a baby shower for a baby boy

From the moment my friend Sarah learned I was pregnant with my second baby, she wanted to throw me a baby shower.  During the course of planning the shower, I sent her a few ideas (“This invitation is cute!” or “Can I bring something Italian-themed for the food?”) and she turned them into something more wonderful than I could have ever imagined.  The invitations were adorable, the food was a vibrantly fresh and deliciously cheesy Italian spread, and the cupcakes and strawberry gelato (!) were to die for.  And we did a book theme!  Children’s books, friends, and Italian food… could it be more wonderful?

Sarah also planned the sweetest craft.  She printed off pages that each had one letter of the alphabet. Each guest took a page and drew an object that started with the letter on their page. They would then write the name of the object and sign their name. When we had all 26 letters, we put them into a scrapbook and I took home an ABC book for my baby boy.  I discovered we have some amazing artists in our midst (I am not one of them… my watermelon is lopsided and has purple seeds) and completely love this darling little book!

Enjoy the eye candy of a gorgeous baby shower.  I love these photographs, the memories, and the joy captured here.  Thank you, sweet friends!

Heather gave me Peek-a Who and thoroughly enjoyed it when I read it aloud to the group!  
Can you tell someone is a fabulous 1st Grade teacher?

Just in case you book lovers are curious, these are the books my guests gave my baby boy.  See any favorites of yours?  I can’t wait to share them with our little bambino… and our little bambina Lena, too!
    • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (someone was reading my blog this week)
    • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey (make that two people!)
    • Harold and the Purple Crayon and Harold’s Trip to the Sky by Crockett Johnson
    • Blue Hat, Green Hat and Doggies by Sandra Boynton
    • The Elephant’s Pillow by Diana Reynolds Roome
    • Peek-a Who by Nina Laden
    • Only One Woof by James Herriot
    • Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
    • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    • Go Dog Go by P.D. Eastman
    • Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
    • Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young by Jack Prelutsky
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    12 Responses to a baby shower for a baby boy

    1. Erica September 24, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

      So fun! Those cupcakes are darling. And that all that food! Yum!

    2. Becca September 24, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

      I know, Erica, the cupcakes seriously made me want to take a lesson in fondant. They were so cute… and so very edible!

    3. Emily Marie {Isnt That Charming} September 24, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

      What a great party! Looks like you had a blast. Adorable cupcakes!

    4. Milynn {Love + Whimsy} September 24, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

      Looks like such a fun event! My cousin did the same thing with the alphabet as a baby shower game. It’s really a cute idea!

    5. Monica | Hola!design September 24, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

      What a beautiful blog you have! I’m going to be busy the next few days reading your posts. I went to Italy a few years ago and I loved Venice, too!
      Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog today!

    6. esther. September 24, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

      I’m SO sorry I wasn’t able to make it up for the shower. Really wishing it had been possible. Looks like you all had a lovely time!

    7. Becca September 24, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

      I missed you too, Esther, but it was a whopper of a drive and I know you had something else going on. We missed you!

    8. luvvleighb September 24, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

      Oh I love the gift idea! Everyone has a favorite book from childhood! I always did like The Giving Tree!

    9. alli/hooray September 25, 2012 at 5:07 am #

      What a sweet shower…I love that you got all these books! I’m throwing one for my sister in-law this weekend : )

    10. Briana September 25, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

      What a cute baby shower! The desserts look divine!

      I didn’t have one for Alice because we live aaaaaaall the way in Boston and our families are aaaaall on the West coast.

      I was a SICU nurse before I moved to Boston and then decided to try my hand at ER nursing. Both are crazy and interesting, for sure! I definitely miss the excitement of work but wouldn’t take the bed baths or fresh post-ops for poopy diapers and a cuddly baby!

    11. Hawkins Family September 25, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

      Looks like a wonderful time! And I love the idea for the ABC book!

    12. Hawkins Family September 25, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

      Looks like a wonderful time! And I absolutely love the ABC book idea!

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