Friday, June 10, 2011

baby shower #2

my good friend, helena, threw me a baby shower with some of the wives from Dental school.  it was seriously a blast.  she put in a lot of work to organize the decorations, food, games, etc.

some of the highlights:
  • she provided me with thank you cards and had everyone write their own name and address on the envelope.
  • she decorated her apartment with darling onesies, burp cloths, socks, diaper cakes, etc. as her gift to me.
  • i'm not usually a fan of games at showers, but hers were really fun.  she took everyone aside, one-by-one. with a piece of paper behind us, on the ground, we had to squat down & place one hand flat on the paper. we then had to trace our hand with the other hand, while facing the other direction.  later in the shower, she said something like 'i wrote down the phrases you guys said while tracing your hand and they are what were said by mccall/tannon the night the baby was conceived'. needless to say, it was pretty hilarious.
  • before opening presents, she passed out Bingo cards to everyone {besides me}.  she had them all write down specific things they thought i would receive.  as i opened my gifts, everyone would cross the item off of their card, if it was on there.  she had presents for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  i loved this part because it took a bit of pressure off of me, knowing that they weren't ONLY paying attention to me opening gifts {i don't love attention.  thanks, helena, i'm pretty sure that was strategically planned}.
i love my friends.


caitlin and brinton said...

Did you REALLY have to post the picture of those cupcakes? GEEEEEZZZZ!!!! Killin' me. What a CUTE shower!

Have you seen Baby Mamma?? It's hilarious!

I might have to steal the socks on the clothesline idea for Leslie's shower.

Love you.

denise said...

Could those little baby socks on the clothesline be any cuter?!

Your friend sounds like a true blessing.

jrpetho said...

That looked so fun! What a cute shower:) Happy times!!

Helena said...

I am so glad you liked it. I've always wanted to throw a baby shower, so I should really be thanking you for getting knocked up. That was real thoughtful of you :)

krissilugbill said...

awe, didn't realize you were preggo! how exciting!!! congrats to you :) Hope it is going well and that you are loving it. When does your little one get here? i am due in 5 more days and its crazy! this looks like an amazing shower! what great friends you have. best wishes to you in the rest of your pregnancy!

Brenda said...

Looks like such a a fun shower, McCall! I loved the bingo idea - I'm like you in that I HATE attention all on me, especially during gift opening at birthdays, etc...the bingo is a nice distraction for everyone, I agree! Oh and those onesies, bibs, and socks - darling!