Monday, May 23, 2016

My Sister's Baby Shower

Earlier this month, we traveled to Michigan and one of the main reasons for our trip was for my sister's baby shower! She's due in August with her first child, a baby boy, and I'm so excited for Henry to have a little cousin! Plus, her baby and baby #2 for me will only be two months apart, so that's really special. Melissa and Ben will be fantastic parents and so it was a lot of fun to be able to put together an afternoon to celebrate their little man's impending arrival later this year!

A lot of the more traditional baby shower themes are kind of cheesy and just not my sister's style; we wanted to keep the decor more simple and ended up going with a lot white with some gold accents. These giant gold letter balloons were the perfect focal point for the room and weren't too overly babyish :)
Baby pictures of Ben and Melissa and (delicious) cupcakes from our local bakery!
The adorable invitations for the shower came from Minted and they helped set the perfect tone for the event! My sister specifically wanted an invitation with a stork on it because storks are actually a symbol of Strasbourg, France, which is where my brother-in-law Ben is from, as well as the place where they had their wedding this past summer. Minted actually had a bunch cute (and non-cheesy) stork invite options, but I thought the one that we ended up going with was elegant and just right for a spring shower.
Keeping with the white theme, we had some little onesies hanging up for decoration :)
Succulents were the favor for the shower and they all looked so cute sitting on the tables :)
Those cupcakes were so good!
We had my sister's shower at the same restaurant where we had my baby shower not too long ago!

One of the fun parts of a baby shower is opening presents so everyone can ooh and ahh over all the tiny baby things. Melissa and Ben got some really adorable gifts and kept everyone entertained :)


The attendees at the shower were a mix of our family in Michigan, some longtime family friends, and some of my sister's friends from high school and college. Since my sister and I were both in from out of state, it was really great to be able to see some people that we don't get to see as often as we'd like. The afternoon flew by visiting with everyone, and so I wasn't able to take as many photos of everything as I would have liked, but I did manage to get a some family pictures...

My mom and I worked together to throw the shower, even though she did most of the work to make things happen :)
My cousin Olivia is having a baby in June, Melissa is due in August, and I'm due in October - so many babies!
Family picture, before Henry had to be escorted home for nap time :)
Ben and Melissa and our Aunt Donna, who I know is an avid blog reader :)
The parents-to-be with all the ladies from my mom's family
Cousin picture!
Sisters (and future cousins!)
The baby shower was a lot of fun and I'm so glad that it worked out for us to come in from Portland the same time as Ben and Melissa came in from New York so we could all be there to celebrate together. I'm so looking forward to meeting my little nephew in just a few short months!

 
A special thanks to Minted for providing the invites for the shower! I've loved partnering with them over the past few years as I am a huge fan of their products and love how perfectly they help celebrate all of life's special occasions!

9 comments:

  1. so cute! congrats to your sister! i loved the invitations. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  2. How exciting. Everything looked perfect!

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  3. Ha I see they got a Sophie! Which is totally awesome. My husband is from Touran en Brie and my inlaws were so excited to see we had a Sophie for our baby because my husband had one when he was a baby. I bet Ben even had one when he was a kiddo! How exciting for your family to have two new additions this year!

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  4. Super cute!! I love that you had baby pictures of future mom dad for their baby shower!

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