Susan, a co-worker and friend of mine, is expecting her second daughter very soon. In fact, I would not be shocked if I got "the news" before the week is over but I'm not rushing anything. :) I was delighted to celebrate this exciting event with Susan and all of the ladies in our office at lunch a couple of Fridays ago.
We dined in style at Pie Bird in downtown Raleigh. Since Susan's favorite food of all time is chocolate, I thought, "What better way to start off our lunch than with the chocolate and peanut butter delectables pictured above?"
For the record, I really enjoyed decorating for the shower! I made the dessert toppers with origami hearts (purchased from etsy shop origami palace) and gray grosgrain ribbon which I affixed to slim wooden dowels from the craft store. In each drinking glass I placed a gray, striped straw (purchased from Etsy) complete with a handmade pendant. On the pendants I included hearts and common phrases like "it's a girl" and "sugar and spice". Since the baby shower was over lunch I opted for minimal decor, which included white balloons and chocolate candies as well as magenta gerber daises nestled in a milk jug.
Kelly, my planning partner, ordered pink and gray cupcakes topped with fondant from the local cupcake shoppe. The box contained one cupcake for the expecting mommy and one for the big sister.
I had such a great time with all of the ladies! There really were some unique gifts that I cannot wait to give to my friends who are expecting. Thank you Susan for allowing us all to share this experience with you!