The Baby Shower That Spoiled Us Both

August 27, 2013

Baby Shower | The Proper Pinwheel

I am back from Utah and am ready to have this baby! We’ve been told that she’ll most likely come early, so keep your fingers crossed that she stays in and cooks a little longer! Last Saturday, the women in my family put on a big ole’ bash for BG-dub. Our family is Italian and that means we don’t believe in portion control. We believe in food and lots of it. These ladies knocked it out of the park with the brunch and sweets and cake and beverages and fresh flowers. Check out a few of the photos!

Baby Shower | The Proper Pinwheel

Baby Shower | The Proper Pinwheel

There were individual french toasts served with whipped cream, syrup, and all berries. I made sure to snag one of those before they were gone!

Baby Shower | The Proper Pinwheel

Keeping the decor simple, we placed small vases in brown lunch bags. We spray painted the bottoms of the bags gold to give ‘em a little flair.

Baby Shower | The Proper Pinwheel

My mom said to me, “it seems like paper straws are all the rage these days”. Bless her heart. These gorgeous lil’ straws are from Shop Sweet Lulu!

Baby Shower | The Proper Pinwheel

Parfaits. To be honest, I like them without fruit. I’ve just never been a fan of fruit chunks, but it’s all about the presentation, ya know?

My niece (who refers to me as Princess Lexy) sampled everything before we got started. That’s how I know she’s related to me.

And do you recognize those lemon sorbet bowls? They’re a pretty popular DIY that are perfect for a hot summer day!

Baby Shower | The Proper Pinwheel

All of the fresh flowers were from Costco. We bought several bunches, took them apart, and rearranged them as we saw fit!

Baby Shower | The Proper Pinwheel

So a professional cake was made. And I can’t even tell you how delicious it was. Professional cakes are always a hit or miss. This was a hit. A definite hit. Decorated to match the invitations (the watercolor invites were created by Rebecca Caridad and will be on the blog tomorrow!), this cake was beautiful and tasty! Red velvet for the win. If you live in or around Utah County, you need to only eat cakes from Hot Pink! Cake in Payson, Utah. The girl knows her way around the kitchen!

Baby Shower | The Proper Pinwheel

“Thanks for coming! Please pick a flower!”

Baby Shower | The Proper Pinwheel

Just take a look at that spread. You can always expect to be well-fed when attending a gathering put on by my family. A huge thank you to my mom, sisters, aunts, cousins, and grandmothers for contributing to the spoiling of Baby Girl Ward!

We’re just going to try and keep away from the gestational diabetes now.

photography: all photos by The Proper Pinwheel

13 thoughts on “The Baby Shower That Spoiled Us Both

  1. Dana R.

    No wonder you know how to throw a fabulous fete coming from this talented family. Everything looks so perfect, including you in that dress!

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    1. Lexy Post author

      Ha! Dana. My family is just over the top. We’re a very intense people. :) And thank you for the compliments on the dress! It’s all that fits these days!

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    1. Lexy Post author

      Oh girlfriend. It’s reason enough to do it. Just get pregnant so you can eat all the food you want and love. :) I shared the recipe today on the blog!

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    1. Lexy Post author

      LeAnn!!! Thank you so much for coming to the shower!!! :) We just bought fruit and granola from Costco, and then used the Dannon Light & Fit Yogurt in Vanilla in between the layers of fruit! So simple. And that yogurt is THE best. :)

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