Sunday, October 8, 2017

Baby Shower For Jess

The baby shower turned out lovely.  It was at Jess' mother-in-law's house, and we all worked together to make it a special day for Jess.   The desserts were scrumptious.  She bought several different kinds of desserts at a new bakery in town.
Lots of tulle around the house,
and a cute hanging banner.
In the front room was a big vase of red roses.  They were beautiful, and a perfect shade of red.
We served tea sandwiches, 6 different salads, and champagne cider. 
Nel doing last minute touches.
Jess' mother-in-law found the most darling Alice in Wonderland items at an antique shop, and later told Jess she could take them home with her.
In the back yard, some tables were set up, and there were two large pots of Mums gracing the doorway.
The tables outside were decorated with roses and children's books.
One of the games we played was so much fun.  We gave each guest three clumps of play dough, and they had to make a baby out of it.  After, Jess looked at them all, deciding on which one she liked the best, and that person received a gift.  My 90 year-old aunt even made one!
Prizes for the games, which I picked out myself.
Jess spent some time before the shower making the cutest favors.  She put a cupcake in each tea cup for all her guests.
She made these sweet tags and attached them to the tea cup with a tea bag and ribbon.
Me and Nel both wanted this tea cup.  We thought it was gorgeous.  I told Nel to take it.  ; )
Jess got so many special gifts. 
A mount from mama.
There were tea cups everywhere!  Most of them were treasures that belonged to Jess' mother-in-law, and some of them belonged to a friend of the family who let us use them for the shower.

When the guests were leaving, we asked them to write a special message on a diaper, so Jess could read them later...maybe during the late night feedings when she's tired and needs encouragement the most.
And each guest got to pick a favor to take home.
It was such a nice shower, and I want to thank Nel for all her amazing ideas and hard work that went into making this day a memorable one for her sister.



Sherry said...

what joy offered for such a lovely occasion ♥
every detail, gift, sentiment, and more ..
surely a memory for the books.

Sylvia said...

Such a beautiful shower and looks like so much though and fun went into it.

Regine Karpel said...


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Sheri,
You both made this such a special day for Jess. What a magical day.
Everything looked so beautiful.

Susie said...

Sheri, I love it. All the beautiful teacups and gifts. The ideas were awesome. Your daughters are so pretty and their mommy. I am so happy Jess has a great mother-in-law also. I know that makes you feel good too. I would have been hanging around that dessert tray. LOL. They all look so tasty. Blessings, xoxo,love you, Susie

Anonymous said...

Everything is beautiful! So many great ideas to make this shower memorable and very unique. The food looks delicious. Such a joyful time to share together.

nieneke nia said...

Wow a lovely shower .everything looks so great ..
Like its takking from a magazine
Lots of hugs from Greece

Sandi said...


Great decor!

Kind of giggling at the late night notes...imagining my exhausted self with one eye barely open, fighting for an emergency diaper in the dead of night, only to inadvertantly grab an inspirational note instead...

Karen said...

So much planning and love went into all the details of the baby shower. It was fascinating to see the flowers, decorations, favors, tea cups, refreshments and gifts. Thank you for sharing the photos. I wish Jess, her husband and the baby all the best. And blessings to you as grandmother.

Sigrid Pulido said...

What a nice American tradition! We don't have that in Germany. But I remember that my American sister-in-laws did baby showers too. Unfortunately I wasn't there.
I'm a tea drinker. I would have liked the tea cups too and of course the desserts.
I hope everything goes well with Jess when her time comes!

mona gabriel said...

Such a beautiful baby shower. I can't wait to meet the baby.

Love, Mona

Marilyn Miller said...

What a wonderful shower and tea party. I can tell there was much thought and love put into the planning of this special party.

Pilar said...

Wonderful baby shower Sheri, and Jess looks beautiful! I love the tea cup theme and gifts! I also love that the guest left Jess encouraging messages on the diapers!


what a charming baby shower. everything looked perfect, indeed.

Cherish happy moments said...

love the tea objets!

baili said...

what DELIGHTFUL event!!!

Gorgeous settings !
Marvelous crockery! and lots of fun while eating and playing .

either i use banners (handmade by myself) when celebrate birthdays of my sons.
I loved most the idea of leaving message for Jess written!

My heartiest best wishes that may she see hr baby soon in her desperate arms happy and healthy ,amen

Nel is awesome girl with brilliance and wisdom as she arranged everything so elegantly !
Congrats to her

claire said...

Stunning! This is all so beautiful, these tea cups, ideas, roses and I adore most this vintage bunny from " Alice in Wonderland" :-)
Really marvellous baby shower!

It's me said...

Wowwww i really really really like it all........loooooooove from me Ria xxx 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

Susan said...

