I can't believe you're about to become a family of five. What a joyful milestone! Three little gentlemen who will call you mom and think you are the cat's pajamas. Perfect. It was so fun to celebrate Boy #3 with you; shall we give our Bloom friends a little peek at the festivities?
simple decor: wooden blocks scattered about as accents, a circle mobile, fresh flowers
a b-a-b-y banner (made from this awesome free printable - a darling pennant for every letter of the alphabet...just imagine the possibilities!), and an over-sized clothes pin holding a sheet from a vintage paper doll set
Anne was radiant. So was her belly :)
She wore her party shoes. Roger didn't wear shoes.
When expecting your third boy you mostly need things like diapers. And a gift certificate for a pedicure. Check and check.
The food was delicious! I'd commit a crime for a slice of that hazelnut bread with strawberry cream cheese spread right now...so good! (*must track down recipe...)
note: We mostly don't believe in baby shower games, so we didn't play any. But we did ask each guest to bring a baby picture of themselves.
We hung them from a length of twine with (very cute!) miniature clothes pins and then we tried to guess which guest was pictured in each one. Also, since Anne is about to have her third child, Melissa, (the host and Anne's sister in law,) asked everyone to share a story about the birth of their third child, their feelings about having a third child, their thoughts about it if it's a hypothetical on the horizon (or not on the horizon at all), etc. It was a great ice breaker and a fun way to acquaint a varied group of guests. I think something like this is really important at a party where many of the guests may not know each other - it gives people something to talk about when they're eating and mingling - a little bit of context and common ground.
So there you have it. Fun party. Beautiful mama. Can't wait to meet that little guy, he is sure to be scrumptious!