Before I begin to show all the details of this beautiful fall baby shower I want to give a little history of my friendship with Sandy, the mother-in-law who threw the shower Like my friend Julia, who you met last week, I met Sandy at church. Church is a great place to meet people and foster life long friendships, because you have one big thing in common: faith. I met Sandy when my kids were two and five years old, and Sandy didn't have children yet. Fast forward 25 years and here we are with two of our children married, two grand babies, and Sandy's first grand baby on the way. It is an absolute privilege to have life long friends and watch our children grow up together and celebrate life's milestones like weddings and baby showers!
Now on to the details of this beautiful baby shower! The shower was held outdoors on a lovely fall day. When the guests first arrived, they were greeted by this chalkboard sign on the front porch directing them to the location of the shower.
The chrysanthemum centerpieces doubled as party favors as each guest was allowed to take a chrysanthemum plant home at the end of the party.
A comfortable and pretty living room chair was brought outside for the mom-to-be to sit in while she opened her gifts. In keeping with the pumpkin theme, a pillow with a white pumpkin decoration on it, was placed on the chair. Above the chair hung a lovely wreath with the first letter of the baby's name.
Dessert was pink and yellow cupcakes. They were placed on trays of different heights on a table covered with white lace linens. A white vintage frame on an easel with a fall mum wrapped in pink tulle completed the decor.
And this is my dear friend Sandy with her daughter-in-law holding the ultrasound photo of her first grand baby. I am so excited for my friend to enter the wonderful world of being a grand parent. I think she will be such a wonderful grandmother. I'm also excited that her first grand child is a girl, as Sandy has two boys of her own. It will be fun for her to spoil her little grand daughter with everything pink and frilly.