September 6, 2013
There is always that question about whether it’s appropriate to have a shower for a second baby—I mean we already have so much for baby #1. However, I think a shower is more about showing your support and love for that friend and future little one, then about showering them with gifts.
It’s a chance to make the mom feel celebrated and special. It doesn’t need to be an overly elaborate, theme-drenched event. Some thoughtful, pretty touches is all it takes to create a beautiful day.
I was excited to put this shower together for Sarah, a dear friend since college. For inspiration, I asked about her nursery colors and let those, and the season, be my guide for the food and flowers for a garden lunch.
Just one passed appetizer is plenty: GF crackers with Bellwether Ricotta, grilled peaches, fresh mint and a dusting of za’atar.
Golden Celebration roses were bought locally to use in the main floral arrangement. However, all the petals fell off when I tried to arrange them (yes, there were tears…and wine). Plan B was to fill a bowl with the beautiful petals and float a few castaways in finger bowls filled with water.
We started lunch with a salad of arugula, Serrano ham and farmers market melon with cracked pepper.
Instead of goodie bags guests went home with a yellow mini orchid, nestled in moss and plunged into little cups.
A combination of colored cherry tomatoes filled these individual cobblers for the main course.
Sarah’s favorite dessert is ice cream, so we finished with these rustic ice cream sandwiches.
Fast forward a month and we all have a beautiful baby girl to cherish!