Monday, May 20, 2013

Cute Baby Shower Idea: English Garden Tea Party

I have this friend that I've been friends with for more than 10 years--we'll call her Bets. We got acquainted at church and we've been through a lot together--school, boyfriends, and life in general--and we became good friends.

We both got married to our awesome husbands in our late 20s and early 30s, and when I found out she was pregnant, I was delighted! She invited me and her other Utah friends to the baby shower in California where she was living, assuming most of us wouldn't be able to come--I decided to surprise her and go last minute.

I heart Southwest and their cheap fares.

Yay for quick trips!

I actually got there about 3 hours before the shower was supposed to start, so I jumped into lend a hand with set up. Bets' sister had started planning this shower right when she found out Bets was pregnant--she was so excited. 

I absolutely loved the English Garden Tea Party theme plus rubber duckies. Bets' husband--we'll call him J-Duck--loves the Oregon Ducks, so there had to be rubber duckies!

We were greeted by a cute banner...

Easy banner cut out from construction paper

The tables were decorated with these gorgeous and tasty sugar cookie flower bouquets and bowls with little rubber duckies floating in the them. (Tip: Buy rubber duckies that are not so large-headed. Those probably won't tip over!)

Loved the decorations--rubber duckies and cookie bouquets!

And the food was delicious and fancy and simple because both Bets and J-Duck are chefs--they love good food. There were cucumber and other amazing finger sandwiches, meats and cheeses, veggies, and fruit. Light and delicious.

I love the heart-shaped sandwiches with no crusts!

Refreshing drinks and a duckie!

Strawberry lemonade and water

Bets also made this cute duckie cake, which had a little crack when it was being moved. It fit the theme perfectly and I wish I hadn't stuffed myself with all the finger sandwiches; sadly, I was only able to eat a small piece!

White cake with a lemon frosting--yummy!

Bets' sister also made these guest gifts: pots of seeds ready to start growing. Easy and inexpensive.

Cute baby shower gift

It was such a quick fun weekend and I'm glad I could hang out with great friends! 

Yay for awesome baby showers!

Congrats, Bets and J-Duck!

1 comment:

  1. How fun that you could surprise her like that! I did that to my sister once and just showed up for a shower she was having 1500 miles from my house. It was a blast!


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