Our fabulous baby book shower!

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It seems fitting that my last blog here on the Caitlin Arnold Events site for a while should be just before I go on maternity leave and be about my baby shower, there’s something nicely poetic about it! I am so lucky to have such a wonderful team to work with who threw me and my husband an amazing baby shower using some of the tips we shared on our Planning the Perfect Baby Shower blog back in January.

Thanks to an amazing team effort on the part of Caitlin and Wendi Goad (our florist extraordinaire over at Sweetness & Light Floral Design) the shower was a huge success. I knew going in that I wanted a casual, co-ed baby shower as I’m not huge on being the center of attention and wanted my husband to get some of it as well – after all it’s his baby too!

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My mom and dad graciously offered their house to host the party and we gathered about 40 friends and family to enjoy some delicious food, amazing desserts, and just have a good time!

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As I said in the earlier blog, ours was a “baby book shower” – meaning we asked all of our guests to bring a children’s book with a note written inside to create our baby’s library. Wendi provided a vintage bookshelf in the entryway for people to drop their books off.

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Even though I couldn’t partake, I didn’t think everyone should go dry just for me so Caitlin created a delicious pineapple, ginger and orange punch that could be spiked for some added fun, along with some adorable custom cups with “This book belongs to” name plates.

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Wendi used our blue, orange and aqua color palette to amazing effect with her flowers, which we enhanced with some custom block letters that I made and will later use in the baby’s room.

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Our food was courtesy of Weir & Associates Catering, who provided some delicious – and pregnancy-safe! – foods for everyone.

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And the amazing dessert spread was from Honeycomb Events who really outdid themselves with a custom background made up of old library check out cards. I couldn’t resist having one of each dessert and they were delicious!

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As for games/events we kept it low-key with just a custom word search that I created for the day, providing a Starbucks card to the winner.

Overall, I couldn’t imagine a more perfect baby shower for our growing family – a chance to gather family and friends, eat some delicious treats, and open some presents! My huge thanks go out to Caitlin and Wendi for planning such a great day and special thanks to Shannon Joesting for the amazing photos! Check out our gallery for even more photos.