Whenever I’m throwing a shower, I have a tendency to “throw” myself into it Much to my husband’s dismay, I morph from the girl he married into crazed party planner, ignoring the budget and rearranging the furniture with or without help. I lose sleep, forget to eat, and make more trips to Hobby Lobby than any sane person should in a week’s time. Sadly, I love this process. I love it more when I’m throwing it for someone who can only be described as my “kindred”.
My best friend Tanya is expecting her first and couldn’t more excited. When we sat down to plan the shower, immediately we had flashbacks of wedding planning. (We were both each other’s maid of honor and decided to get married within a month of each other…What were we thinking?”) We even planned the date around when our dear friend Laura (Lark Photography) wasn’t traveling the globe and could shoot the shower. Tanya has impeccable taste, and I knew this shower had to stand out. We based our theme around this adorable invite we found on Etsy.
I got a little ambitious with the favors and made mixed berry pies in mini mason jars for the guests to take home with them. I snagged this great idea from Paiges of Style.
The bow tie cupcakes and lemon curd fruit tarts were made by my sweet friend Anna of
I got desperate at 2am and decided my only option for getting the ribbon up was hot gluing it to the trim. That was a snap decision that I’d pay for later. Clean up involved repainting the trim…
Flattering pictures? No. Ones that accurately convey our relationship? Absolutely. I love this girl so much and know she’ll make a fabulous mama.