers! The cake pops look awesome too!

julesjenk said...

Ah thanks Natty!!! Baby B appreciates the blog post!! Thanks for all your help with the shower! It was wonderful!!!