From Whitney... I (along with the AMAZING help of Britney!) had the honor of throwing a baby shower for my friend, Emily. I am so excited for Emily and Andrew (I went to High School with Andrew) and their little boy-on-the-way. Emily is an elementary school teacher so I thought it would be cool to play off that theme for the shower. The chalkboard easel is the product of my first Craigslist transaction. I am "very lucky to own it because the seller is an arteeest". (her words, not mine.)
The ladies sat and gossiped (not really gossiped, but thats what men think women do when they get together) while the lunch was being prepared. Its now officially against the law to have a party and NOT have pom poms present. It was very hard for my perfectionist-self to handwrite the menu out on the chalkboard menu. (thanks to computers i never have to) But I guess it helped give it a more authentic school-y feel. We served chicken salad sandwiches wrapped in true lunch-sack fashion. PS. I am SO proud of myself for making the table-runner. When everything was ready we let the masses come and eat. The beautiful mommy-to-be with her cafeteria lunch tray.
While the ladies ate I handled story time. We secretly got Emily's students to write advice to Mrs. Moulton. WOW. The things kids say. Please excuse this hideous face. But this is me reading the "advice".
Emily's mom and Andrew's mom brought baby pictures from the two of them. They are going to make one handsome, TALL boy. Covered books were stacked on the piano for decoration. I personalized a comp book for all the shower memorabilia to go in. i.e. who gave what present and little wishes the guests wrote to baby Moulton. Then the after-school snack was served. Peanut butter and jelly bars (of course!) and...... warm (literally. I was sweating it out in the kitchen during show & tell (present time) to make sure these were FRESH out of the oven) cookies and milk. And more diet coke. Women take their diet coke seriously. and I am obsessed with these skinny little cans from Target. Favors: lunch sacks filled with hot tamales with a note from "mom"! (hot tamales have nothing to do with school, they are just plain yummy) What a fun party. I couldnt have done it without Britney's help. Now we just have to wait for adorable Mr. Moulton to arrive!
Photography: Whitney Smith