Friday, July 1, 2011

it's a garden party baby celebration

so a few months ago i had this brilliant idea. i really wanted to have a beautiful baby shower, different than most. i don't know about you, but sometimes i get tired of all of the silly little games played at all the different types of showers. PLUS- i found it interesting that men were never included. i mean, for bridal showers, it makes sense to not have the groom there... but baby showers? um... if it weren't for the guy, there wouldn't be a baby in utero! so why not let them in on the celebration too? plus, there's the forever question (i've seen floating around the blog-o-sphere) of whether or not having second and third baby showers for second and third children is kosher. well, in my opinion, why not change how things are done a bit and make it more of a celebration?! and honestly, EVERY child deserves to be celebrated and so yes.. have as many of these parties as your heart desires!

luckily for me i have great friends and one of them, the lovely kaneischa, told me months ago that she wanted to host my baby shower. when i filled her in on my idea (that of including men and making it more of a celebration instead of a typical baby shower), she was more than on-board! she was excited! and she was the perfect one for the job. this girl ROCKS at throwing together amazing events. she chimed in that it should be a garden party and voila! a masterpiece was born.

the theme was GARDEN PARTY. the location? a beautiful and perfect backyard in provo. the weather? ideal! the invitees? close friends and their significant others. The dress code? garden-party best. the party was equipped with a photobooth, grilled kebabs, hanging lanterns, homemade lemonade and excellent conversation.

to be honest, i'm still on a bit of a high from the pure splendidness of the party. i still have yet to get a few pictures from it developed... but i couldn't wait any longer to share with you the beautiful evening.

i'm so thrilled that i get to celebrate the coming of my own sweet little baby boy into this world, surrounded by so much love, friendship and support. lucky me :)

yes, this is my baby's daddy :)

i have such lovely friends.

party details...

my most favorite person...

my kid brother, and one of the funniest guys i've ever known!

simply put- an ideal evening!

there was a photobooth... i promise to post some of the fun captured therein soon! stay tuned! :)


  1. It's SOO Great Gatsby! I love it! Your friends have such great style too!

  2. HOW FUN! you are so stinking creative! Love it! everyone looked so stylish and cool. love the photo booth as well!

    I thought of you when I saw this beautiful birth in the back yard!
    Aren't these photos just lovely???

    FOUR-ISH more weeks!!!!! Eeeekk!!!

  3. What a fabulous and unique shower. Love that the men were invited :)

  4. what a fab baby shower!
    looks like you had fun :)

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