Truthfully, I was on the fence as to whether or not to have a shower this go-round. The first go-round with Liam was wonderful but I felt like maybe another shower would be a little silly given we've 'been-there-done-that'. However, my mother offered to throw us a little sprinkle and I couldn't be more happy that we did. I love any reason for a celebration and it was so lovely to mingle with friends and get to shower these little twinkles with some love.
We held the event at a space that is a favorite of ours, a french bakery in Charlotte. It has a great event space, is beautifully decorated and has the BEST desserts. We decided to have it mid-afternoon on a Saturday and make it more informal: no present opening, no games - just a laid-back opportunity to mingle and eat some good food. To help with the flow of the time, we also had a couple non-mandatory activities: a DIY floral crown bar and a photo booth with props. To accentuate the space, we went heavy on the florals as a theme (if you could call it that) which fit in nicely with the DIY floral crown bar.
I am obsessed with books and so for a guest book, I found a gorgeous and colorful book on Paris for people to leave little notes for our girls.
As a thank you for those who attended, we passed out champagne and some scrumptious goodies from both godiva and some made by a dear friend in attendance.
As a throw-back, we threw a polariod option for the photobooth. If you don't have one these cameras yet, I'd highly recommend getting one. They are so much fun both at parties and for general merriment. I nabbed some fun pinwheels to add to the backdrop and affixed them to a screen that the space happened to have on hand.
Overall, it was the perfect event. A little bit a lovely, a lot of great food, and filled with lots of love & support. I rarely regret a get-together and these days it is so easy to pass with how crazy everyone's schedules are. And I owe my mother a special thanks for throwing the shower for me - she really is fantastic and I am so thankful to have her.
Flowers (arranged by me)