Rolling the Dice and Clinking the Ice

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Colorful Co-Ed Baby Shower

Wes grilled and Staci marinated this pork roast.  Yum!  Colorful hurricanes are from One King's Lane.  Y'all know how I love that site!  (And if you don't, check out my previous post on the ever-so-fabulous OKL here).

Happy weekend everyone!  Here in Georgia we are still experiencing gorgeous summery-fall weather (I made that word up, but I think it fits nicely), just perfect for heading outdoors and having some fun.  Just this morning, my son and I enjoyed watching my husband play tennis with his men's ALTA team.  It was beautiful out there (made even prettier by a Zing-Zang bloody mary).  And while my little one naps, I am itching to get back outside and tackle a little gardening.  But before I do that, I wanted to share some pics from a little soiree that my hubs and I co-hosted a few months ago.  This was an evening shindig we hosted alongside Staci and Alex (another couple we are close friends with), and it was for our dear friends Matt and Heather.  (Side note: Staci, Heather, and I have co-hosted a baby shower together before - it was a nautically-themed coed bash for friends expecting a little boy; you may remember that post, found here).  The reason for this particular party (besides having a swell ol' time, naturally) was to celebrate the then-upcoming arrival of Matt and Heather's little girl.  I am proud to report that at this point in time, their little pink bundle has arrived safe and sound, and she is now doing well and even sleeping through the night (almost!).

For this shindig, we wanted to keep the focus on good food and time together.  I don't know about y'all, but sometimes I think over-the-top baby decor is wasted on a co-ed crowd.    I mean, what do men care if all the napkins, cupcakes, and decor are complimentary??  And don't get me wrong, I love theming-it-up and will do it 9 times out of 10.  However, sometimes - and especially within the same group of friends - I think it's more than OK to go a little easy, make it a beautiful but not overly-themed party, and just have some fun. 

So without further adieu, here are the pics.  Simple but we thought it turned out nicely! 

I did those little tags myself!!  Practiced my calligraphy learned at the fabulous Callanwolde.  (For more on that, see this post).  Oh, and I purchased those little jars for the favors from - where else? - One King's Lane.

And that's it, y'all!  Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!! 
P.S.  Catherine and I were mighty proud to be featured in this month's University of Georgia Magazine.  Check out the article here.  :o)

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