Zan and I started with the color scheme. Baby blue and white were obvious choices. However, flowers aren't usually in those hues in September. What to do? The dilemma was solved by seeing a darling orange and navy newborn onesie.
Yesterday dawned calm, clear, and not-too-warm--perfect for an garden party! We decorated from the road,
up the drive,
Inside, hanging baby clothes left no doubt who was the party's guest-of-honor.
Arriving guests sipped orange-peach punch from baby-blue striped straws.
brightened the scene.
Notice the napkins tied as bow ties.
Guests were treated to a trio of appetizers including honey teriyaki meatballs, apricots stuffed with goat cheese, and asparagus phyllo puffs,
The main course was served as a buffet with guests helping themselves to:
croissants and chicken salad,
tomato/mozzarella skewers, and wild rice/citrus salad.
Finally, carrot cake cupcakes, mango sorbet, and chocolate mints provided a sweet ending.
Anna felt very loved
by her parents,
her life-long girl friend,
women who had prayed for her,
|Thank you, Zan, for all you did to make a wonderful party!|
After lunch, we came inside to open presents. The first-time parents were so thankful for the gifts since before the shower they hardly had anything for the expected arrival!
As guests left the shower, they took home a bottle of nail polish as a reminder of the Saturday they blessed a certain little boy with their love, gifts, and best wishes.
We trust their prayers will follow him, as they have followed his mother.