If there is one thing I feel totally comfortable flaunting, it is the fact that I have the most amazing friends on earth. Around this time last year, a handful of them got together to throw not one, but TWO incredible baby showers to herald Seabass’ arrival. They were, quite simply, the best baby showers ever. PERIOD.
SHOWER NUMERO UNO:
Hosted by my dear friends Jenny and Elly, both of whom have incredible taste and backgrounds in event planning for wineries and non-profits.
The gorgeousness of this event all kicked off with a killer invitation. It was a small box delivered to each guest containing a live plant with a tag attached that read: “In celebration of the growing Lewis family.” I don’t know how Elly got UPS to accept these plants as legitimate mail items. She must have shown some leg or something.
Those girls – they are so clever. The shower was held at an orchid nursery and had this cozy, rustic, homespun-yet-hip vibe to it. Jenny is a foodie extraordinaire, so the food was brilliant: brioche, salads, a cheese board, pomegranate punch, and – made special for the pregnant girl – chocolate-covered bacon. Yum.
Seated at a long table, surrounded by some of my dearest friends, delicious food, copious gifts, and rare tropical flowers, I felt extraordinarily loved and honored.
SHOWER NUMERO DOS:
Hosted by my precious friends Brigitte, Valerie, and Summer, who owns a brilliant event business called Hostess du Jour.
Also helping to throw this great party was my beautiful mom, aka Oma. Here she is with my mother-in-law, Grandma Lewis. Nana (great grandma) is in the background.
This shower’s theme was “It’s raining, it’s pouring, a new Lewis we’re adoring!” so there were umbrellas on and around everything, from the invitation to the drinks.
The party was held at Brigitte’s Mediterranean-style home, one of my favorite in the whole world. Ramping up for the hatch of a wild Seabass in such gorgeous digs was a real treat.
Cupcakes came in two flavors: a Ding-Dong inspired Hostess-like cupcake and a chocolate cake with strawberry jam inside, ordered from Amy Bakes Cupcakes. (Ha ha, I said Ding-Dong.)
The attention to detail at this party was phenomenal. Summer is a whiz when it comes to this sort of thing. One favorite part of the shower was how she arranged the gifts on a table once they’d been opened for everyone to see. It was like a little boutique.
Another thoughtful detail was a book Summer created with our pregnancy photos as a memory book for Seabass. Guests wrote prayers, words of encouragement, and blessings on our little guy in anticipation of his entrance to Planet Earth.
Thank you, again, to my amazing friends: Summer, Valerie, Brigitte, Jenny, Elly, and of course, Oma. You really know how to welcome a new little one. Cheers!