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.