Tuesday, April 21, 2009

We Loved You So Much, We Threw a Party for You Before You Were Born!

And that is exactly why I absolutely love baby showers. This little person is about to start his life - that's a pretty awesome occasion! So what could be more fitting than a party?

We had one at my house this past Sunday for Baby Jack Hutchings! He is due to make his world debut on June 12th, and we are very excited to meet him and have him join his mama, Megan, daddy,Web, and Big Brother Vance!

Jack's nursery is themed with little woodland creatures, so Meagan and I thought little birdies and nature-y things would be a good theme for the shower.
Me, The Mama, and Meagan. Like we need an excuse to party. However, during the shower, I did picture wee Jack wearing a party hat and holding a fork, wanting a bite of some cupcake in utero.
Megan and her sweet mama...

Some of the ladies that attended the shower...Megan had friends from work, Junior League and her sorority help her celebrate!

Kim, Megan and Rachel...seriously, I had a hard time eating because Kim and Rachel were making me laugh so hard. They are two of the funniest people I've ever met. They're also two of the most creative...
...and are responsible for this amazing "tablescape." Rachel made the addictive peanut-butter-filled-chocolate cupcakes, and Kim painted the plates upon which they were displayed and the eggs in the nest. They have more creativity in their eyelashes than I do in my entire body.
The menu...chicken salad croissants, pineapple cheese casserole, broccoli salad, spinach dip, the fab cupcakes and fruit tea. I haven't heard of anyone becoming deathly ill after leaving, so I think the food was ok.
Little Moo opening her prezis...she got some very cute outfits, some baby basics and a bouncy seat that converts into a toddler rocking chair!
Guests were asked to leave a little note of advice or encouragement for Megan...
...and put them in a little album for her to read after Baby Jack arrives!
My gift for Jack...a personalized basket I made and some of the blankets that match his nursery bedding.
And last, but not least, a sweet "tweet" for the guests to take with them!

We cannot wait for Baby Jack to get here!



Allyson said...

Wow, what a great shower! Love the theme. Jack is going to just love his bedding because Gavin sure does!

Whitney said...

Looks like y'all had a blast! What a great party!

Megan L Hutchings said...

Seriously...I will never be able to thank you enough :)! It was such a wonderful shower and a great way to celebrate Jack's pre-arrival!!!

Ditto on Kim and Rachel...I LOVE THEM!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

The shower looks wonderful...I love the invitations!

Meagan said...

It was such a fun shower!!! :-) You are the most graceful hostess and your home is always so perfect for ocasions such as this!

ariel said...

What a fabulous shower! The decorations are so neat. Very creative! I really like the basket you made too Lauren. Megan is a lucky women! Congrats!

Courtney Rogers said...

That is the cutest, most creative decorations ever! Great Shower!