One of my closest friends, Kate, insisted on throwing a “baby shower” while we were home.
I agreed that we could call it that as long as
- No silly baby shower games
- No presents (2nd kid, 2nd girl–really unnecessary)
- There had to be cake
The result was an awesome party where we got to see our friends and eat delicious cake. That over 1/2 of the women present were pregnant made it that much more awesome 🙂
It was incredibly sweet for Kate and Craig to open their home to us and the party as they’d just moved in about a week prior! I wish any of my homes had been so organized and well put together only one week in!
CAKE!!! We requested the Strawberry Grand Marnier from Konditor Meister, which not so co-incidentally was our wedding cake flavor and bakery (and cake provider of choice in Boston).
The flavor of cake is described as “Strawberry Grand Marnier – gold cake with white chocolate Mousse and fresh strawberries, G.M.” For those who are curious, the Grand Marnier is boiled with sugar and then brushed on the cake. But the boiling process burns off all the alcohol, making it child and mama-to-be safe. 🙂
E and F playing!
L-R—Curt (we met when we worked at a hotel together over 10 years ago), Jim (our first non-family visitor!), Love (my college roommate), Dylan (Ange’s husband and a sweetie) and Ravi. Sadly not pictured are Craig (Kate’s partner, and co-host!) and Tim (Dawn’s husband and fellow toddler wrangler).
Ange, who is one of my oldest friends, and I went belly to belly for a fun picture at her husband’s request! Next time we see them, we’ll both have snuggly little babies (which of course will require MORE photos, naturally!).