I do not have any lofty goals to be an event planner or a professional lifestyle blogger with a picture perfect existence (both of these are way harder to be successful at than you might think). Yet when a friend asks me to help design an event for them, I will always, always jump at the chance. I love coming up with ideas and fun little DIY touches. Speaking of, I enjoy DIY projects but I am not very crafty. Meaning, I will attempt to mimic something I've seen but I don't regularly spend time crafting things - I have lots of respect for those crafty-renegades!
This particular event was for my friend My's baby shower. It should be noted that I have only helped throw one other baby shower and it happened to be at the same exact location - Buona Forchetta. So if you are wanting to have a shower there and even if we don't know each other, I am game to help.
My's friends Chenin and I co-hosted the shower and we were immediately on the same page. We wanted something fun and colorful but not too fussy. We split up our duties - she made all the lovely paper based decor and I was in charge of the table decor. I must admit I was pretty proud of myself because I was completely independent spray painting and planting everything. Poor Kyle usually gets coerced into completely projects that I come up with. Admittedly he probably would have done a better job...
The locale is pretty adorable on its own so there isn't too much that needs to be done. Both Chenin and I had a great time planning and executing our little touches. My loves to garden so we thought it would be fun to incorporate plants into the decor instead of flowers and they can be enjoyed for years to come.
The food, especially the pizzas, is absolutely delicious and you couldn't ask for a better meal to enjoy with good friends and good conversation.
Other extra treats were some fun games including 'Price is Right' (which I failed at - luckily these items are way cheaper in real life) and I also had a little take on the 'Newlywed Game' for new parents. Fortunately My and Justin are mostly on the same page...
Baby showers must include some sort of dessert. Considering this was a coed celebration, we decided that gourmet cookies from Uncle Biffs would be the perfect treat. Why is it that when you have cake, guys are more likely to pass on dessert! Needless to say, everyone enjoyed at least one cookie.
It was the perfect luncheon on a beautiful sunny San Diego day. We cannot wait to welcome Sebastian Yves Marche to the world soon!!!