2 rosebuds on AND in my belly!
About a dozen or so of our family & friends came over yesterday to shower us with gifts for the little rosebuds. I was amazed by the outpouring of generosity & how much stuff we ended up getting. These girls are going to have more clothes than I do! Jealous!
I’m not one for big parties or being the center of attention (don’t look at meee!), so we kept things pretty simple & low-key.
The food: My mom & sister ordered sandwich platters from Subway, made a cute “watermelon bassinet” (photo below), threw together a huge garden salad, and picked up a nice assortment of fancy cookies from a local bakery. My niece made pretty cupcakes with pink icing & I made my infamous vegan chocolate chip cookies that everyone loved (they were shocked to learn that they were vegan).
The decorations: My niece and her friend did most of the decorating. Again, we kept it simple: Pink & white balloons, crepe paper, and a couple banners. All of the favors were also put together by my talented niece. She’s got skillz, yo!
The games: I didn’t really want to do many games, as most people tend to cringe at the thought of having to participate in them. So we just did two: “Guess how many cotton balls in the baby bottle” and baby-themed Bingo. Pretty painless. Oh, and we also did a diaper raffle. Yay diapers!
The gifts: Holy crap. So many! Again, I was amazed by how much stuff we got: Pack N’ Play, double stroller, a crib, 2 Rock N’ Plays, 2 high chairs, swing, play mat, sheets, crib pads, diapers, TONS of cute outfits, etc, etc. We can’t thank everyone enough!
Cupcakes made by my niece
More cupcakes & my infamous vegan cookies.
My mom and I. No idea why she looks so devious. haha