I hosted a baby shower for one of my best friends from college, Kristen.
I invited all of the girls down to NC, we've known each other 17 years, and their husbands as well as children came (20 of us in all).
I feel a little old to say we've known each other 17 years, but I guess I could lie and say we met when we were 7 instead of when we were 17.
Anyway Kristen is having baby #2 and keeping it a surprise so I decided we would have a "diaper" shower for her.
We gifted her with many boxes of diapers so that the little one will have a nice dry tush.
The weather was gorgeous and a perfect day to enjoy our food and company outdoors.
mock chicken salad (I don't think anyone knew...my little secret)
variety of veggies to top your sandwiches
pineapple and strawberries
vegan vanilla cake with vegan buttercream and raspberry filling (my cake had a little incident in the center, but it still tasted good)
(For my display I had visions of Amy Atlas, but alas I am just not that creative)
and these delicious cookie:
Can you see the label?
I know my photograph isn't the best for it, but they are from Lauren at Keep It Sweet Desserts.
Lauren is a food blogger who VERY recently has quit her job and has taken up baking for a living.
I asked if I could commission her to make some cookies for my shower and she was very obliging.
She made some of the most delicious double chocolate chip cookies (at least that is what I hear, my guests enjoyed them and I missed a chance at getting one).
And then she made cut meyer lemon sugar cookies in the shape of a bee (for a Mama to Bee theme).
The bee cookies were light with just a hint of lemon and of so delicious.
I believe Caroline had no less than 5 of them, she loved them A LOT Lauren.
So all in all it was a wonderful day and we had some delicious food.
I can't wait till there is another reason to have a party.
What did you do this weekend to enjoy the wonderful weather?