Monday, October 10, 2011

Celebrating Baby Meredith

We hosted a baby bump open house for my sweet friend Carol last Saturday!  It was so much fun to plan and prepare for this special day.  Carol does SO MUCH for everyone else that it was pure joy to spoil her in every way possible.  Her sister, Natalie, her ZTA big sis, Leanne, and I threw the party and her mom, Donna was gracious to offer to have it at her home.  Baby Meredith will be here some time in late December, and I cannot wait to meet her.  She is so lucky to have Carol as her Momma!  We have been best friends for a very long time and our friendship just gets sweeter with age.  I know she is going to be an amazing mother!

I will let the photos do the rest of the talking.

 

First up , the FOOD!

We had two food stations set up, and it was a lovely fall day, so one station was outside!

Outside Food Table:

 

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Fresh fruit with lemon yogurt and mint from Donna’s garden:

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Vegetable Crudité with homemade ranch for dipping

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Pasta Salad

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Homemade Quiche Lorraine

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Pumpkin Spice Muffins

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French vanilla and chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

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Cotton Candy Martinis

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And here are a few shots of our indoor food station…

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Now for the activity of the day, we had a craft table set up outside so that Carol’s guests could create a one-of-a-kind onesie for baby Meredith.

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Our party favors were individual bags of peanuts because Carol’s Dad has called her peanut since forever, and when she found out she was pregnant, she had an outfit embroidered with “Lil Peanut” as a fun way to tell her parents!DSC05964DSC05965

Donna created beautiful flower arrangements all over the house!

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Diaper wreath that Carol can take to the hospital when baby comes.

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Hostesses + Super Cute Baby Mama Carol

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Great friends

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Addie B had to make an appearance at the party (Thanks Bubbie for getting her there!)

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Meredith’s Mimi practicing on Carol’s baby doll from when she was little

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She received lots of WONDERFUL gifts!

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And sweet Macie enjoying a snack….

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It was a lovely day, and I am absolutely delighted to have been a part of such a sweet and special celebration!!

Looking forward to all that is to come!  Love you Carol!

5 comments:

Alicia Brunson said...

Love all of the pics, you all did an awesome job! I'm laughing because Macie almost wore the exact dress Addie was wearing, that would have been too funny! Tell Carol that if she had a blog she could post this too :)

Carrie said...

WOW!!! I am speechless! That shower looked amazing!!!!! You need to write a book about being a hostess,, you have a gift!!!

Chani said...

Ummm...CUUUUUTE! How adorable was everything you did, sweet friend!?! Wow! I also have to say I'm LOVING your cute outfit! (And Miss Addie's too!!) ;)

XOXO!
CG

Amanda said...

Wow!!! Everything looks so pretty....and yummy too! Nice job!!!

Amy Mahrer said...

Everything was beautiful!!!! I'm in awe!