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.
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.
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!!