My Baby Sprinkle
This Saturday was my first baby shower... Pardon me, "baby sprinkle," that a few of my studio friends from college threw me. I'd like to start off by saying that I am really and truly blessed to have friends like these who care and will willingly go the extra mile for me and my happiness.
My sprinkle was a close get together of myself and four friends from school. They arranged for it to be at BJ's Brewery, which I love. I love both the idea and the place. See, I'm a very picky person when it comes to food while my friends like to be adventurous and try all sorts of randomness.
It meant a lot that they know me enough not to play with my emotions like that. I mean, I would have had a huge smile on my face because it was a generous gesture to begin with but I would've drank water the entire time if a normal burger weren't on the menu. Not to mention, I love pazookies!!
The color scheme was black, white and red and we all coordinated to some degree with our outfits. (I only knew because I stocked one of my friend's boards on Pinterest. **Kanye shrug**) Because black, white and red are hard colors to find in a baby shower aisle, they ended up hand crafting the decorations which was so nice. There was a diaper cake, little bottles with chocolate/white chocolate candies for party favors, balloons, and a sweet little book in the shape of an "A" for the baby where each one of the ladies wrote a message to the baby. We even had shower puzzle games that made my pregnant brain work really really hard.
When it came time to open the presents, I had another "This is real," moment. The first gift I unwrapped was packaged in a nice little Baby Gap box and neatly tucked away under a few layers of navy blue tissue paper. I pulled out the cutest little pair of cream booties and matching onesies. The first onesie I lifted was so tiny and adorable; it was a cream color and read "Mommy's little alarm clock" and I almost started crying. The girls didn't know at the time but it hit me right then and there (again) that I was that much closer to being a mom; to being responsible for a tiny persons life. I felt happy and pleased but calm.
I quickly wrapped that feeling up before my hormones took over (yea, they're affecting me now...) and continued with opening the gifts. Overall, the girls did a great job in choosing gifts for the baby. Now I would and will accept anything given with open arms but they knew how I felt about the "girly girly" clothes and kept everything minimal but still cute. The baby got some black and white pieces, some denim pieces and full on hygiene care kit, not in pink. The studio aunties care. :)
I wore an outfit that I made myself to fit the occasion. On a white tee, I rhinestoned "Queen" with black stones and made myself a black tulle skirt using this tulle skirt DIY from A Beautiful Mess. I paired the outfit with Forever 21 hoops and black patent leather flats that I bought a year ago but you can find similar shoes here and here, or cute alternatives at Asos here, here, here or here. If you're pregnant, remember the necessities of pregnancy style and try on your shoes first before purchasing them.
Overall, I am so blessed and grateful to have friends that care this much about me and I'm looking forward to my baby showers to come.
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