I think I’ve mentioned before that I am blessed with some pretty amazing friends. Now I don’t like to brag (who am I kidding?) but they may have recently thrown themselves over the perfect 10 line when it comes to measuring awesomeness. A few weeks ago, two of my friends threw me a baby shower that I never could have imagined. I had friends and family travel from different states and hours away just to be there to celebrate my little one. I tell you, I have never felt so loved!
Weeks before the shower they sent out invitations in the shape of library check out cards, and on the invitation they asked that guests bring their favorite children’s book in lieu of a card to build Reagan’s library. Each invitation held a book plate that read “This book was given to Reagan Olivia with love from ________”
The theme was The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Eric Carle is one of my favorite children’s authors. If you’re not familiar with the book, the caterpillar eats different foods on each day and on Saturday he eats a whole bunch of things until the little guy doesn’t feel very well. The illustrations are so beautiful!
Would you believe they followed the book pretty closely with the food and took all the guests on a week long trip around the table? How stinking cute is that?? On Monday we ate apples with caramel sauce.
On Tuesday we ate nuts, and Wednesday was chicken salad. (Not exactly the book, but so much better!)
Get a load of the caterpillar cake! They were vanilla and strawberry flavored. I was eating cupcakes for a week after the shower. I am not complaining.
We had chocolate-covered strawberries, oranges, homemade cherry pies, veggies, pickles, cheese, you name it. It was so delicious.
There was even this yummy green punch in the prettiest punch bowl. I felt just a little bit fancy.
Here I am stuffing my face. The present table was overflowing. You may notice the giant basket of candy at my feet. That was not all for me….although a lot of it found its way into my kitchen drawer. Shhhhh.
The girls had an adorable game set up, complete with door prizes. Everyone really got into the competition.
Then there were the presents…. There is something about a little baby girl that makes it almost impossible to pass up frilly little dresses. I am not a frilly person by any means, but I simply can not resist the ruffles.