When we remodeled our new home, the dining room was designed to be the room where big, giant groups of loved ones gathered to celebrate and share heartfelt meals. The act of sitting together and talking and eating amazing food (especially hours and hours long dinners over candlelight, but I digress) is one of my very favorite indulgences. To be honest, if I could have a dinner party (or afternoon tea or brunch for that matter) every day of the week I would. When I found out that Michelle was pregnant and that Tara was interested in helping me host a shower for her, I jumped at the chance.
Michelle is an avid pinterest user and once I caught a glance of what she had going on in her for the boy board I knew we had to do something with blues and whites with a hint of beach and just a splash of yellow. I’ve been on a hand drawing and lettering kick so I drew up the invitations to reflect all those elements. I also knew I wanted to make tea towels as favors (because who doesn’t love a good tea towel?!) and once I found the light blue ticking fabric everything else just sort of fell into place.
It makes me so ridiculously happy to see our new dining room put to good use, stuffed to the gills with family and friends, and the gorgeous light and flowers (thanks to Tara!) were all just icing on the cake. I have been short on time with all of our moving and unpacking, and we were in Los Angeles for my niece’s birthday the day before the shower, so as much as I love to cook we knew it just wasn’t going to happen for this party. My mom had the perfect solution, calling in the professionals and having the proprietress of Michelle’s favorite creperies make the food. Easy and delicious, I couldn’t have asked for a better meal!
Happy baby sprinkle, Michelle! I cannot wait to meet your little one!