Baby Shower

38 degrees Celsius was the forecast on Baby Shower Day, it was super hot, then about 2 hours before guests were to arrive the change arrived.  This brought huge gusting winds, so plans changed from the outdoor afternoon tea, to an in-the-shed afternoon tea.

baby shower

The change was actually a relief.  We set the food up on a table in the shed and then we would all sit out in the garden.  It really was a lovely afternoon, of delicious treats (sweet and savoury), chats with old and new friends and a few cheeky games thrown in for good measure.

afternoon tea

I’d really like to thank my mum, my sister and my best friend for organising, and cooking all the delicious food to share, as well as buying prizes and setting up.

punch and tea

I’m not really one for being the centre of attention but I did love my fake flower crown (it’s now holding pride of place on the bookshelf in the baby’s room), and it was just really nice to be able to catch up with people, knowing that my days are going to get much fuller shortly.

flower crown

The games we played were ‘guess the baby picture’, ‘guess how round my belly is’ and a fun one where we each had 5 pegs on a piece of string and were not allowed to say ‘baby’, ‘girl’ or ‘boy’, if you did, someone could take your peg.  I had a lot at one point, but ended up with my 5 in the end, someone finished with 13!!!


It was a lovely afternoon, shared with a bunch of women I look up to and admire.  Thanks to all those who were there, and a huge thanks for the gifts for us and the baby.  Baby Reilly is going to be one spoilt child!

How do you feel about being the centre of something?


12 thoughts on “Baby Shower

  1. You look so beautiful with your flower crown and the afternoon tea looked lovely. Can’t wait see photos of Reilly. Hugs and best wishes Janine, South Australia ♥

    1. Catherine, it was perfect to be able to move into the shed, and perfectly timed, as the motor bike that has been living in there had just been sold. I really can’t wait!

  2. It looks like it was a very special time and I love your floral crown. That’s a great ‘barefoot and pregnant’ photo too. How fortunate that the change came through otherwise it would have been unbearably hot. Not long to go now! xx

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