My second and final baby shower was just as fabulous as the first. Although the theme was very different, it suited me perfectly. Especially since I got to wear a tiara.
Nothing says “Katie Bower” like a dollar-store Irish Princess crown. And nobody knows me better than these two ladies:
That’s my little sister Lori (whom I affectionately call Nornie…long story) and my dear Little Debbie (whom I lovingly call Mom). You may remember that Lori gave me the recent gift of her mad photog skills…which, by the way, you guys were ridiculously gracious in all your compliments. Seriously…I blushed so bad reading through them that I peed pink. Not really but that would’ve been cool.
Anyhoo…back to the topic. My mom & sis decided that since the event would take place the week of St. Patrick’s day that they would host a Irish themed shower. Not only did it give us a chance to celebrate our friends across the pond but it also honored my dad’s family – who proudly boasts Scotch-Irish blood. Heck – even my maiden name – Katie Hughes – was very ‘green’.
It all started on a Saturday afternoon just in time for lunch. The guests were greeted inside by this stuffed lad and a sign-in mat so that everyone could write a little message to Will. Plus – now my little boy will have the perfect outfit on his first St. Patty’s day. Although…I might have to alter that shirt…that kid’s not gonna need to have an open invitation for the ladie’s lips 🙂
Since the shower was in my mom’s home, she decided to decorate all the tables with greenery including moss, folliage and framed Irish quips and blessings.
Oh – and bowls of green M&Ms were at every turn. Believe me, I wasn’t complaining 🙂
When the majority of people had arrived, my mom opened the buffet and everyone settled in to feast on the food…
…which was green. Yes. Even the deviled eggs were dyed greenish in honor of the theme.
And if the natural color of the item wasn’t lime or apple-hued…then the hosts remedied the situation with food coloring. Can I just take a moment right now to applaud the inventor of food coloring? Seriously…it might be the best invention ever. Like up there with toilet paper and the Sham-wow.
All of the guests were asked to continue the green-theme by sporting something green in their attire. Some people feel like that request would be imposing on the personal sense of style of guests – me? I think it’s just too darn fun. Besides…P. Diddy does it when he throws his Clorox Party. And I am the cheesy girl version of Sean Combs. kinda.
Just look at all my famous friends:
ok. so me and Puff Daddy have very little in common. I am working on it though. Just wait till my rap single comes out – Bacon, Babies & Bad Jokes. I’m on the cover with Lady Gaga makeup. It’s gonna be hot.
Almost as hot as these peeps on the couch with me & Little Debbie…that’s Jeremy’s mom & grandma. It was such an honor to have them come down to attend the shower…and the fact that we got to snap a few shots together before I pop means that we have four generations of family members on this sofa.
Of course, the point of any shower is to get the gear for the new addition – and these women didn’t disappoint. In fact, I was COMPLETELY overwhelmed with the crazy generosity of my friends and family. I even got duplicates and triples of some items! And since Jeremy was in charge of our registry, I was genuinely surprised by the items that were wrapped in each and every box and bag. It really made the gift-opening so much more exciting!
Speaking of exciting…did you know that when you are pregnant that your belly can be touching both your boobs and your inner thighs AT THE SAME TIME?!?!? Yeah. It can. It’s illustrated a little bit right here for all you disbelievers:
So that’s a recap of my final baby shower – an Irish themed party fit for a princess! Afterwards it was so fun to show&tell my boyfriend all the items that we received. And yes, I even verbally explained to my giant belly each and every gift as well as stories of the giftgivers. We want Will to appreciate all his baby gear afterall 🙂
All this baby talk gets me thinking about preparing for little additions…so do you guys have any tips on how to get ready? Or maybe you have a go-to present for prepping new mommies for their babies? Or perhaps you just want to say that you are totally for a themed party or shower and love dictating to people how to dress almost as much as I do? Or maybe…just maybe…you see how me and Diddy are practically cut from the same cloth? Seriously. Just call me K. Biddy from now on, ok?