Oh Sheri...SOOOOO enchanting. Loved your post. Sounds and looks like it was a totally gorgeous shower. Lucky Mama, Lucky Grammie. Lucky baby! Your photos were wonderful. Hugs to all. Susan

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a beautiful shower Sheri, I know your daughter loved everything. The decorations were terrific and all those beautiful tea cups.

Thanks so much for sharing this special event with us.


Linda said...

Everything looks stunning and heartwarming, Sheri! I am sure you daughter just loved this! :)

Debby said...

Everything was so beautiful and feminine. Now that's one baby shower I wouldn't want to miss!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Sheri,

The baby shower looks so beautiful and how sweet your daughters are.
Love the Alice theme and all the delicious food and pretty teacups.
Best wishes to Jess and her husband and all your family. Such exciting times.
Sending hugs

NanaDiana said...

First off- what a beautiful picture at the very end!

I love the Alice In Wonderland theme-what fun that is and I can see how much work everyone went to -ensuring the party was a big success.

Just think-soon you will be a grandmother. Make sure you pick out a name before the baby comes along to ensure that is what they will always call you. The first grandchild sets the precedent. I was Nana from baby #1...on the other "sides" we have a Gramma and a Grammy and one grandmother just has her grandchildren call her by her first

Hope everything goes smoothly for mom-to-be. I bet you all just can't wait. xo Diana

Patricia said...

What a gorgeous baby shower tea! Everything is absolutely beautiful, and I really love the little cupcakes in the teacups. So many good ideas, and you must all have had a wonderful time. I love the little babies - an idea I have never seen before. Thank you for sharing it all.

Jeanie said...

This is the best shower I've never been to! Every single detail is perfect. I loved Jess' party favors and the treats and beverages look so delish! The table decorations are wonderful -- very clever. The theme is such a wonderful one -- loads of ways you can go with everything from refreshments to decor and it could not have been done better.

You must have been so excited to see your little girl feted and treated as you expect your first Baby Grand. You'll love it!

Pam Jackson said...

Beautiful!! Looks like the shower was a blast and so well done. I love the way it was decorated and such a lovely theme to use. I loved all I saw.

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

Wow, what an amazing day you must have all had. I absolutely adore the Alice theme and there was so much attention to detail, everything looked beautiful xx

roughterrain crane said...

I love pink and white colors in your photos. They are full of pleasure and happiness.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

My goodness, what a beautiful shower this was for Jess! And she did so much work herself by making the teacups with the cupcakes as favors for guests to take! Such fun it is to have an afternoon feeling pampered, drinking tea, and enjoying all the beautiful touches! Everything was just beautiful. Lovely family you have :) Hugs and blessings!

Jean | said...

Sheri, what a beautiful occasion! The sandwiches are always my favorite thing at afternoon tea, but they're not as photogenic as all the pretty little treats. Gorgeous!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, what a lovely shower for this very special occasion in all of your lives, Sheri! Every detail is so sweet. Love all the pretty yummies, the beautiful tea-cups and those perfect roses. The Alice in Wonderland theme is wonderful, too. The cupcake teacups are the perfect ending. Your daughter's are beautiful and I know that you are all so excited for the new arrival. Sending hugs xo Karen

Carla from The River said...

I absolutely love the day. WOW! What a special day indeed. I love tea cups. The Alice in Wonderland theme is so precious.
Thank you for sharing the day.

Jody Gabara said...

Sheri, thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful, fun baby shower for Jess!! I loved the theme and vintage teacups everywhere!! It was definitely a fantastic party!! Photos were great!!
Hugs, Jody ♥

Lowcarb team member said...

Just fabulous to see this post.
Thank you for sharing your lovely photographs.

My good wishes to you all.

All the best Jan

Stephanie said...

Sweet friend, I so enjoyed catching up with you this morning. I am still swooning over the beautiful shower. My oh my, what an abundance of loveliness! The decorations, the food, and even the gifts to take home took my breath away.

I hope you are well, dear Sheri. Thinking of you and wishing you the loveliest day! Hugs to you!

Red Rose Alley said...

Thank you for your sweet comments. Me and Jess appreciated them all. : )

H*Peans said...

BEautiful! Your daughter is beautiful and glowing. I love the teacups with cupcakes in them, and the playdoh game is so cute. I'm going to do that with my sister's upcoming shower. So much fun!

Anonymous said...

What an exciting time for all of you. How beautiful Jess' face, she's beaming with joy.
I am absolutely head-over-heels in love with this theme. The tags almost made me cry. <3 And what a perfect game idea, play-doh.
LOVE every bit.
Many blessings to Jess and her husband, and to all of you.

Rose said...

I bet that was a fun time for all! And all so beautiful.