Okay, I really need to get a posting schedule that’s a little more consistent. 🙂
I hope you all had a great President’s Week! For those of you that had work and school…sorry. For those of you that went somewhere warm and tropical…screw you! JK 🙂 We headed skiing in Vermont. The conditions were great, but the amount of laundry the sport produces for a family of five does not make for a smooth re-entry into normal life.
I was excited to get back a couple of days early to start preparing for my sister’s baby shower that was on Saturday. My youngest sister and her wife are going to the be the coolest, hippest parents in all of Williamsburg, Brooklyn and my little niece is going to be the most spoiled, best dressed, little hipster about town.
We had quite the event team assembled (my mom, Louise’s mom, who came all the way from London, my sister and sister-in-law-to-be, my nieces and daughter). I would be remiss if I also didn’t mention the men who helped out. We held the shower at our family restaurant, Davey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, so my dad and brother ran around and made sure everything ran smoothly and Russ outdid himself in the kitchen! (Shameless plug: Stop by Davey’s Pub in Montvale, NJ and see why it was voted 2013’s Best Pub Grub and also placed in Best Irish Bar and Best Sports Bar in 201 Magazine. Seriously, the place is awesome!)
Here are some pictures from the fun day!
First meet the honorees of the day and the Dream Team who pulled it all off.
The Gift Table with a Tassel Garland (I used this tutorial)
Photo balloons with Martha Stewart Pom Poms and Paper Lanterns
The Dessert Table!!!
(more Martha pom poms and lanterns)
My sister and almost sister (can’t wait till she marries my brother in September!!) went a little overboard…but really is there such thing as overboard when it comes to dessert? From left to right: chocolate lollipops, butter cookies (onesie-shaped), chocolate covered oreos, mini-cupcakes, chocolate and graham cracker dipped marshmallows, candies, pram cake and a giant red velvet cupcake! Hungry yet? Also, to the right were more bagged cookies, chocolates and chocolate dipped pretzel rods as favors to bring home.
Then came the “oooohh” and “aaaahh” part!
I can’t wait to meet my niece!!
Another another cute note, here’s this year’s version of Kevie’s Valentine’s Day card from last year:
You can read more about this easy craft HERE.
Thanks for stopping by! – kate
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