Mr. Me has managed to evade all baby showers until this past weekend when he was brought, into the todays world where husbands share everything, including participating in the baby shower!
Fortunately it was not a shower in the traditional sense where diaper pins appear on clothing, prizes are awarded for winning quizzes about the habits of babies or unscrambling words like receiving blanket, onesie and nipple.
This shower was very elegant!
A storybook theme where all guests dressed as their favorite storybook character was very fun!
We were Huck Finn and The Fifth Chinese Brother
The honorees dressed as Snow White and Prince Charming!
Photo credit: Karan McCaughey
Out on the patio!
My nephew Rob and his lovely wife Lauren.
The shower was held at her parents beautiful home.
To the left the fireplace area...to the right the pool
A close up of the decorated mantel out on the patio
Seated , you faced the pool
The volcano was burning especially for the occasion and the hot tub ready.
It was actually a little chilly out in the patio so the fire was very welcome!
More storybook characters! My sister dressed as the nun from the Madeline stories and my mom was the Cheetah from The Lion King
Every party this year will have someone dressed from Alice and the Mad Hatter were fun! Duck Dynasty
Bees, and fairy's and other storybook characters gathered in the kitchen! There were about forty guests but I only captured a few costumes. A few rebels were here with other costumes, but most were from their favorite childhood storybook as requested.
The TV area off the kitchen had a row of fun tea lights marching across the mantel. Pumpkins were everywhere as well as pots full of candy. I admired the room as I waited for my turn with... Surprise! The fortune teller.
I was very surprised to find she was a real psychic! I anticipated a costumed gypsy regaling us with fake fortunes. This person was dressed normally, seated at a special table away from the crowd. She was hired for the evening to tell the future of each guest. She was a tarot card reader and apparently quite good. All were astounded at her predictions and accuracy about their current lives.
It's too bad that I hurried with my photo, because I didn't get a really good photo of the beautiful refreshments. Each platter had a huge variety of delectables both platters entirely different. A large smoked salmon was served (head and tail included) along with fruit kabobs and two different platters of amazing bruschetta's. A crystal bowl of beautiful jumbo shrimp stood on a silver platter along with a choice of dips.
Ghosts, and candles and fall leaves were scattered on the table along with the refreshments.
Tiny cupcakes piled high with frosting were served among the storybooks. They caterer replenished it frequently as they were quite popular!
One platter of bruschetta. Can you believe I missed taking one? Too busy with my camera!
My plate, I picked the chicken salad, shrimp, salmon with dill spread, salami and several olives from the olive bar and TWO skewers of fruit! Later I had two cupcakes as well!
A full bar was staffed with a bartender to provide any beverage you wished for the entire evening
for all the guests A group shot of all costumes would have been nice but that would have been very hard to do.
Ready for Gift Time!
Little Everly, the new pink princess-to-come will certainly be beautifully dressed, and mostly in pink!
The Daddy admired each gift as it was opened and helped by moving opened gifts to the rear and stuffing mountains of tissue in a trash bag to keep order to the proceedings!
It was fun to watch all the gifts being opened.
When the midnight hour was upon us we left through the front foyer...
...out along the curved driveway....
...and turned back into mice and pumpkins as we drove away in our coach.
A lovely time was had by all!