Sunday, May 5, 2013

May Shower

Yesterday, my sister-in-law Shawna kindly, and generously, threw me a baby shower.

She had been organizing this for months - there was honestly more time and planning put into this than into our wedding 4 years ago. It was no easy task for her either, because of my unruly/unfun demands (no stupid games), AND she did it all from Seattle where she lives.

My mom came down from Toronto and made all the food for the shin-dig. And true to form for her, she made enough food to feed an army. On the menu: 3 kinds of mini quiches, 3 kinds of sausage rolls, 2 kinds of cinnamon rolls, 2 kinds of cheesecake, a raspberry french toast strata, fruit salad, bagels and lox, cheese and crackers, blueberry muffins and cupcakes (bought, not made). I've probably missed something. 

I originally said no games, but gave into one - that I loved - which was to have guests decorate plain white onesies with fabric markers. Maybe that's not so much a game as it is an activity. Let me present to you, the gallery of onesies:

Clockwise: Thelma, John Mark, Christopher, Lindsay

Clockwise: Ji, Angela, Marie Claire and Mat
Ally Jane, Katie (top), Mike (bottom)
The baby's own father
All together now.

Another detail that I loved is that guests were asked to bring a book for the baby. This poor child - being the child of book people, who read a lot of books and both work in book publishing, and whose friends largely work in book publishing... well, he's going to have a lot of books.

They range from classics from my own childhood, to new classics and favorites of my friends' children.

The winner for best-ever wrapping paper selection goes to my friend Angela:

We also had these adorable favors, but in all the excitement we forgot to hand out most of them out! Oops! Hey, friends: watch your mailbox.

All in all, a big success - a blast to see so many friends, and I'm moved by their generosity and kindness. But now I have all these leftover cupcakes to eat.


  1. I love the onsie and book ideas :) I've never been to a baby shower, but I've seen pictures of people having to sniff melted candy bars in diapers. gag.
    Looks like a wonderful time, though!

    1. *That* is exactly the reason I first rejected games. Sniffing games, diaper games, baby-food eating games... most of them are awful. I highly recommend the onesie "game" when you get to organize your first baby shower (or when you have one thrown for you). It was tons of fun!


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