A baby shower


On Saturday night I hosted a dinner party in honour of a friend who is having her first baby next month. There were 14 lovely ladies in attendance, plus three more who came for dessert. I like entertaining, but I was a little nervous about hosting for so many people on my own. I was also afraid we would not all fit in my dining room! Luckily, it turned out well.

I didn't want this to be a traditional shower, but rather a sophisticated evening of good food and wine - plus some really cute baby things! Instead of cards, all of the girls brought a copy of their favourite children's book and signed the inside cover. We pooled together to purchase a newborn photo shoot for after the little one arrives.

For dinner I made two different types of vegetarian lasagnas - which were made the day before and cut down on the day-of stress. I raided my mother-in-laws for decor items, and my friend made these lovely white vases (spray-painted wine bottles). We had a really fun night, and it was a good reminder of how enjoyable girls nights are.

Linking up with Tatertotsandjello ,The Weekend File and Tell me Tuesday.


kell said...

This looks so pretty, I love the sparkles on the cake!

Katie said...

what a beautiful shower! i'm sure she loved it!

Unknown said...

The shower looks beautiful! I love all the white--just simple and clean :)

Unknown said...

Wow!! Your decorations look gorgeous! You did a great job and it looks like everyone had a great time! Thanks for linking up at Tell Me Tuesday:)

jessica said...

Everything looks gorgeous! So simple and girly, I love it! I think twinkle lights make everything more perfect :)

gayle said...

I love everything about this baby shower! If I ever have a baby, I want my shower to be sophisticated like this one. AWESOME job!

Thanks for linking up with us on Life Lately this week!

Gayle | Grace for Gayle

Unknown said...

This baby shower looks awesome! I'm your newest follower :)


Anonymous said...

Thank you SO much for the amazing shower, more than a girl could dream of. It was perfect in every way. The time, effort and love you put into it definitely shone through! xo