Our Baby Shower

Happy Monday everyone!

Things have been a little quiet here on the blog as of late—sorry about that! My only excuse is life and growing this little human. Hubs and I just got back from Michigan yesterday from a wonderful weekend celebrating Baby O’Wu! I’m writing this while I’m taking a break from unpacking all the sweet gifts we received. 

I wanted to pop in today to share some photos from our beautiful baby shower! My mom basically planned the entire event and worked with John and I to ensure it was exactly what we would want. We’re both so thankful for her and all her hard work—the space looked so great!

Me and my momma

Me and my momma

The shower was held at the same restaurant where our wedding shower was, at Kruse and Meur Roadhouse in my hometown of Lake Orion, Michigan.

So, John is the mastermind being 99.9% of the photos you’ll see on my Instagram feed. Needless to say I wanted to make sure he captured the day (and any excuse to use his camera—he’s game!). We didn’t want a ‘theme’ per se, but we went along with a color scheme. Thankfully the stars aligned and Target’s dollar section matched our ideas and had a line of Baby Shower items (more details on this below)! :) 

Macarons from Vanille

Macarons from Vanille

I initially wanted the shower to be in Chicago, but logistically it just didn’t make much sense. This is the struggle of living where none of your family lives! However, there were sweet Chicago details tied into the shower make the day extra special! We gave each guest a little box of macarons from my favorite macaron shop in the city, Vanille (flavors were vanilla and pistachio), they were such a cute way to tie in our color scheme, thank everyone for coming, and give them a little treat from our 'home'.

John's aunts who traveled from Florida to celebrate with us!

John's aunts who traveled from Florida to celebrate with us!

As for the pièce de résistance: our fabulous cake made by the beyond talented, Amy Beck of Amy Beck Cake Design. I’m so so happy she designed and created this beautiful piece of art for us, and it tasted just as amazing as it looked! Of course, I tied in some of my calligraphy work with one of my cake toppers

My mom found these adorable ‘Oh Boy’ balloons and made the tassel garland to accent our gift table, it turned out so cute! 

For games, we had baby shower bingo (a personal fave of mine!) and scratch off tickets (both from Target!). We also had a Diaper Raffle where guests could bring in a pack of diapers to enter to win a prize (a fab way to stock up on some much needed diapers!). I created the tickets myself, and found this cute little pail (also from the Target dollar section) and calligraphed the front. To no surprise, I found adorable chalkboards from the Target dollar section and personalized them for the day. Life of a calligrapher: have blank space, will calligraph. 

One of the many reasons we decided to have the shower at the same restaurant as our wedding shower is the food! Guests were able to select what they wanted from a prix fixe menu (and their food is phenomenal!). Everyone had such a great lunch and it was so great to see family and friends we rarely get to see, or haven’t seen in a long time. 

Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated with us! As I sit here in the middle of organizing his nursery and putting away all of the generous gifts, I’m overwhelmed with how much love there was this weekend. It was such a lovely shower and it feels so amazing knowing how much people love our baby boy already! From the bottom of our hearts—thank you!

Me and my sorority sister, Genna

Me and my sorority sister, Genna