The baby shower my friends threw for me in Sacramento definitely surprised me. I was not expecting it to turn out as great as it did. (haha – I know I should have given these two more credit, huh). Honestly, I think I was just dreading being at a park in Sacramento without a restroom close by & the extremely warm weather. Anyone from Sacramento or that frequents the area knows how hot it can get…even in September! By some divine miracle the weather turned out to be so perfect! Thankfully, I don’t think it even broke passed 86 degrees that day. The food, dessert, games, and being reunited with everyone felt amazing. I only wish the baby was actually here to see and enjoy the party for herself!
Mmmmhmm… Mama was craving Mexican food heavily in the 7th month of pregnancy.
Cake Pops from Ettores are just too kid… and adult friendly to pass up!
Everyone is guilty at least once or twice of being lured into pintrest for ideas. The inspiration I was looking for was Rice Krispy treat recipes. For some reason I have been on a Rice Krispy kick! I found some super cute heart shaped ones with one side dipped and drizzled with white chocolate. I showed my little brother the photos and he told me I would have them at the shower. I thought that was so sweet! Him and my grandmother did such a beautiful job. Too bad we didn’t get a closer shot of them.
Um… Yes. Let me introduce you to Ettore’s Red Velvet cake. I love that my friend, Megan, skipped the traditional baby shower themed decorations because this cake was presented so beautifully with the velvety red rose petals. This photo does no do this delicious cake justice.
Looking at these photos I am realizing we had a lot of desserts and sweets at the baby shower. I couldn’t help it though. This baby has had me craving all sweets, especially pastries since our second trimester together.
GAMES!! The best part of any baby shower.
Here we have the toilet paper diapering game.
Supplies: Toilet paper rolls & a willing partner.
Directions: Set a timer and create the most functional and creative you can in the allowed time.
And this was the result. I’m not sure what happened to the other three diapered babies. I think these must have been our winners.
Time to feed the baby! Another silly game requiring a partner. I think people usually use actual baby food for this game, but I didn’t want to have to torture my friends and family with that goop. We used apple sauce instead.
So one person sits and acts as the baby eating the food. The other person is blind folded feeding the baby. Clearly… some of the participants had some difficulty finding their babies mouths or even their own partners for that matter.
I didn’t realize how messy this game was going to get, but I am so glad we had plenty of water and paper towels handy.
Good ol’ classic, measuring the baby belly. This game is the easiest on to get everyone involved. No one gets messy with this game. All it takes is some scissors, some sort of ribbon or string, and a pregnant mama. Its so funny to watch people and their methods to potentially come up with the correct measurement of the Mama’s belly. Some were close and some were very off…like if I were to have been pregnant with quadruplets! To people came extremely close. Go figure, one of those people would be my mom. But she actually didn’t win. My friend, Karen, won this round.
The plate baby.
Supplies: paper plates, your head , and something to write with.
Directions: Place the paper plate on top of your head or forehead and draw a baby for the allowed time – we gave them 60 seconds.
Ugh! I hate having to be the one to chose winners, so I chose two winners. Turns out one of the winners was my own son (pink baby on the right). Since he was partially hosting the party he was disqualified. Ya, he was bummed but he ate a cake pop and got over it. So, the winner was Rolo! His baby was pretty similar to Jayce’s but his baby’s limbs just weren’t all connected (brown baby on the left).
My Sacramento Sweethearts. These lovely souls have been in my life since the 7th grade at the very least (missing two ladies)! The tall beautiful blonde and I go all the way back to kindergarten. I have truly been blessed with genuine life long friends. Now some of them just need to get going on making some babies too so my kids have life long friends to grow up with too!
Thank you all for coming to celebrate the arrival of our baby girl! We hope you all had enough to eat and enjoyed the beautiful day! We appreciate all your love and generosity!!