Wednesday, August 15, 2012

My Baby Shower in Arkansas

As if one shower wasn't enough for one weekend another was thrown in the mix!
My Arkansas family hosted a baby shower for me on Sunday, the day after Alayna and Sean's party.

This was my first baby shower which I considered VERY exciting!
The venue this time was my Aunt Betty and Uncle Jimmy's house.

The theme was Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit.
Next to the framed invite was a baby book where guests could sign their name in the baby shower section.
Pretty flowers put together by my florist cousin Terry.
(Yes, I have a LOT of cousins)
I think the tables turned out beautiful!
There was a ton of fresh fruit which added color.
Of course, there were carrots to help keep with the Peter Rabbit theme.
It was cute, my 79-year old Aunt kept asking what the big deal was with the rabbit?

That same Aunt made all the cupcakes and as to be expected, did a gorgeous job!!
Who doesn't love a cupcake??
They fit in perfectly with the sherbert punch provided for guests to drink.
48 cupcakes in all, which was good because we had about 48 to 50 people in attendance.
Yes, our family is tight-knit people.
My 79(almost 80)year old, Aunt Jane.
(My Mom's sister)
I think she looks GREAT!
After searching high and low for a shower dress I found this yellow one at Macy's.
And, it was on sale!
I think it was perfect for the setting.
Even if I did buy it late in the season and am not suppose to technically wear it after Labor Day.
As I mentioned, my Aunts and cousins hosted this gorgeous shower.
Aunt Betty, Aunt Trish, cousins Lynn and Alayna and Aunt Jane.
Some of the poms from the shower the night before got recycled and hung on the mantle.
A perfect place to take pictures and open gifts.
(And, you know we never miss an opportunity to get a 4-shot of us girls when we're all together!!)
I was TOTALLY thrilled when one of my Mom's oldest friends showed up.
My Mom and brother lived with Barbara there in Hot Springs when my Dad was deployed to Vietnam.
She's sorta been like an aunt to me over the years.
So, great to see her and she looks fabulous!
Then came the gift opening.
Which I'm not a huge fan of.
I'm actually, not a fan of baby showers but have always said I would have them for my first baby.
And the best part about this one??
All kinds of cute things including 2 pairs of these exact LSU Tiger tail bloomers.
My cousins Kendra and Alayna ordered them from the same woman off Etsy.
What are the chances?
The good news is - they're both different sizes.
Aunt Jane, who is known for her flashy outfits, couldn't resist this animal print frock.
There were all sorts of fun clothes and accessories!
Including this set of Arkansas Razorback onesies that my cousin couldn't resist throwing in there.
I died laughing!
It's always a big rift with our family because I left and went back to Louisiana and LSU.
They're die-hard Hog fans.
Because the shower was out of town for me there was a note on the invite that said consider gift cards and that's what most people did so I was able to get everything back in 2 suitcases.

Thanks to my family who hosted and all who came!
I don't get back to Arkansas too often so it's GREAT to see everyone when I do.
Including, the next generation of cousins...
Baby 'S' will be here soon to join you!!


Our Journey Through This Lovely Life said...

What a Beautiful Shower!!!

MCW said...

Um, your Aunt does look great@

The strawberries look fake they are so red.

Did someone give you a fake hairpiece???

I Do Declare said...

I will not come to Charlotte unless I get to eat melted candy bar out of a diaper. Please.

The Lenzers said...

super cute and super fun!!!!!

Giovanna said...

Soo cute!! All the food looks delish!


Anonymous said...

Your shower looked beautiful! Everything looks great! I love the table decorations. The theme is so cute. And yet again, that yellow dress is gorgeous! :)


Carly Anne said...

Uh-mazing. I adore Peter Rabbit.

Tricia said...

I'm not a big fan of opening gifts in front of everyone either...unless it's Christmas morning, and then bring on the gifts. :) Looks like a gorgeous shower, and I love your LSU gift. :) And you looked gorgeous in your dress. Loved the yellow!

Leigh Powell Hines said...

Such a great shower. Loved your aunt's comment about the rabbit.

Sarah O said...

What a beautiful shower! So many details and those bloomers are adorable!

donna said...

Adorable! You are showered with love!

Ashley said...

How nice! Fantastic theme :) LOVE the yellow dress.

erica said...

Oh my goodness what a darling shower! xo

starnes family said...

Awesome shower. Love the tiger tail bloomers!

Mandy said...

You look so fab! And the shower was gorgeous!

Ariel Tyler Henley said...

oh how fun!

.Sass.Jane. said...

Are you soaking wet from all these showers?? So excited & happy for you! You look STUNNING. And glowing. Eek! Ballet Baby S is going to have the best parents! Miss you. Hugs.

Deviled Megs said...

Love it!!

Monica said...

Looks like you had a great time! I HATE baby shower games too! We did no games at my big shower.

Danielle said...

This is so darling!! I so want my baby shower to be classy like this!! Love your blog. Newest reader!

eas said...

Such a beautiful shower. DIdn't you have the best time being spoiled? I love those bloomers. My daughter still wears monogram bloomers at 4 over her underpants and they are my favorite shower gift.