Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Showering for Mama Francie

On Sunday I had the honor of hosting a shower for my friend Francie and her second little one to arrive in December (it's a girl!). I decided on brunch, and while Leon had boys time with Max, we girls gabbed away over coffee & baked goods. I am so excited for Francie's baby girl and I know Andrew will be a great big bro...AND I also like shopping for girls :)

Now, when you are hosting brunch for a large group of people, labor intensive foods or those you cannot prep ahead of time are out (like pancakes, and made to order eggs). Instead? go for the baked stuff you can stick in the oven (and prep the night before!) and not think about while you run around decorating and getting yourself pretty.

On to the decor...

Stole this cupcake garland idea from Pinterest. (Thanks for the new addiction Annika!)

Serving up the food: Egg bake "Boozy" Baked French Toast (with Baileys), sausage, bacon, fruit salad, scones, & banana bread.

The "Wishes for Baby" idea was stolen from my awesome party-throwing friend Annika here.

Cupcakes stacked in a mason jar as favors...also stolen from Pinterest.

The guest of honor Francie (middle) surround by fam & friends!
Lily & Marie
Nhat, Karina, Roxanna, & Christina
Make a baby play-doh game - this was pretty funny

The winner Mary with Francie and the "baby"
Last shot of all the gals

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