A (very happy) baby shower

My friends threw me a baby shower on the weekend. You know how there are those picture perfect, delightful times filled with tons of laughter, fun and love? Well, this was one of those days ♥

We had a selection of savoury and sweet treats, including a croquembouche that I 'built' with storebought profiteroles and homemade caramel. It was incredibly fun to assemble and really not as hard as one would imagine. Most importantly of all, it looked and tasted AMAZING. I, of course, gave myself a day off from my sugar-free diet plan and indulged (it's my party and I'll eat if I want to).
I wanted the day to be a relaxing one, where everybody gets together and eat and drink in celebration. And I'm pretty sure we've achieved that. I was so busy enjoying myself I didn't get the chance to snap any photos of my own. Thank goodness my dear friend who organised the event also took charge of documenting the day (thanks, Liz!).

You might be able to tell from the pictures - there were games (baby bingo, guess my belly line), as well as gift unwrapping. Gifts were totally optional, I believe I made that really clear to my guests, but everyone decided to bring me beautiful, thoughtful, lovely things and it really touches me how blessed and much-loved this baby is.
PS: Remember to check out my paper pom poms and paper doily table runner tutorial - they were both made especially for this occasion. And just in case you're wondering....my victorian lace sleeved dress is from Soon Maternity.

57 Responses to A (very happy) baby shower

greenthumb said...

Glad you had a good time sounds like fun.

cquek said...

What absolute beauties! Especially all the ladies out there

OtherMix said...

You look great! Glad to see you had a good time!

Ice Pandora said...

Such a happy photo's c;
The baby shower looked
like a fun time! Xx

burntfeather said...

Ahh so super sweet :) It's nice to have lovely friends!

Tina Bradley said...

What an elegant, fun-filled gathering...and, you look gorgeous! xo T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Ladybird Diaries said...

Lovely photos! The baby shower looks like it was a lot of fun and the decorations and food look gorgeous.
M x

Jane said...

lovely time! you look beautiful!! congrats again!! and i'm about to make a mini pom pom garland soon! can't wait!

Shirley Tay said...

The party & the hostess look absolutely gorgeous! I'm so happy for u, Trishie mommy! xoxo

Briseidy said...

everything looks beautiful! mostly you! radiating happiness!

little t said...

You have such lovely friends trishie, and you look BEAUTIFUL!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

You look beautiful! I can tell you had such a happy day. It looks absolutely perfect, from the food to the decorations. I've always wanted to try a croquembouche! Yours looks awesome!

Anouka K said...

You look amazing! And this cheese platter is so tempting; wish I could have this now...

Amy @ Elephant Eats said...

Oh my gosh, this looks like such a wonderful day full of laughter and friends- just the way a baby shower should be. Congrats again!!! So so exciting :) You look great!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What a lovely fĂȘte and you look gorgeous Trishie!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Kim Alston said...

You looked FABULOUS! I love the decor & food. Everyone looked like they had an amazing time. That was so nice :D
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Winnie said...

Gosh you look incredible - what a lovely dress too! Looks like such a wonderful day, looks like you have some amazing friends :)

Athy said...

It was such a lovely day, and the photos are fab! I can't wait to meet the little (big!) one now...

Sam said...

Aww what a wonderful event, you look so beautiful hun.

Victoria // Oh So Pretty said...

Everything looks so beautiful! Congratulations to your friend :) All the treats look so yummy and the games seem so fun!!

Johanna said...

How beautiful...you lucky girl. You have some amazing friends.

Linda said...

How glorious, Trish!
You look absolutely beaming!
Your baby will be gorgeous!
Love the dress!

Cheers!
Linda :o)

My Garden Diaries said...

Oh honey you look beautiful! Seriously! You are beaming!!! And that table of goodies is just amazing with your decor! The faces in the pictures say it all! It looks like you all had a perfect time!!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Trishie,

How wonderful that you had a happy baby shower with your friends.
Looks like a fun day and the food looks amazing.

Happy week
hugs
Carolyn

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

What a fabulous party! It looks like you had such a good time! You look amazing :)

x Jasmine

Elsa de Diego said...

