Michigan girls (in Cali) do it better! Truly Julie with her surfing buds AKA “Detroit Betties”!
It all started with the baby shower invite. My childhood friend, Andrea, has always reminded me of Audrey Hepburn: petite, generous, impossibly pretty and always classic. So, I superimposed her face onto a “My Fair Lady” poster, added a splash of pink, and voila! That invite set the tone for the whole shower. We asked guests to wear fancy headdresses to get in the festive mood for the afternoon tea affair. I learned this during my bridal shower, when you get people to collectively wear flower crowns or fun hats, magic happens. I give a gold star to the guest who got so into the spirit, she ironed gold stars onto her hair! My dear friend, Katie, co-hosted the tea party at her lovely home in Brentwood. We hung fun baby pics of Andrea and her hubby around the house, and catered in scones and other small bites from Gjusta in Venice. I had tiny mason jars left over from my wedding, so I incorporated those into the decor. And I found the most fitting party favors on Etsy! Earl Grey Lavendar tea bags in the shape of a onesie. What?! Thank you DailyEssentialsDE for the rush delivery!
For Andrea’s gift, I knew I had to get her little girl a bikini. You see, Andrea and I have been friends since we were 11 years old. We were summer camp pals, so my earliest
memories of her include swimming in the lake. Then, as adults, we have spent hours
surfing together. So, when you see the most adorable pink bikini with crochet details, you don’t look at the price tag…you buy:) Just looking at it makes my ovaries hurt for a little girl. But then again…I haven’t slept since Driggs was born so maaaaaybe not:).
So, in a nutshell: 1) pick a cute theme (ex: My Fair Lady) 2) think of a way to get people more festive (i.e. headdress) 3)add personal touches (baby pictures of the parents-to-be) 4) fun party favor; 5) and plenty of rosé for the non-preggo ladies and you’ve got yourself a shower!
We didn’t really play any games, but we did go around a circle and share our best parenting advice. It’s wonderful to have friends in your life for 25 years. It’s even better when you can share the wonders of motherhood together. Can’t wait for Andrea’s little girl to join the posse and neither can the boys!