Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sip and See

On Saturday, four amazing girlfriends -- Jen, Jaime, Aimee and Kristi -- hosted a beautiful and breathtakingly elegant shower for Baby John and me. What a wonderful way to celebrate his one month birthday! There simply are no words for how special these women's friendship is, and how lovely and memorable the morning they created was.
The shower was a Sip and See, a Southern tradition where guests sipped champagne while peeking at John, who happily slept in the arms of anyone who held him.

The brunch menu was delicious -- sausage-filled phyllo cups, Greek yogurt tarts, homemade spinach and sausage quiches, fresh fruit, homemade cupcakes, pain du chocolate just like the ones I remember in Paris and a hash brown casserole that just about made me cry. Every guest took home a crispy almond butter treat with chocolate chips as a shower favor.

And the decorations were incredible! There were so many personal touches -- a hand painted frame holding the shower invitation, an amazing diaper cake, tiny seed packets shaped like blue birds, and darling baby clothes hanging from a clothes line. There was even a Wishing Tree, where every guest could write their wish for John and hang it on a branch.

It was a perfect morning. Not only was I so grateful to my dear friends, but I just loved the company of all the women who attended and helped welcome John Thomas in style.


Kisses for Kai said...

How amazing!!! I love this idea, and clearly these women know how to throw a party!! Every detail is emaculate...

Can't wait to meet John - hopefully sometime SOON!!

The Stucks said...

Life is sweet! Lovely baby, big sis and bro and awesome friends!!

The Brown Family said...

So cool! What beautiful pictures and what a fun day.

Chelsea said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!! What a gorgeous spread... You look FABULOUS too by the way!