Milk and Cookies Baby Shower
December 7th, 2010
When I asked my little sister Jackie if she was having any pregnancy cravings she answered without hesitation “Milk…I can’t get enough of it!’ Thus my little brain began to whir (it actually makes a noise, just ask my husband who hears it late at night as I’m trying to fall asleep) and the theme of her shower was born: ”Milk and Cookies”. On top of this, it needed to be sans gluten for this little gluten free Momma. Isn’t she cute?
Knowing the little punkin is a boy, we chose appropriate colors and enhanced the decorations with some teddy bears.
Joy made these super cute name tags for each of us in her fancy shamncy handwriting:
The favors were sugar cookies in the shape of milk jugs
Inspired by other bloggers who threw showers with the same theme, we served strawberry, chocolate and plain milk in caraffes. They were a HIT
particularly with Sara
We saw a few different blog posts with milk shooters and cookie chasers but we wanted to add our own little twist to it so we made milkshake shooters instead. Y-U-M.
Being adorably pregnant is just one of Jackie’s many attributes. She’s an insanely good artist and equally talented with her cooking. That being said, the food needed to be just as delicious as it was aesthetically pleasing. We served two different mini grilled sandwiches (cucumbers, goat cheese, walnuts with spinach/ham, cheddar, pear with dijon mustard) a spinach salad with pomegranates and feta, a cheese and winter fruit plate, mini caprese skewers and for dessert (besides the milkshake shots) gluten free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and homemade chocolate truffles displayed on none other than The Cupcake Tower. Looking back, the milkshake shots would have been cute on the Tower too…hmmmm. Good stuff!
With our bellies stuffed it was time to open presents. We made a ‘clothesline’ to display his new duds
This homemade teddy bear might have won for the most ‘oohs’ and ‘awwwws!’
But my personal FAVorite was the homemade mobile that her friend Janae made. I informed her that I had just recently seen a site where homemade mobiles were selling (like hotcakes I might add) for $75. Go into business Janae!
Well Jax, you are officially the proud owner of an abundance of precious little things to swaddle, cuddle, carry and dress your little man. Now we just wait – AH I can’t wait!