Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I want a ball...I want a party

This past Saturday was my baby shower and it turned out so nice I thought. I'm not the hugest fan of showers (bridal or baby), so I had a lot of rules for the party throwers. I wanted it to be pop culture based, entertaining, and fun. Hopefully everyone enjoyed themselves. We had some delicious food, that I couldn't stop eating, provided by my lovely Aunts (Becky, Peggy, and Lori) and my Grandma...thanks so much!
We talked for a bit


ate some food, played some games (including celebrity baby name memory, famous tv moms quiz, and a mega round of encore using the word "baby".




and then the crowd opened up presents. The idea of sitting there opening gifts while everyone stared at me was just not appealing to me, so I decided that the guests would open up the presents....I liked that a lot better.











I got a lot of cute stuff...seriously. Cute outfits, swimsuits, accessories, and blankets. Here is a quilt that my cousin-in-law Nena and Aunt Gail made for me. Nena took her inspiration from the dots that I had bought for the nursery walls and ran with it....I thought it turned out adorable. With the same fabrics she decorated some onesies, and made little booties....too cute.



Thank you to everyone who came and participated...and thank you so much for the gifts. Love you all!

13 comments:

dirty>south said...

that quilt is kind of bomb.

ok, 4th photo down. It looks like Daishan is getting trouble from Becky.

April said...

Wish I cold have been there to help you celebrate! And OH MY, LOVE LOVE LOVE the quilt!!!

Kimmy said...

It was a good time, if I do say so myself. It was fun to have a chance to hang out with everyone and celebrate. I'm glad you had a good time and everything met with your approval...well, I guess that's what happens when you end up helping with your own shower. :)

melanie said...

I have to say I'm so proud of my choice in seating. Love that the camera never stared me in the face. It's easier on the esteem when the room is full of long legged beauties, ha!

You did get some mighty cute things. Now I can't wait to see baby girl wearing some of it. (as are you I'm sure!) It was a great time and so good to see you.

Jenifer said...

Baby showers almost make me want to have more:) Love that quilt! Oh my gosh. Looks like a great afternoon, 4 weeks to go!

camery said...

I will have to say I do NOT like my choice of seating. Apparently, sitting behind you was a big mistake in my attempt to avoid the camera. Lucky for you, you have enough pictures of me to last for quite a while.
The shower was really fun. And the food was DELICIOUS!
Oh, and if I should ever chance to have another child, I am stealing a few of your friends for my next shower. You really scored on the gifts! :)
Love you!

Nina said...

Glad you had such a great Baby Shower!!! Looks like you gt some really cute items and I love the idea of having the guests open gifts!

Piper said...

What a nice day for everyone! That quilt is amazing! Who's house? It's very nice.
Hang in there Angie!

mumovearls said...

Ok really I was hoping is if our gift was the best one you got you would name the child after me... Ha! No... Why not?... At least tell us the name frist?
I'm so glad you loved the quilt, it came out better than I imagined it! Ha! look at my smirk in the second to the last picture. Can't wait to see your baby wearing all the cute outfits she got! I LOVED the ones Aunt Peggy brought! What a great party-It was done Earl style!-n

Mandi said...

It looks like a total BLAST! I am sorry I missed it. It will be so nice to have all the new stuff for the baby! Getting close...
P.S. Nena- Where's our quilt?? Lol Kenna is your own niece and you and mom gave her...NADA! JK
It turned out BEAUTIFUL!

Em K DUB said...

Best Shower EVER!!!!!! Thank heaven for your family. . . .they know how to do stuff and do it right!

Hey, I nominate dyou for something, so you should check it out on my page!

Colleen said...

That quilt is awesome! What a great blanket to hold your baby girl! And I love that you had everyone open their presents, great idea!

April said...

Ok, I think I NEED to make this quilt. Any chance you can ask your relatives to give me a mini tutorial on how it was done? Thanks!!!