11.05.2014

our baby shower.

When H and I were in Illinois the other week we got together with some family and close friends for our baby shower. We had lunch (burgers!) and cupcakes, played games, and baby M was spoiled with some seriously adorable gifts. It was perfect. A HUGE thank you to my mom and sister-in-law for planning such a wonderful party.
I wore a flowy non-maternity dress and cardigan (both on sale) with my Kendra Scott Necklace and booties. I was super comfortable and I know this outfit will be on heavy rotation this fall and winter.

There were so many cute decor details -- Minted generously supplied the party decorations (we used a personalized bunting banner, circle garland, cupcake toppers, and table confetti from the "Oh Boy" line). Everyone loved the decor, especially the cupcake toppers and "bonjour bebe" bunting banner. Our family friend Amy put together beautiful flower arrangements -- complete with elephant ribbons (she was our florist for our wedding too). And my sister-in-law found the cutest elephant sugar cookies (almost too cute to eat!). 
My favorite part of the shower was when we revealed the gender of the baby with special carrot cake and salted caramel cupcakes with mystery blue or pink icing inside. My grandmas took a bite out of their cupcakes first and they saw pink icing! My grandma on my mom's side was shocked and her face was priceless -- she was convinced we were having a boy :) Everyone was so happy we're having a baby girl! Thank you again to my family and friends for a wonderful baby shower! Baby M is lucky to have so many special people in her life :)
-xo-
Jillian
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30 comments

  1. What a fun shower! Love how you combined it with a gender reveal, too! All the food looks delicious!

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  2. Aw I love all the photos! Those elephant cookies are adorable! So sweet that your grandma's got to see the gender first :)

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  3. Aww this is all so perfect! You looked amazing and such a great idea to do the gender reveal AT the shower... love that! Yay for Baby M! :)

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  4. Everything was adorable!! I love that you did a gender reveal at the shower! So excited for you!!

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  5. Such a sweet party!!! I love the reaction your grandma gave - that is so special!

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  6. So cute! And love that your grandmothers were the ones to reveal -- so sweet!
    xo Southern Style

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  7. OMG so adorable! Your decorations were so cute and love that you did the gender reveal at the shower! How fun!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh so wonderful!! Love all the pictures!! I love that you did the gender reveal at the shower! Great idea!

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  9. Aww, so cute! Looks like a lovely time!

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  10. Love all the details, congrats again!

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  11. How beautiful! I do love that banner. Very original and creative.

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  12. So pretty, love all the little details. That is special your grandma took the first bite :)

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  13. Beautiful shower! The decorations are perfect! I'm going to hint to my girlfriend to check out Minted for my shower :)

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  14. Awww...it looks like a PERFECT baby shower. And those elephant cookies are A-MAZing!

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  15. That bunny is just precious and will look even cuter snuggled up to the beebie ;)

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  16. Precious shower and yay for baby girls!!!!! Congrats!!!!

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  17. aww what a perfect shower!! i love all the decorations, and you look so cute!

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  18. The details are adorable and you dont even look pregnant aside from the beautiful glow!

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  19. Congratulations! Looks like a wonderful baby shower! Love the way you revealed the gender:)

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  20. How cute is this shower?? The decor is precious!

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  21. What a wonderful celebration in honor of your sweet baby girl!

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  22. omg i love it! it turned out wonderfully. love those lil pants with the heart. swoon!!

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  23. What an adorable shower! How sweet! :)

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  24. Such a beautiful shower!! Love those elephant cookie!

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  25. That plush rabbit is so cute! Everything at the baby shower look awesome!

    Carpet cleaners Chelsea

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  26. What an adorable theme for a shower! And you can't go wrong with cupcakes :)

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  27. Awww I love that you did a gender reveal and baby shower all in one! And the elephant theme is just adorable.

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  28. Oh I love it all! Love the details and everything looked perfect for you :)
    Linh
    http://abeautifulrawr.com

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