This last weekend I threw a baby shower for a close friend of mine. To show how
lame shy I am she is one of the few close friends I made in college that I stay in touch with since leaving. Quality over quantity right? We both had our oldest girls around the same time and now she is having her second which turns out to be a boy! Having two girls and two nieces and having friends that mostly have girls I’m use to the color’s pink and purple with ruffles and bows; basically ALL things girly. This shower was so fun to be able to do something new that was still super cute and that didn’t involve any of those “girly” things.
My inspiration came from these invitations Sara and I found at Goodwill almost a year ago. Neither of us had any reason to use them but they were just so darn cute to not buy! I think I’m converted to pre-made invitations since I’ve always made my own. For the actual shower I just continued with the nautical theme and colors from the invites in the decorations and food.
The day of the shower turned out perfectly! It was a small affair which I loved and it allowed me to focus more on details since there were so few of us and it felt more relaxed.
The shower was in the morning so I did more brunch type foods, mini pancake stackers, mini quiche, a fruit salad and then of course some sweet things.
Can we stop and just take in the beauty of this cake?! I’m so happy with it and I didn’t even make it! Perhaps that’s why I like it so much. I’ll let you in on a little secret about me, I’m TERRIBLE at baking cakes. I’ve never had a good experience when making one. So for this shower I knew right away I wasn’t even going to attempt! Luckily I found someone in my neighborhood that does cakes out of her home. In my desperation all I wanted was something that looked cute but turns out she can make an amazing cake that not only looks great but tastes divine! This is a cake I’m going to crave and will pay money again just to eat it.
Now if only that little guy could come so I can hold him! I may have a weakness for newborns.