Now that busy season is officially over, I’m hoping I’ll be able to share a few personal posts about my pregnancy, including my socially distanced baby shower! If you know me personally, you know I’m that “extra” friend who’s normally overdressed to things, and loves to make everything look beautiful.
The idea of pushing the shower to the end of September was all about being able to have it outside, so it was safer for all guests, and my vision was a beautiful backyard event!
The Baby Shower Details
My “Cruise Girls” threw the shower for me, and let me be very involved in the planning process! I had a vision for what I wanted it to look like. Blame it on the photographer in me! I wanted guests to start the experience by opening a beautiful shower invitation. The design was partly from Etsy, and partly done by me. I also ordered vintage baby themed stamps from Etsy so I could photograph the invitation suite!
There’s nothing like arriving to a beautiful party, wouldn’t you agree? A styled bar cart (with my favorite drinks), a big patio chair with a balloon garland, all the food packed in a box lunch placed on each chair… I absolutely loved how everything turned out!
The balloon garland, and everything used to make the lunch boxes were purchased on Amazon! The brunch food was prepared by the Cruise Girls!
The fresh flowers were picked out at the farmer’s market that morning, and added a touch of color to the decor.
The Bar Cart and Shower Drinks
I loved how the styling of the bar cart turned out! Strawberry mimosas and Brazilian lemonade ready to go for guests as they arrived (NA glasses at the bottom). And a tub with LaCroix, water, and other drinks.
I’m so glad I was able to have a somewhat normal shower during this pandemic.
We also had an activity pack for all guests inside little bags with their own pink pencils they could take home afterwards. Favors were little soaps also from Etsy.
I was sad a few very important people couldn’t make it, like my mom and sister from Brazil, and SIL, who’s a nurse I was working, but it was still an absolutely wonderful day! And I do regret not taking a photo with all the guests… BUT, I do have a video on my phone that shows everyone. I felt so loved and as I looked around at all those sweet friends it was truly humbling! I know I have the best girl squad ever! And I think we nailed my socially distanced baby shower!
The Cruise Girls
And I couldn’t end this post without sharing the “Cruise Girls” with you!!! Although we’re missing one, Adriana. A little back story: in 2014 I went on my very first cruise ever, with these ladies, and it was on that cruise that I met my now husband! That cruise brought us all closer as friends, and I thank God every day for their friendship.
Cheers! And can’t wait for baby girl Strand to join the crew!