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a baby shower brunch

Funny story. My sweet friends planned a baby shower for me, a brunch on a Saturday morning. But then I surprised us all by going into labor that Thursday evening, over a month before my due date. When they came to see me at the hospital they insisted we cancel the shower. "No way!" I said, knowing how much work they had already gone to. "The shower is on, I will be there!"

I was due to be released from the hospital Saturday morning at 11 AM. The shower was at 10. "I'm going to need to get discharged early on Saturday," I said to the nurse. "I have a baby shower I need to get to." The nurse looked up at me, "Well you might need to be late for the shower." I replied, "No, see... the shower is for me!" And then all the nurses laughed, and yes, I made it to the shower on time.

It was a lovely morning, in a beautiful setting, with so many of my friends and family. And the food was delicious. So good in fact that I had to contact each person who made something and get the recipe for myself. And of course, I'll share with you (just download this PDF).

The color palette was citrus shades of orange, yellow and a bit of red and green. The sweet invitations were done by my friends over at Blonde Designs (I've edited some information for privacy).

And for favors, my friends made little jars of homemade strawberry jam, which is what JR and I gave out as favors at our wedding. I couldn't believe they had gone to all that work, and the jars looked so pretty sitting out on the table.

I admit I have changed my tune about baby showers. I used to be a strict enforcer of the one-shower-per-person rule. One really great shower for your first baby, and that's it. Friends tried to throw a shower when I had Bee, and I refused, I really hate to be the center of attention. But after struggling for some time to have a baby this go round, I am all about celebrating babies, whether it's your first or your fourth!

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Reader Comments (25)

Hi there,

Wow baby shower comes once in anyone’s life… great event


09.8.2010 | Unregistered CommenterBaby gifts

i agree. every baby needs to be celebrated! congratulations...and what a beautiful shower! :)

09.13.2010 | Unregistered Commenterjenn

I couldn't agree more... celebrate the sweet life of the baby....the more celebrations (and children?!), the merrier! :)

09.21.2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrenna

Hi there,

Wow this brunch idea is really so orange and cool


10.11.2010 | Unregistered CommenterBaby gifts

I just found your blog and am so impressed with all the craftiness! What a beautiful shower your friends threw for you. Did they make the paper laterns too? If so, could you share that with us?

11.12.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Morris

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