July 20, 2010

The Gennylite Baby Shower!

The first reaction L-lo and I had after some screams was 'We have to throw you a baby shower' back in the wintertime when Gennylite told us they were going to have a baby!

Since their families are both out of state, we figured it'd be the perfect event to have the local friends as well as her sisters who came in for the festivities.

We had it on a hot and humid Saturday in July.. and it was girls only!

There were yummy treats to eat.. many cocktails and mocktails.

My mom made an amazing Baked Macaroni & Cheese that was a hit, as well as the Rice & Chicken Salad I made in the last post.L-lo made these amazing chocolate covered pretzel favors! Very impressive.
The game we played was 'The Price is Right'. Me and L-lo picked up a list of 'new mommy necessities' at Target and handed each of the guests a card. Each time we held up an item, the crowd would write down how much they thought the item cost. At the end of the game, the person who's list comes the closest to the receipt receives a fabulous prize! (which they then dedicate to the new mom-to-be!!)

Time to open the presents! The Baby Bjorn couple on the box seemed totally sketchy so we had to get a close up of it. The girls said she didn't look as if she just gave birth to that baby..

Gennylite's son is going to be the best dressed baby in Boston with all the cute outfits we all have been collecting since we found out she was having a boy.

Of course you need to learn your Boston ABC's. I wonder what they have in lieu of 'R'

Last but not least, I can't be a Shower without some delicious cake! We got this at Russo's and it had Strawberries and Whipped Cream in the middle. So awesome.

The happy mom-to-be! One month to go!

The first baby shower out of all our friends was a huge success! When L-lo and I were decorating the house, we got sentimental thinking about all the times we decorated our college apartments for the theme parties we'd have every weekend. And now we're doing it for babies! When did we get so civilized?? :)

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Lexi said...

Russo's! I love Russo's and it's only 10 minutes from my house. I'm glad your shower was a success!

Susan said...

What a great shower! Also, Gennylite looks amazing!

I need to try this Russo's. I think of it every time you check in :)

HPFriendsAddict said...

If your friend needs anything else for her baby, she should try using TaskRabbit to get her stuff. You can just pay someone a very small fee and they will go buy whatever you need. It has saved me a lot of time and energy.

Yummy Mummy said...
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Yummy Mummy said...

Your shower kicked ass, although considering that you are the party diva I shouldn't be surprised! The bjorn is key even though they always have the strangest boxes (seriously the dad is always too much!)

Congrats to the yummy mummy... make sure to tell her I said boys are the BEST!

We Are Not Martha said...

Wow, look at you go! That looks like an awesome party!! The Baby Bjorn thing is hilarious.

And even though I've loved Russo's for years, it always reminds me of you now... I'm pretty sure you lie there? :)


Meghan Christine said...

Julie!! I looooooove your blog. I also love the price is right game!! I cannot wait for my next gf to get preggers to play it!

Hope you are doing well!!


Meg said...

Soooo pretty! You did an amazing job putting that all together!

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