Sunday, April 3, 2011

shower for sister

my sister jen is expecting a baby girl in about a month. my other sisters, my mom, and i decided to throw her a baby shower. we kept it simple but wanted everything to be very pink and girly. i am so excited that she is having a girl. i just love girly things.

we had the shower at my sister christina's house. this has been the place where we all seem to gather lately. we were on a tight budget so i was happy that we got to reuse a bunch of things that i already had. for decorations we tied the curtains with tissue paper flowers, hung my homemade party garland, and got lots of pink balloons. the centerpieces doubled as party favors. they were rubber duckies and little ribbon tied boxes filled with spring colored m&m's. so cute. we served tea sandwiches and various salads for lunch along with strawberry lemonade and white wine sangria. i had big plans of making the same chocolate spice cake that i made for new years eve but opted to take a trip to porto's bakery instead. i bought their parisian chocolate cake and a fruit tart. yum. my sisters were worried that we would have too many sweets but really is there such a thing? we ended up having almost no leftovers.

jen was very cute and loved all her gifts. so many pink things. how could she not love them? when the party was over and everyone had gone home. miles stopped by to drop off the kids with me. we ordered chinese take out and had another sleep over. christina and i were exhausted but stayed up late anyway. the perfect ending to a party.

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