You guys, this post is so overdue, and the only excuse I have is this: life. Life—in the absolute best way possible—just happened; my husband was home from his deployment so I was catching up with him, we were getting last-minute things ready for our baby, then we had the baby, then we moved; blah, blah, blah, yada, yada, yada, and well…you definitely get the picture. But seriously, this post is so very much better late than never.
There’s one thing you should know: My Italian baby shower rocked my socks off.
Picking a day was the hardest part of the whole endeavor since we didn’t know when the deployment would end, and I didn’t want to have a party on my due date (ha, I actually thought she would arrive early—she was a week late). To play it safe, we planned it for just after our homecoming. The guest list was smaller than we originally planned, because all of my squadron
friends were off visiting Europe with their husbands. I, on the other
hand, couldn’t go out of a one-hour radius at that point, which meant it was the
perfect time for a shower!
You know what’s awesome? When two of your friends know you so well that they plan the perfect baby shower for you. I also just need to say how grateful I am that they did this. Neither of them have kids, and I know they’re not too fond of showers,
so for them to take the time to plan this and make it as amazing as they
did, truly means so much to me, even now. They didn’t tell me anything about what they had planned, but I knew Amanda and Tessa definitely knew how to throw a party, so I wasn’t worried.
Don’t believe me? Take a look:
(And thank you, Amanda, for taking the photos!!)
The “boarding area” was just adorable. The table was covered in maps and each guest signed a map for where they’re originally from (oh, the fun we military wives have!). I love how inventive they were for a guest book! And of course, no party would be complete without having its own personal hashtag! (#PicklesParty)
They carried the travel theme throughout the decor. Amanda and and our friend Holland made map pinwheels and then stuck them in mason jars filled with candy! I just about fell over from how cute it was. Not only were they adorable there, but I kept a couple and they’re in Julia’s nursery now!
|(That’s Tessa, making sure things are good!)|
|how funny is that top right photo? They’re measuring string, not doing the tango.|
And last, but absolutely not least, was another cool part of the shower. I’m telling you, these girls thought of everything. No party would be complete without a photobooth!
*Click here to see my other “Cute-as a Button” shower!