surprise baby shower:

November 23, 2009



ok, this is SO very long overdue but i just had to post this fun little story :) a couple weeks ago, we had a surprise baby shower for our dear friend, ruby from cakies! it was planned out perfectly. linda, helen, & ellen and i met and immediately had all sorts of ideas for how we would plan a surprise shower for ruby's #3 on the way. here's how it went:


classic face. she was totally surprised. and a little confused ;)


video capturing the moment. love it!


some of our decor!



so our 'theme' was school books - linda being a school teacher naturally came up with this brilliant idea. we had kids books that themed the food we got.


a beautiful hand sewn pendant banner made by helen like, 40 minutes before the shower. she is legit!


i love these action shots. linda is explaining to ruby
how we planned everything. helen's huge smile is
awesome as all the plans are coming out ;)


so cute.


linda, ruby, me, helen
(linda has the most cute engagement story: read here!)


ok, totally love this shot - i think rj took it.
it is such a blogger thing. all of us bloggers know.
we all had our cameras out.
between the 4 of us taking pictures, we probably have
10 pictures of each different food.
but i love the different takes on everything.


jenny took this image.. i love the foreground but
also nick and i are in the background on the phont
with his sister ;)

so that was our surprise party!
so fun.
and so lovely to plan something for
someone who is so amazing.
and i just met ruby through blogging!
i love blogging too.

i cannot take credit for all these lovely photos.
many are by: helen, rj, and jenny!


27 hello's:

  1. So cute. I love your blog, you seem so nice and down to earth and your blog is just adorable. :) Keep it up!

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  2. what a sweet thing to do for a friend. all of the food is too cute and looks so yummy and your decor for the party is fantastic!

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  3. aww what a nice surprise, i love the decoration and invites!

    your blog is great, i posted about it on my blog :D

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  5. How cute! And what a great theme. I love it. These photos are just great, especially the second to last one with the chick taking the photo. Blogger so know how to help eachother out with the photos ;)

    Happy Monday!

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  6. this is most certainly the cutest, sweetest baby shower I've ever seen!

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  7. What a fantastic idea for a shower! DId you have any other book-food combinations that were not pictured? It's all so very cute.

    Debi

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  8. So fun! I'm throwing a baby shower for my best friend next month so I'm taking notes on what you all did. So cute!

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  9. Great concept, great decorations, & I love that someone recorded her reaction. :D

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  10. this is a truly genius idea. i love it! maybe once i have babies i'll have to hint to my friends that this is the shower i want :). so much creativity!

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  11. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that blue dress. Do you know where I can buy it?

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  12. What a sweet thing to do!
    I love the pendant banner and the pictures themed with the cookies!

    Mausumi

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  13. Love the decor! Perhaps, you could all start a party business! Or you can just travel to Az & throw me one! =)

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  14. How cute! I love how surprised she was!

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  15. you guys did such a good job with the surprise and food!!! all the pictures are very nice!

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  16. That is SO sweet and awesome all at the same time!!!
    =)

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  17. danni, i love you!!! this was super fun and i'm glad we all got to have such fun doing this :)

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  18. i love theme of school books incorporated into the food! :) my friends and i threw a baby shower this past weekend but not as creative as this one hehe

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  19. and congratulations on your engagement! how exciting! :D

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  20. haha...i loved it all! even my face!!! seriously... you guys are the best!!! i am very blessed to call you my friend!!! xoxo

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  21. Yay, these are great! It all looks so pretty!

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  22. Ooh, I really like Helen's belt! I wonder where she got it.

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  23. OMG! You guys are too cute! Everything is so chic. The decor, the goodies. What an amazing group of friends!

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  24. Great concept, great decorations...
    The pictures are very nice!
    Thanks!!

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  25. This very interesting subject!

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