Sunday, June 20, 2010

Wendy's Baby Shower

Hank and I have a new grandchild on the way; our daughter-in-law, Wendy, is due in mid-July with a baby girl.
Yesterday her Mom, Joanne, her sister, Rhonda, and I gave her a surprise baby shower. It was a beautiful day, warm and sunny, so we had the shower on my screened porch.
Wendy's sister is amazingly clever. She made these roses out of baby socks...with real rose leaves they looked like they had just been picked. She arrived with five large bouquets of them for the tables. Rhonda also made the "diaper cake" in the photo below...lots of work! Both Rhonda and Joanne are amazing cooks and the hors d'oeuvres were delicious. There was antipasto-on-a-stick (with pink pearls on the ends!), crab and shrimp stuffed phillo shells, cherry tomatos and mozarella, stuffed muchrooms, meatballs and so much more.
Everything was delicious.

For dessert, we had tiny pink-frosted cupcakes, mini-eclairs and creme puffs, and fresh fruit.
I was in charge of finding a recipe for pink punch and it was quite the event. You mix raspberry or cranberry flavored ginger ale with raspberry sherbet and just stand back while it explodes into something resembling a fizzy pink smoothy...a little scary to watch but really yummy.

Another one of Rhonda's ideas was hanging a clothesline on the porch with pastel "onesies" clipped to she is getting it ready.

These are the last of our peonies for this least they're pink!
Wendy opening gifts...

Nancy and Wendy...

Great-grandmother, Eleanor Lawson, Hanks' son, Rob (Dad-to-be) and Wendy.

Now we all just need to sit back and wait for baby girl Lawson to make her appearance!

1 comment:

  1. Wendy's family did such a great job--so many cute ideas-if I EVER have to plan something for K & Er--I hoe I can remember them--you did a great job too-it was nice-great to see Hank's Mom she looks terrific!!