It was such a springy weekend – I just didn’t want to come inside! Both Saturday and Sunday had their points of dreariness and rain at one point or another, but that didn’t stop Ben and me from getting out and about.
Saturday I had my very first baby shower which had a bow tie theme – whee!
My Mom’s dear friend Luann (of Luann’s Kale Salad!) and her daughter Heidi threw the shower and had the theme picked out before Ben and I even went to Charleston and snagged some baby gentleman gear. It was a perfect fit.
These two know how to throw a party and thought of absolutely everything. I think party planning is a real skill, and they totally nailed it.
From onesies with detachable bow ties hanging from a line for me to take home (Note to self: get a mustache on a stick for hilarious photo opps!) to bow tied napkin and utensil packages,
my favorite Scratch Cupcakes (Wedding Cake and Blackout!) with bow tie printables,
and a bow tie-themed menu – there were just so many thoughtful touches that my guests and I absolutely loved. (How adorable is that quote, btw? Snif!)
We laughed and chatted while devouring fresh, yummy foods and cupcakes, naturally, and opening gifts. I’m sort of loving baby showers compared to bridal showers where all the attention is on the baby stuff, and not necessarily me. ; )
Thank you Luann and Heidi for such a wonderful afternoon. I cannot thank you enough!
Where do you shop for all your SUPER cute maxi dresses?!
Iowa Girl Eats 06.09.2013
Old Navy! It’s crazy – normally none of their non-maternity clothes fit me, but all the maternity stuff does!
Loved the pasta dish, will definitely make again. I added about a cup,of pasta water at the end just to keep everything moist.
My friend’s baby has a pacifier with a mustache attached to it. It makes for hilarious photo ops!
Holy moly, without the decorations, I would have literally never in a million years thought you were pregnant via these pics… Albeit, following your blog oober closely for your next DELICIOUS dish to try out, I have known you’re having your precious baby boy for awhile but these pictures truly had me fooled!
I’m hoped to be blessed with a baby (babyboybutofcoursenopreferenceeitherway) in the near future!)
You’re so beautiful and talented! I have tried blogging twice now, cooking related, and failed due to time commitment and lack of camera skills or just a darn good camera at all, but you are so inspiring in SO MANY WAYS!!!!!
Can’t wait to see pics of your little feller coming soon :)
What a cute theme for a baby shower!
Jan @ Sprouts n Squats 06.04.2013
Yum this looks really delicious! I have not had primavera in years but I always used to love it.
Sara B. 06.04.2013
Such a cute baby shower theme! All the food looked amazing! PS – I heard your radio commercial on my drive to work yesterday morning!
Katie @ Blonde Ambition 06.04.2013
What an amazing baby shower! The bowtie theme is TOO cute!
I pretty much live off Farmers Market meals during the spring and summer…this sounds so good! Ain’t nobody got time to simmer a tomatoey meat sauce for 45 minutes over a blazing hot stove :P
Made your pasta primavera recipe last night with all of those veggie left over from previous day’s BBQ and it was great! Super light and fresh!
Sylvia @ reelflavor.com 06.04.2013
What a cute boy baby shower! Congrats btw! This pasta dish looks so fresh and yummy. I just picked up some pasta last night and am going to make something similar this week! Yum!
The bowtie theme is so darn cute ! I feel like now mustaches are all the rage but the bowtie theme is just adorable and so modern and cute and i love the cupcakes and also how the silverware is even wrapped up ! hope you had a great time !
Arnela Dubinovic 06.04.2013
I have enjoyed reading your blog for a while now. All the food you make looks delicious. I also enjoy your segments on KCCI news. I will be making your Baked Chicken Parmesan this weekend. Looks like you had a wonderful baby shower. I just had one of those cupcakes the other day for the first time and I am in love which is not good. Good luck with rest of your pregnancy and can’t wait to see pictures of your little guy on the blog.
Amy O 06.04.2013
Loved seeing your shower! So fun! And I will be making this pasta tonight!
Cat Yates 06.03.2013
What a fun idea for a baby shower! Soon, very soon. :)
Oh…. my… god… I want one of my friends to get knocked up just so I can steal that theme… so stinkin’ cute!
[email protected] Enough Light 06.03.2013
I’ve read your blog for a while now. Found you through Pinterest. The baby shower looks fun! I need one of those cupcake places near me. ;) Also, I was tickeled to see the picture of you and Luann and Heidi. Luann is one of my sister’s best friends. My nieces played with Heidi (& her siblings) when they were little. Small world!
The cutest baby shower ever!
SUCH a cute shower! While I’m technically a party planner, I never get to do fun details like that. If I had my way, it’d be super detailed adorbs parties allll the time! This pasta reminds me a bit of Noodles & Co.’s new Garden Pesto Saute of which I’ve been a wee bit obsessive since I discovered it last month. So good!
Such a pretty shower! Huge congrats again!
Love this pasta. The veggies with the pasta look SO good!
I love pasta dishes that I can make using my farmers market finds. This looks fresh, healthy and yummy!