Saturday, 12 July 2014

The Baby Shower

Last weekend was my baby shower and it was honestly one of the loveliest days of my life! It was so special to be surrounded by the people closest to me and to see how excited everyone was for our new, little arrival. I know it sounds cheesy, but it made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!! Everyone arrived at my Mum & Dad's house for about 2:00pm and the celebrations began!

My Mum is so excited about the birth of her new grandson, and she asked me quite a few months ago if she could throw me a baby shower. I know they're more of an American tradition, but they seem to be getting more popular in the UK and I thought it was such a lovely idea. So since then she's been in full on party planner mode (I secretly think party planning is her calling). She arranged a lot of it herself and spent weeks making decorations and planning how it would all come together.

 She also called in the help of a lovely lady called Ami who owns an online baby shop called Beebies Baby Store. They sell everything from cots and prams to baby gifts and clothes. We recently purchased babybowbow's cot bed from there and couldn't be happier with it! She has also recently added baby Shower hosting to her list of services, and she very kindly offered to help host mine as her  first one!

Ami is honestly such a lovely person, and a really inspiring business women and, together with her friend Donna, from Donna's cupcakes who created our gorgeous cupcakes for the day, helped set everything up, provided more pretty decorations and gift bags for the guests and ran all the baby shower games (which were so much fun!) I'll leave a link to her website and also to the baby shower packages she offers here. If you're in the Kent area and thinking of throwing someone a baby shower, I would 100% recommend her).

I'd also like to thank Ami for being so generous and gifting me a Poddle Pod for buba when he arrives, and my baby Shower maternity dress which was SO pretty and comfortable.
The decorations and food were amazing, My Nan got some lovely sandwiches and macaroons as they wanted to go for a vintage tea party theme, and milk bottles were filled with cloudy and pink lemonade which seemed to go down very well! Donna's cupcakes were gorgeous and we even had a candy buffet which was one of the cutest things ever. Everyone got their own blue and white striped candy bag to fill with yummy sweets!
I have to mention the amazing baby shower cake that Mum & dad got from a company called the Candy Cake Company. It is honestly the most beautiful cake i've ever seen and the Babybowbow tag, rocking horses, 'BOY' baby grow and peonies and roses (my favourite flowers) were such special touches. Mum was so excited for me to finally see this cake, but it was far beyond anything I could have imaged. I definitely will be ordering our wedding cake from here! Not only did it look stunning, it tasted SO GOOD! It had a chocolate layer and a vanilla layer and it was delicious. 

I also wanted to make sure to include a big, big thank you to some lovely companies that sent such thoughtful baby shower gifts. A lovely viewer Rebecca got in touch with me about her mother in law's business called Polly's Card Craft and asked if they could make me a Nappy cake. I was so overwhelmed by the beautiful creation! I almost didn't want to take it a part, but it was so much fun looking through it all and seeing what all of the little flowers and butterflies were made of! The amount of wash cloths, socks, blankets and scratch mitts it contained was amazing. It's so, so clever and was also full of nappies which will really come in handy. Rebecca has also kindly offered a 10% discount code off all nappy cakes with the code DOLLY10, so if you're thinking of buying one for a Mummy to be, these are really special.
I also receive this lovely baby bouquet from Corporate Baby. I show this in my Baby shower video (coming soon!) in a bit more detail, but again, it's such a thoughtful gift, filled with pretty roses and little socks and baby grows! I can't get over the cuteness, and I think any Mum to be would really appreciate such a beautiful present.
The day went so fast, and it was lovely to spend time with all of the people I love. Baby and me were well and truly spoilt, and it was lovely to open all of his gifts with everyone but I honestly didn't expect to be given all of the wonderful presents I did. To any family or friends reading this, you really should;t have be Rikki and I are so, so grateful. I didn't want to include all of the family/friends photos in this post just incase anyone didn't want to appear on the blog! But I will honestly cherish the memories of this day forever. Thank you for sharing this special day with us! Also I just wanted to thank my lovely Mum who had a few sleepless nights organising the day! I couldn't have asked for anything more. You made it the most perfect day.

I wish all of you guys could have been there too, but i'm not sure you all would have fit into my Mum & dad's bungalow!
And finally, to the person it was all for: We can't wait to meet you little man!

Thanks for reading
Love
Kate

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  1. Aww such a beautiful post to read <3 looked amazing and loved all the lil decor touches <3

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  2. This looks so lovely and looks like there was so much thought put into everything. Hope you had an amazing day :) xx

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  3. It looks like it was a lovely day! The pictures are amazing :) ♥

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  4. This really is beautiful :') I love how pretty the cake looks and how much effort your parents must have put into creating this special day for you!! A huge congrats and I hope you enjoy everyday :) xx

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  5. such a lovely post! :) I love the last photo especially, very cute!

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  6. Oh wow, everything looks so pretty, especially the candy buffet! Congratulations on your soon-to-come baby boy! :-) x

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  7. How lovely!! Your mum did such a fab job!xx

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  8. Lovely!!
    I love how you decorated I would have done exactly the same!!
    I hope you had an amazing time!!
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  9. Everything looks amazing, really nice decorations x

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  10. It looks like it was such a beautiful day!

    What a sweet thing of your mum to arrange. Everything looks so gorgeous!

    Congratulations! :D

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  11. I can't get over how cute everything looks! It looks like you had a lovely day :)

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  12. Lovely decorations
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  13. Such a lovely post, everything looks so adorable!

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  14. such a cute little baby shower and you and ricki look so cute in the last picture. such a beautiful couple.
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  15. Awe such beautiful decorations, everything looks so cute!

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  16. awh, this is ever so cute <3

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  17. It looks beautiful, your mum has such an eye for detail! I hope someone does something like this for me when the time comes! Lucky lady :)

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  18. This is just beautiful! Your mum did such a lovely job!

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  19. The day looks amazing. Your mum has done a fabulous job for your baby shower, I can't wait to meet BabyBowBow!!

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  20. Your mom did a great job. Amazing day stunning photos :)

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  21. Lovely post, day looks amazing

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  22. What a beautiful baby shower! I can't believe all the perfect little details. You look fab too! x

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  23. This is so lovely! Making me want a child �� haha

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  24. That looks like an absolutely gorgeous party! The decor is incredible.

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  25. This all looks so gorgeous!

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  26. Wow! absolutely beautiful shower, the cake is beautiful. x

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  27. Love your blog, great post!
    -Lauren xoxo

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  28. Looks amazing! Exactly what I could picture my dream baby shower looking like! Your mom did an amazing job and party planning is definitely her calling ;)

    Glad you had a lovely day and hope Baby Bow Bow has a lovely arrival to the world :)

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  30. This made me feel quite emotional! What a beautiful post, it looked like an amazing day, everything looked stunning including you!

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  31. everything is so well prepared :) especially love the cupcakes :) everything look so cute

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  32. What a stunning baby shower! I've been in many countless baby showers before and honestly, this one was the nicest and prettiest baby shower that I've ever seen. The cupcakes looks great. Actually, everything is really adorable. Thanks for sharing!


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