Monday, May 16, 2016

Backyard BBQ {Girl Edition}

Every time one of our girls from our high school group growing up gets pregnant, we have a shower. For the first baby, we go all out. For all kids after the first, we just get together at a local restaurant and shower each other with diapers and wipes. Let’s just say that I haven’t had to buy diapers yet for Drake.

Erin was the last of the girls to have her first baby, so we had our last big shower for her this past weekend. It was a backyard BBQ with a whole lot of girl thrown in. When we all pool our resources together, we end up with a pretty nice backdrop to shower the mom-to-be with lots of gift while getting to enjoy each other’s company and watch all of kids play together.

Erin designed her own invitation since she does that on the side for people. We just told her the direction we wanted to go and some of the designs we liked, and this is what she came up with. Since mason jars are a staple at all of our parties, it seemed only fitting.


As for the details, I think the pictures speak for themselves…


Erin's Baby Shower 2016

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Erin's Baby Shower 20162


The kids had a great time. It was nice to have it on Kate and Spencer’s farm where they could just run and roam without having to be too worried. A place to run, a game of baseball {kind of}, and farm animals equals loads of fun and great memories!

Erin's Baby Shower 20163

And, of course, the mama and daddy-to-be got plenty of little lovelies to make sure Baby E is set for her arrival. They are keeping the name a secret, and I can’t say I blame them. We’ve done both….kept it a secret and told people. My advice is to keep it a secret. It’s much more fun, and no one can give you their opinion about the name and what they would rather you name it.

Erin's Baby Shower 20164

Now, we wait until June! Erin, we all wish you the best of luck. We know you are looking forward to welcoming your baby girl, and we can’t wait to see her and hold her ourselves. It’s the best feeling in the world to be a mama, even if you are too exhausted to even remember your name sometimes. That love is like no other!

Love, All of your Hostesses