One of my dearest friends, Kelly (I recently did a post on Kelly and her work), who is a sister to me,was so incredibly gracious to throw me a baby shower. She asked me what my dream shower would be and a pink tea party came to mind. I know, a pink baby shower for a baby boy! I can be a little selfish sometimes. Kelly’s mother, Ruth (who I consider another mother) offered us her home and the talents of her private chef, Andrew, to make it incredible.
Kelly, Ruth, Kelly’s little daughter and our friend Sheryl prep outside the day before. They found my favorite (out of season) peonies and Parisian Tulips. We show up and everything is just so beautiful! I’m in a sister-in-law sandwich.
The food was sensational. Little banana cakes, peony cupcakes, lemon tarts, carrot cake, many chocolate options, homemade scones with clotted cream (Andrew is English), egg salad sandwiches, tuna salad on homemade croissants, crab sandwiches, flatbread, delicious cheeses, fruit and more!
There were so many tea options to drink in fine China as well as Rose (something pink to drink of course), lemonade, and iced tea.
Kelly asked everyone to fill a scrapbook page with kind words. The favors were delicious organic teas with custom touches.
We each read a quote and were asked to say how it related to us.
Then Kelly brought out a framed letter that she had asked Chris to write to me. I started crying at “Dear My Beautiful Wife,” so Linda read it for me. We were all teary.
Ruth’s rose garden has HUNDREDS of different roses and we lingered, taking a million photos. I love how the flower crowns looked on everyone!
It was wonderful to have both family and friends together to celebrate. It meant so much to me. My sister even flew in from Seattle (via New York where she was officiating a wedding days before). It was really cool to have some of my friends’ moms (who I ADORE) there too. I love my community. All these women are my sisters! I’m surrounded by the most beautiful women.
This was the nicest shower I have ever been to! Kelly outdid herself!!!
(Photos by Kelly, Ruth, Tracey and me)