On Saturday my lovely sister in law organised baby shower for me. The theme was afternoon tea and she really did a brilliant job, I couldn’t have asked for a better afternoon/evening. All my friends and some of my family (and wills) came along to Will’s mum’s house and it was so lovely to have everyone I care about all in one house. The weather held up lovely and we had it in a marquee in the garden which was really nice. She decorated the marquee with lots of lovely balloons and fairy lights and little pastel lantern lights which were super pretty.
My friend made the cake and I loved it. Josh loved helping me cut it at the end and handing out all the pieces to everyone he was such a good little helper. Me and will are so lucky to have such amazing people in our life who make such an effort. The time they all put in to decorate and organise was incredible and I really can’t thank them enough. We played a few games such as guess the flavour in the nappy, predict the babies arrival date/time/weight, guess my bump size and guess the baby food. It was a real laugh and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Guess the flavour in the nappy was funny as everyone was tempted to try all the flavours as Becky had melted mint aeros and snickers in some of them and they smelt amazing. Some of the guesses in guess my bump size was offensive!! (haha) but the one group got it pretty spot on! (They also won every single game but there was a fair few of them so they had a massive advantage!) As for the baby food in dishes, some of the flavours were vile and I really don’t know how some babies eat them! Things such as chicken dinner, carrots and swede etc really weren’t for me!
We had a few drinks to celebrate and the pimms went down with everyone! I loved the afternoon tea element as I really enjoy going for afternoon tea. They covered the cake stands with a range of cakes, scones, sandwiches and cupcakes and the tables were full.
Walking in to the marquee and seeing every one sat there was so lovely and a little overwhelming to see how many people actually care. They were all so generous with their gifts they gave us. We truly are extremly lucky to have so many good people in our lives. We had so many cute outfits and hampers and the most amazing baby swing. My friend’s also clubbed together and bought us our car seat which I am so grateful for. The maxi dress I wore I am going to do a separate post on as I received some lovely maternity clothes to review. My sister in law and future mother in law did me super proud and I don’t know what I would do without either of them. I loved every small detail they put in to my baby shower and really enjoyed myself. Having Josh there was extra special and he really loved the attention while he did gymnastics in the garden with my friend’s little girl.
My one friend came all the way from Watford to be there and it really makes me appreciate the amazing friendships I have. My mum and Becky ended the baby shower with a lovely little speech as I hate public speaking and it finished the night perfectly. I will do a separate post on all the lovely gifts we received too.
Did you have a baby shower?