It all began with my husband wanting to throw me a surprise baby shower with our church family, except that he couldn’t handle the pressure of the preparations so he ended up spilling the beans to me himself. I love that he tried, really, but I was glad that he told me because I didn’t want a surprise! If anything, I wanted to be able to pick what we’re going to wear (LOL) and be part of the preparations.
Everything turned out well, after all. :)
So I did as much as I could—designing invites, giveaways and stickers; ordering paper straws; browsing Pinterest for ideas; hand-lettering labels, you know, stuff I can do within the confines of my laptop and desk. But my involvement was little compared to my dear fairy godmothers‘ labor of love.
I don’t know how to pull off throwing a party without Mae. She did a great job organizing the whole thing—making sure that we get the items in my wish list, inviting loved ones and friends, putting the program together, and filling the venue with pinterest-inspired paper pompoms, cupcake labels, japanese lanterns, and buntings. Hands down! It was the prettiest baby shower ever.
Fresh (of Josiahs’ Catering), who once did magic on our wedding day, got carried away once again and made a little desert heaven out of our little party. There were too many deserts—cupcakes, macarons, eclairs, meringues, cream puffs—I wasn’t even able to taste everything! That is, besides the fact that my husband was watching out my sugar and calorie intake, LOL.
Ivy helped with souvenir print outs and setting up my baby registry while she’s doing her own wedding preps.
I have the awesomest friends.
And then there were games, and opening of gifts, and prayer & thanksgiving, and Titos & Titas giving their advises.
We couldn’t be any happier spending this night with these people who share our joy and excitement as we welcome our darling twins to this world! :) Thank you, guys.
Happy Mommy & Daddy <3
So..the theme of the party happened to be the names we’re giving our babies (which explains the clouds, and the sun, and the raindrops), and we took that night as an opportunity to officially announce their names: Dawn & Rain. How we end up with those names is a story for another post. :)