Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Boy or Girl Themed Baby Shower for Katie

Katie and I have been friends since the first 5 minutes of the first day of our freshman year of high school. We were assigned desks next to each other in homeroom. She came from a giant elementary school (unlike my 8th grade graduating class of 19) and I felt like she knew everyone.. Her hair was always in perfect curls...and her uniform pants were the exact right length - seriously don't ask my why I noticed/remembered this...but I always thought uniform pants looked so nerdy on me and so stylish on her. She will of course deny all of this but I thought she was so cool.

Much to our parent's dismay (since we lived almost 40 minutes apart!) we spent tons of time together in high school..our parents shuttling us back and forth....so you can imagine how happy everyone was when we got our licenses. She is one of those people I was and am always able to be 100% myself around and I am so happy/lucky that we have been friends ever since....

Now we are all grown up and our husbands are friends (that share a love of all things craft beer and home brewing) and she is due with a baby in 2 weeks! Which will make him/her only a little over 4 months younger than Hannah! It's been so fun to be going through all of this together and I can't wait until their baby arrives. We call it "Pat" since we don't know if it's a boy or a girl yet... and this weekend I threw Pat and Katie a little "boy or girl?" themed baby shower!

Sorry these pictures aren't great... I didn't take the time to get the lighting right...and it totally shows...anyway.. I ran with the whole pink or blue theme in the decor with some pink and blue
tablecloths & bunting:.

 And of course with the desserts...

 These are chocolate cupcakes with homemade vanilla buttercream icing. And then some pink and blue chocolate covered pretzels. Katie and I get together to make these every Christmas...so I had to throw those in :)

I made all the ladies "wear their guess" of whether they thought "Pat" would be a boy or a girl by making buttons with mustaches and bows on them :)

In this photo Nicole is clearly winning the clothespin game..where you had to catch people saying words like "baby, cute and June".....she clinched the win by tricking a 6 year old into saying cute and stealing her clothespin :)

People hung out:

Gifts were opened:

And people took home some packaged chocolate covered pretzels as a thank you for coming:

I am so excited to meet this baby! Let the Pat countdown begin.

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