Now for some pictures! As I shared last week, here are the adorable invitations Candice made...beyond cute!!
Here is the entryway of the house where the shower was held. Patrick is part Brazilian, so she had the word "Welcome" displayed in Portuguese -- isn't that neat?! She also had a couple of palm trees out...you can see the snow that had accumulated on one of them towards the end of the shower. (It started snowing about 10 minutes into the shower.)
She made the cutest banners -- one with his name displayed above the sweets table, and the other was a banner of my monthly pregnancy pictures displayed over where the gifts were.She also made THE most amazing cupcakes and cookies with a fondant E on them. There were lots of other great sweets too...cheesecake bites, m&m's, powdered donuts...yum!! While the sweets table was where I spent most of my time (shocker!), she had a variety of other yummy things, too - fruit chicken salad on croissants, fresh fruit & dip, Mediterranean chips...it was all so good! For drinks, they served banana punch (delish!), lemonade, and cucumber water, all in cute cups with little monkey stir sticks.
The favors were amazing as well! Little baby food jars filled with bananas and/or peanut m&m's. She decorated the jars with scrapbook paper and the cutest googly-eyed monkey on top!
I can't believe how many wonderful gifts I got!! I got some great practical stuff, as well as many things we registered for. It is seriously SO much stuff that I won't post pictures of it all, but here is a collage of some of the most unique & fun gifts I received. I won't make you look at pictures of all the practical stuff, even though I'm thrilled we got those essentials, too! :)
And my FAVORITE gift of all...a pair of scrubs my mom made that match the ones Patrick wears!! Are these not precious?! I cannot wait to see daddy carrying around the little guy while he's wearing them. :)
And finally, a picture of me and the hostess with the mostess herself. :) This was outside after the shower - the idea was to get a picture of all the snow behind us, but it was so bright it washed it out unfortunately.
Every detail was absolutely perfect, and I can't thank Candice enough for traveling in to throw this special day for me. Best friends since 3rd grade, and still all these years later! :)