My take - carrying a suede clutch from Asos
|jacket & scarf: local boutique - pants: Loft (recent) - shirt: WHBM - shoes: Cato - earrings: Lia Sophia (recent)|
|The Voting Table|
This was the chalkboard about half way through the party. As you can see the majority voted for boy. The sign on the table says "We (a picture of a mustache) you a question: Boy or Girl? Choose a mustache or a bow" There were adhesive mustaches and pink bow pins in the glass jars in front. The frame to the right has our most recent sonogram photos in it.
designed by my husband and I
Vanilla Cake with Colored Buttercream Filling & Whipped Icing
Complete with carefully colored in pink "her" and blue "he"
|Under the Vine|
We set up all of the plates, napkins, cups, and food under the grape vine and had other tables set up outside of the vine as well.
What was on the menu? Tortellini Skewers with Pesto dipping sauce, Italian Pasta Salad, Bruschetta, lots of cookies, and Faux Champagne Punch
|Handing the Knife Off|
|Making the Much Anticipated Cut|
|...and it's PINK! |
It's a GIRL!
For those of you wondering yes, we wore pink on purpose because we both felt it was a girl. I promise we didn't peek either- We took the envelope straight from the appointment to the bakery.
We are so excited, beyond excited actually. I can't wait to start shopping for all things pink and girly. This little girl is in for some serious accessorizing because her momma is as girly as it gets.
Fleece-lined Leggings- Strawberry
Leopard Scarf- eBay
Black Flower Flats- Dr. Scholl's
|image via Pinterest|
|Bow pins and adhesive mustaches for our guest to wear.|
Yes, I made these. The bows were much easier than the mustaches!
|I found the most adorable plates and napkins at the most unexpected place... Walmart.|
|...and matching cups.|
|I had to have these tissue paper pom poms too.|
The last time I made these was for the wedding and I totally forgot how much time they take.
In other news, I'll be posting a 20 week update next week. I plan on posting "BUMPdates" every 2 weeks from here on out since things are changing and my belly is growing- fast!
The question of the month is about our engagement ring and proposal story. My husband and I moved in together after dating for only 4 months and it was pretty obvious from the beginning that we were inseparable. It wasn't until about 6 years later that my husband finally popped the question on February 7, 2010.
I had spent the weekend in Philly visiting my best friend and then drove home late Sunday afternoon. I knew something was strange when I spoke to him on the phone Saturday night, I could just tell. When I told my friend what I thought she immediately blurted out -"He's going to propose! I know it!" I didn't think anything of it really, I just thought she was crazy. As it turns out he went ring shopping while I was away for the weekend and my friend had no idea, she just has a 6th sense.
As soon as I walked in the door from the long car ride home, I started getting ready to go to his parent's Superbowl party. I was sitting at my vanity doing my makeup, he was sitting on the bed behind me and we were catching up on things when he said something along the lines of I can't wait any longer, I have to ask you... (you know the rest). I glanced up at him in the mirror with a look of total shock and saw the ring, turned around, proceeded to cry, and of course said "yes!" There's no significance whatsoever with it being Superbowl Sunday except for the fact that he just couldn't hold on to the ring for a day longer. I called my family and friends and we announced it to his family at the party. I couldn't have been more perfectly planned or um not planned.