Last weekend, I went home for a baby shower that my mom and aunts planned to celebrate the impending arrival (6-ish weeks?) of JamJam Jellyroll – as we like to call baby Jayjack.
They chose a sweet little venue, The Pinecone Cottage Teahouse, in Downers Grove, to host it, and crafted some special details.We don’t know if Baby J is a boy or girl yet, so everything was gender neutral.
The ABC theme was inspired by the Posie Gets Cozy Daisychain alphabet crewlwork project my mom has been working on (she got down to the ‘z’ by the day of the shower!) and carried through with cute little signs and details, like these sweet cookie mix favors shaped like mason jar bottles.
Showers elicit a dreamlike ‘and you were there, and you were there!’ feeling that comes from gathering important people who would never otherwise be in the same room together to share your joy. A table of my beautiful besties from Benet and Mizzou:
I’m also smitten with the scrapbook paper origami placeholders that my mom and aunts made when they were out in California. They stand up and have little pockets on both sides. The front held a little piece of paper with the name and table on it and the back had a tea bag tucked in. I’m taking one apart and will do another post on how to make them, since they didn’t have a tutorial for it.
The game we played reminded us all of how my grandpa makes up alternate names for things using fancier synonyms (Sloppy Joes = Untidy Josephs, etc.).
Can you figure out which children’s book titles these stand for?
1. Emerald Yolk With Accompanying Pig Product
2. Evening Salutations To The Celestial Orb
3. Soft Cotton Toy Bunny
4. Trifecta Of Minute Swine
5. Pretty Girl Slumbering
6. Unsightly Aquatic Bird
7. Which Female Cares For Me
8. Brunette Furry Animal, Brunette Furry Animal, I Ask About Your Observations.
9. Locale Of The Concrete Walkway’s Termination.
10. Be Off Canine, Be Off
11. Famished Butterfly Predecession
12. Fedora Wearing Feline
13. Locale Of The Untamed Creatures
14. A Breeze Blowing Through The Salex Trees
15. Diminutive Domicile Situated in Open Country
16. Bequeathing Topiary
17. Pentagonal Tiny Primates Bouncing on a Trundle
I was stumped on a few, so let me know in the comments if you just can’t get one and I’ll tell you the answer!
Everyone was so generous and thoughtful – I know this little person is coming into a great support system. All of the guests even created an alphabet book. Everyone got assigned a letter and came up with a word and way to illustrate it:
The new nursery windows go in tomorrow, too!