As I mentioned a few days ago, this past Saturday was my baby shower hosted by my mom and mother-in-law. I’m not the biggest fan of surprises, so I was involved in some of the planning including where the shower would take place. Since my family is Italian, I wanted the shower to take place at a local Italian restaurant. I arrived to the restaurant a few minutes prior to the time on the invitation. The restaurant and the decorations were beautiful! We didn’t have a specific theme per se, but there was lots of pink and blue.
It was fun to greet my friends and family as they arrived seeing as some of them I hadn’t seen in quite some time – like my best friend Abi who hadn’t seen me since I told her I was pregnant and was barely showing.
After everyone arrived it was time to sit down and enjoy some food. Believe it or not, we didn’t get any pictures of the food (I know, bad blogger!), but everything was super delicious and we had lots of courses. There was 3 different appetizers (bruschetta, calamari and antipasto), a garden salad, penne with marinara sauce, the entrée (the options included veal, chicken, fish and a vegetarian dish) and dessert.
In between courses, I walked around a bit and socialized some more with everyone.
In the midst of opening presents, Justin arrived (we forgot to take a picture of the two of us…bummer!). He said hello to everyone and started loading the cars with all the open presents. It was quite a task, but he managed to fit everything in our two cars.
After all the presents were opened, it was time for dessert – carrot cake from a local Italian bakery and a mini cannoli on the side (not pictured). I absolutely love how the cake turned out!
Before I knew it, those fours hours flew by, so we made sure to start handing out favors and I started saying my goodbyes.Overall, the baby shower was a great success and turned out fantastic! We have a lot of wonderful memories from the shower and received a lot of much needed baby items to get us started for our little ones’ arrival!