Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Shower #1

We had our first shower this weekend!!!

It was absolutely wonderful! Approximately 30 of our family and friends came out to welcome Owen - the love and support was overwhelming. We are so lucky and blessed, I can't wait for Owen to meet all of these amazing people!

The shower was hosted by my awesome mom and held at a local restaurant on the lake. My BFF handmade the invitations, organized a few games, baked cookie favors for each guest, and worked her butt off all day long lol she's the best! I will never be able to thank them enough for throwing us such an beautiful shower!

The theme was rubber duckies and they went alllllllllllllll out with it:

The place settings

The table scape - rubber duckies galore!

 The adorable centerpieces

 Custom ducky banner that says "Welcome Baby Owen"

The delicious cake that my mom picked out herself

Owen and I with the cake

Shower guests, enjoying the party

The overflowing gift table

The aftermath - it looked like Babies R Us threw up all over our living room lol

Everything was so great - the decor, the food, the company.... it was just an absolutely perfect day! We could not have asked for anything more and we are so so so grateful! I actually started crying once we were done opening everything and I was thanking everyone for coming - I just couldn't believe how loved he is already.

We are so lucky that we actually got most of our "big ticket" items and we had a few duplicates to return, which worked out great because we had just enough in store credit from them to buy his car seat! AND we still have another shower to go! I have no idea where we're going to put all of this stuff lol but it's very exciting :o)

3 comments:

Girl of The Grove said...

The party theme turned out really cute! Kudos to your friend. : )

We are currently renovating our house as well...so I feel your frustrations!!

Faith said...

wow, your friends threw a great shower! and they were so generous! Owen is so loved!

dave and jenn said...

Wow! What a great shower! Looks like you got a ton of great stuff, and you looked so pretty too.

Save that "Welcome baby Owen" banner and bring it with you to the hospital!