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!