Long Overdue: Becca’s Preppy Baby Shower

Several weeks back (yes I am WAY behind), I helped host a baby shower for a very, very dear friend of mine! Becca and Cam are expecting their first little one (a baby boy to be named Owen!) around Thanksgiving and I couldn’t be more happy for them!

I was so excited to help host this special event! Four of us got together to throw the baby shower (Maureen, Amanda, Rachel and me) and it was such fun working with these ladies! The baby shower was Preppy themed. Everything was blue/gray/green/aqua colored and there was lots of argyle and bow-ties. Most of you can probably guess, but for the shower, I was in charge of invitations and of course the food!

For the invitations, I asked my best friend Katie to design them. Like always, she did a great job! I highly recommend checking her out. Her stuff can be found on etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/polkaprints?ref=seller_info). Here are samples of the invitations (actual details changed):

We also asked guests to bring a book to stock Owens library. Here was what we included with the invitation:

For the food, the mom-to-be had requested tea/mini sandwiches. I loved this suggestion as it gave me a chance to create a bunch of options for people! And, I love making a variety so that everyone finds something they like. After having to narrow it down (there were way too many great tea sandwich ideas out there!), the menu consisted of the following:

  • Curry chicken salad on mini croissants
  • Ham with honey butter and jalapeno pepper jelly on corn bread muffins
  • Caprese on focaccia
  • Roast beef with herb goat cheese on pastry puff rolls
  • Cucumber and cream cheese on white bread
  • Chilled tomato gazpacho
  • Fruit salad in waffle cones (with mint & vanilla Greek yogurt)
  • Bow-tie pasta salad (made by Jessica – thank you, it was delicious!)
  • Cherry Pie on Sticks and,
  • Mini Strawberry Shortcake

I was pretty dang happy with how all the food turned out. There wasn’t too much leftover so I say that is a sign that it all turned out tasting good! Special thanks to Amanda and Morgan who helped put it all together! Here are a few pictures from the shower:

The lovely food prep helpers!

The food table and some of the preppy decorations

Bow-tie napkins done by Amanda

Mock birth print for baby Owen 🙂 Designed by Katie (find her on etsy – polkaprints).

As of the date of the shower, Becca and Cam hadn’t announced the name they had chosen. So instead, I had Katie put Turkey on the birth print as that is what they had often referred to him as 🙂 It was such a treat though cause at the shower Becca surprised us by telling us the name!

Becca, I am so excited for you and Cam. Can’t wait to meet baby Owen in a few short weeks! You are going to be the best parents!