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I am fortunate enough to have my dream job of staying at home with my two beautiful daughters. I've been happily married for 6 years and counting! I am a lover of all things french, all things pink, and anything that sparkles. Serioulsy, my husband calls me a crow. I love baking, crafting and throwing big parties, especially if they have a theme. Right now, I'm in love Pinterest. My Hero is Heather from Sprinkle Bakes and my mom.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Country Shower for Jen and Baby Samuel

 OK, same as last time, get all comfy-like, there are lots of pics.

As well, I'd like to apologize in advance for the copious amounts of flower, food and table pictures. 
I promise there actually were people at this shower.

I'd also like to apologize to my mom.
She had the pleasure of meeting pre-party Ali.
She ain't pretty.

Sorry!

Here we go!

Thanks to my mom for the fresh hydrangeas, hand dyed quail eggs and the most decadent truffles!! 
(oh yeah and the house cleaning...)


My second attempt at subway art. Jen got to take it home for baby Sam's room.


My latest bargain find. Vintage aqua glasses, full set of 8. 25 cents each!!! 
If you don't think I didn't YOINK those right off the shelf....


My baby, who was SO good while I was setting up.


Coffee and Frappaccino bar.



Beautiful antique blue mason jars, courtesy of my mom.



Each of the guests got to take a mini-mason jar filled with lemon blueberry seed sugar scrub.




Prettiest oreo truffles ever! It was almost hard to eat them....Almost.
Dipped in light turquoise colored chocolate and dusted with gold lustre dust.


Frozen lemon slices and key limes kept the water cool.


Vintage aqua pottery and books kept the country feel.






The food table.
And my pathetic attempt at editing.
One daylight shot and one faded antique one.
Click on the pics to make them bigger.

 So, For food we had harvest bacon on a stick, sausage in ketchup cups, belgian waffles with syrup in a cup, vanilla bean pound cake with champagne buttercream filling, oreo truffles, almond roca covered cookie dough truffles, chocolate ganache truffles and salted caramel apple coffee cake.
For drinks we had champagne mimosas, mocha frappaccinos, and of course fresh brewed coffee.

Whew!

And finally, one of the guests of honor, baby Samuel with his grandma, my Auntie Val.


 Overall, I think a good time was had by all, although I don't have the pictures to prove it..... Sorry Jen!

I just have to add that my cousin Jen is like my big sister. She has lived in Vancouver for the past 10 years and finally moved back here just last year. She has 2 other kids, Katie who will be 5 in the fall and Luke, who just turned 2 this spring. 
It was just SO awesome being able to celebrate Samuel's birth with her and have all the family around, not a province away.
Love you Jen!!

7 comments:

tegan.holt said...

Great pictures Ali! I LOVE your work, another fantastic post!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Christie said...

Looks awesome Ali! Love the decor and the food looks fab! Again...great work sista!!

What lucky girls we all are to have a friend like you!

Heath said...

So much fun, and beautiful pictures. I'm still laughing about the "pre-party Ali" comment. I've met her before and she is still the funniest, talented kid I know! Thanks for letting me help out and learn how it's done!

Love you duck!

The Radke's said...

Where do I begin. Thank you a million times over, people will probably soon get tired of me bragging about you, not that I have anything to do with your talent. This meant the world to me. I appreciate all the work you did! love you lots, and oh, did I mention I loved the colour choice:) You already know this, but ditto on the sister thing.

Karyn said...

Oh my goodness girl - once again you show off your awesomeness! :) You are so amazing. (Love your friend's name choice for her baby ;)

ribeirofamilia said...

WoW!! Thank you so much for spoiling my beautiful friend with the gorgeous shower! We miss her so much here but it looks like she gets alot of love there!
Amanda

Ali said...

Thank you guys SO much for all the compliments, I'm blushing! Seriously, you guys are the best tire-pumpers a girl could ask for :) It was a pleasure having Jen's shower, and getting a chance to do a boy shower was awesome!
I can't wait to post pics from my next party!!