Thursday, September 2, 2010

Baby Shower Bliss

This has been a long time coming, but none-the-less, here are the pics from the baby shower I hosted for one of my oldest and dearest friends, Abby, back in July.  She was not too keen on any kind of baby theme, so we had a nice intimate adult dinner at my parent's house in Kentucky with just a sprinkle of baby activities.  Baby Abraxas should be arriving any day and we are all thrilled to meet him!
I used all of my mom's dishes.  She has an affinity for animal print, so I just went with that and we were able to use alot of her pretty serving ware.

We started with cheese, grapes, prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe, and bagel crips.

And we set salads of mixed greens, walnuts, craisins, bleu cheese crumbles, mandarin oranges, and raspberry vinaigrette dressing. (This was a big hit amongst everyone!)

We all sat down for a dinner of marinated chicken breasts, yellow and green beans, fried apples, corn cut off the cob, sweet potato casserole, rolls, and of course, sweet tea, lemonade, and an assortment of wines. (This is making me hungry.)

After dinner we decorated onsies and Abby opened presents.

Then it was time for dessert...

Coffee and an assortment of mini cupcakes: German chocolate, red velvet with cream cheese frosting, and yellow cake with chocolate icing. Yum!

I was able to send everyone home with a box of their own assortment of cupcakes to snack on later.

We have all been best friends since middle school, and I can't wait to add another little one to this crazy crew.

Mom and I in our hostess aprons.  (She really does just have an assortment of aprons waiting to be worn.)


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