We were so honored to be included in, what we think, was the Baby Shower of the Century! A dear friend is expecting her first baby in May and her girlfriends (50 of us!) gathered to celebrate her precious blessing!
The Low Country setting was amazing but it was the love and excitement for our friend that made the day so special. As the guests arrived they were welcomed at the door and given the choice of almond tea or a mimosa...I had the mimosa, of course! It was hand delivered and served in a Silver Goblet, monogrammed... of course! As guests mingled and posed for pictures the hostesses (with the mostest, I must add. They throw the most fabulous parties) set out a buffet for queens! The centerpiece carried out the theme on the invitation of bird nests. A tiered wrought iron piece adorned with nests with eggs and bird votives made for a perfect central focus. The food...delicious! Ham biscuits, of course! A delicious salad of mandarian oranges and raman noodles with a seasoned rice wine dressing and finally, marinated shrimp that made me contemplate giving up my own first born for the recipe! (not really, but the shrimp were just that good!) The dessert...you can guess, butterscotch bird nests topped with chocolate eggs...divine! The table was simple and elegant and should totally be the cover of the next Southern Living Magazine. One single long table (that could seat 50 mind you!) with glass votives potted with wheat grass down the center (party favors!), lavender linen napkins and more Silver Goblets filled with water! The backdrop of the May River was just icing on the cake!
As the Mother-to-Be began opening the plentiful gifts it was clear that her precious daughter would not want for ruffles or bows for atleast the first 3 years of her life! Being the monogram queen that I am, I was stumped not knowing the baby's name...so we gave her a precious white frilly dress with a tag that was monogrammed with"tBa" ...to be announced! and a pair of bloomers that said "Jesus loves me". Just because the name is a secret doesn't mean we have to give up on a southern tradition...we'll monogram the dress when this precious blessing arrives.
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