Saturday, March 31, 2012

My Baby Shower!!!

My Baby Shower was held on Sunday and had such a blast I decided to post about it!  My baby shower was held at the Acacia Restaurant in Westborough, MA.  I think they did a really nice job with the room set-up and the delicious brunch buffet. They were great to work with and it was an easy location to get to (right off Route 9).
But before I discuss all that, let's chat about the baby!

Since I don't write a lot about what's going on with our baby on this blog, you may not know that we are doing a turtle theme for our little guy's room. But, maybe you did know that if you follow me on Pinterest.  By the way, follow me here!

One of the first things I found was this bedding and I was hooked! Unfortunately it was a Carter's bedding set that was discontinued.  So once I found it online somewhere, I acted quick and ordered as much as I could.  Which included the bedding- sheets, bumpers (ya I know I know), the rug, the lamp, the mobile.  Yep, I went a little turtle crazy.
I pretty much fell in love with all things turtles and trees.  My friend Meg has been painting a mural in our nursery and I can't wait to show it all off to you guys... SOON.  

Back to my Shower.  Obviously my invitations had to have a turtle theme too!  My friend Stephanie actually found these invites on Etsy.  I wasn't totally in love at first but they grew on me and the turtle was just too cute for words...
(PS, click that link to Steph's blog.  She recently bought a new house and she's been blogging about how she's decorating it.  She is having a boy any day now so you can check out her nursery too!)

My mom and I were trying to think of cute centerpiece ideas to go with the theme.  We decided we wanted to do flowers and have some sort of turtle theme with it.  I ordered these, only they somehow got sent back to the sender and I didn't get them in time : (

Random tangent...every year on the first day of spring my company gives every employee a small pot of tulips or some other seasonal flower.  Look how beautiful!
We really lucked out because my mom was having trouble finding flowers in small pots... and my company was generous and let me have ten of these guys! So I decorated them with turtle stickers and balloons and they were perfect centerpieces.  
In addition, my mom added to the turtle theme with turtle outfits hung on clothes pins along the wall...
And Stephanie made me a Turtle Diaper Cake : )
My mother-in-law brought the most delicious cake from a bakery on the North Shore.
 And most of my friends enjoyed delicious Mimosa's.
The food was great too.... typical brunch food of eggs, bacon, waffles, and fruit.
And pretty soon, it was time to open gifts.  Let's just say... there were a lot of gifts.  But Dave ripped through them pretty quickly.
 My best friend Courtney was a trooper... she shuffled the gifts around and organized everything perfectly.  She also gave us the cutest gift.
She got us this cute Baby Colanto crate with all the feeding tools needed for the next few years : )

It was a great night with wonderful friends and family.  And I can't thank my mom and mother-in-law enough for throwing me such a wonderful shower!


  1. How exciting! Family and friends are always so generous when we welcome new little ones into the world. I love the turtle theme and look forward to seeing how the mural and room turns out!!

  2. Looks like a great party! I love turtles, so obviously I love everything you have picked out so far!

    You are cute as can be with your baby bump!

  3. So sad I missed it. But hopefully, I will be there as soon as the lil one arrives. Love you!

  4. Aw, I love the idea of a turtle theme - so cute!

  5. Love love love the turtle theme!

  6. yay!!! Everything looked so great - I really wish I could have been there to celebrate with you. Can't wait to meet your little man!

  7. what a lovely shower. you're glowing! i am also loving the turtle theme.

  8. So adorable!! It's getting so close!

  9. This was super fancy! I was so happy to be a part of it (even if the amount of gifts you guys got scared me to death, lol... I don't have that much room!!) Also, I love love love the turtle theme. Congrats to you guys. Can't wait to meet baby Colanto :)

  10. This entire post is adorable! LOVE how happy you look and, of course, the turtle theme!

  11. What a fun shower! I LOVE the turtle theme. SO cute! Wyatt has a turtle on his wall. Have you gotten the twilight turtle? it's a turtle that makes glow in the dark stars appear on the wall. You can turn it on and off. I think it's for toddlers, but Wyatt likes looking at his.

    I can't believe how close you are! SO excited for you :)

  12. Aww, what a lovey shower - so glad you had such a fabulous time with your friends and family! :)