Amazing! :) You look so gorgeous, too. Cheers to life, love and good times! Xo,

Iliska Dreams said...

You look stunning! Wow! How happy and glowing are you?! You are making me regret I did not have a baby shower for either of my two.

Sarah Jane said...

It looks like a really special day Trishie! The decorations are so pretty and the food looks divine! What a lovely baby shower :-)

You look so happy in your pics - I'm so excited for you and Stu!

Sarah oxox

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Looks absolutely wonderful and like everyone is having a great time! x

Memory Chain said...

What a beautiful baby shower your friends hosted for you. It looked like a lot of fun and they went to so much trouble with the details and decorations.

Susannah said...

I'm so glad you had such a wonderful baby shower. Everyone seems to have had a wonderful time and you were absolutely glowing! That croquembouche you made looked soooo amazing, and I noticed you used the table runner you made the other day. I hope the rest of your pregnancy is easy on you, and the birth of course. You have so much to look forward to. What a wonderful time in your life.
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Ann Jones said...

You are beautiful pregnant! I was all belly too :) Your shower looks like it was beautiful, I love the table setting!

Audrey Allure said...

So sweet! Looked like a wonderful time :)

Beauty Box said...

What a gorgeous looking baby shower. The decor is so sweet and pretty. Love your dress too! The lace is beautiful. Keep rockin' that bump ;-)

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

The party looks so lovely! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it.

always, koru kate

Rakel said...

cute post! ^^

Sam said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me hun :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

How fun and lovely! Bravo! You look so happy.

Linda B said...

Aww, what a great baby shower! :)
You look wonderful

The Dragonfruit Diaries

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

Lots of happiness in your beautiful photos and you look lovely. Ooh,I'll skip dessert for that cheese platter.

Krystal said...

that is such a beautiful baby shower!

Kelsey Price said...

Looks like a wonderful shower & everyone had a lovely time! Just beautiful xx

Gita said...

Aaaa, congrats to the beautiful girl :)! Looks like you guys had tons of fun, I love it :)!

xx
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The Braided Bandit said...

First off, you look terrific and so happy! I love the beautiful shower, the pops of color everywhere are just perfect!
xo hannah

...Nina Nixon... said...

I wish we celebrated baby showers more in the UK - that looks like such good fun.

Nina x

Mary Jo @trustyourstyle said...

I'm so happy you had such a wonderful shower--it looks like everyone was having so much fun and I can't believe the beautiful food that you put together--that tower of profiterols looks amazing!

Hope your last month flies by with not too much discomfort!
xo Mary Jo

Mary Jo @trustyourstyle said...

I'm so happy you had such a wonderful shower--it looks like everyone was having so much fun and I can't believe the beautiful food that you put together--that tower of profiterols looks amazing!

Hope your last month flies by with not too much discomfort!
xo Mary Jo

Loz said...

Baby showers are usually a hoot. Looks like your was too. Great spread! :)

Pamela RG said...

Congratulations Trishie. The Baby Shower looked so much fun, delicious food and most especially all your family and friends are there. You look terrific! All the best to you.

maria said...

oh wow! you look absolutely stunning in these pics!! I was so looking forward to catching the post on your shower. glad I got to see this :)
Hope you're feeling great x

Peach Macarons said...

Gorgeous Baby Shower! Such an exciting time in your life. Hope you have some time to put your feet up. :)

Gina Norman said...

that is so so wonderful hon, I am SO happy for you--what a grand day that was!

you must be getting tired like your newest post said, I remember the last 4 weeks being very trying. Hang in there momma :)

xo

Julia said...

Oh, what a beautiful, fun baby shower! The table setting is gorgeous! And you are glowing... just beautiful!

Gillian said...

Oh wow, your bump is getting big! Your baby shower looks fun, I'm glad it was a happy day. xx

Heel in Mint said...

You look gorgeous and glowing in these pictures. The dress looks amazing on you. Black and lace is perfect! Beautiful pictures :)

xx
Heel in Mint

rooth said...

Awww, how terribly sweet and you look STUNNING!

Not Just A Pretty Dress said...

Trishie, you look beautiful and I'm happy you and your friends had such a great time! Wish you all the best! Caterina