Thursday, February 06, 2014

Adventure Awaits




Baby Showers. Lovely events to celebrate an anticipated birth, or a recent arrival. A couple of weeks ago, we held a baby shower for a new little one soon to be born, our third grandchild. The shower was held at the home of our daughter-in-law's sister. My two daughters and I helped with the shower.
 

Airplanes were a theme, with white clouds and paper airplanes hung from the ceiling.
 

Since it was a morning shower, we concentrated more on savory than sweet. These luscious fruit skewers were delicious and refreshing. 
 

A bouquet of red and white flowers in a blue vase graced the table. 
 

Big Sister, aka Little Miss A, attended. Who says jack-o-lantern pails are just for Halloween? She didn't want her photo taken that day so this is the best I could do.
 

Her favorite part of the shower, according to her mother, was the snack bag she received when she left. Her father called me later to find out if we had any left over. I sent them right over.
 

There was lots of delicious food. These Brie, Bacon and Onion Polenta Squares were delicious. Click on the link for the recipe.
 

Another tidbit were Bacon Date Snacks. They always disappear in a hurry. As I was packing them up to take them over, my husband said, "Be sure to bring home the leftovers." I didn't know if there would be any, so I left a couple at home. Again, click on the link for the recipe. 


The mother-to-be, our beautiful daughter-in-law. Just 10 more days of waiting, thereabouts, until we hold a sweet little new one. I can hardly wait.

24 comments:

ellen b. said...

Oh another little blessing coming your way! How sweet. The food looks delicious!!

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

The waiting is so hard...but when you get to hold that baby all is forgotten.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

The waiting is so hard...but when you get to hold that baby all is forgotten.

Art and Sand said...

I love the ADVENTURE AWAITS banner - so, so cute.

The brie, bacon and polenta appetizer looks yummy.

Your daughter- in -law looks like she is ready to have that baby.

marigold jam said...

What a lovely idea and hope the new baby arrives safely and soon and all is well for both baby and mother.

Elizabethd said...

How lovely! Baby showers are not common in UK, but I think they are a lovely idea. Your polenta snacks look delicious, I'm going to chase up the recipe.

podso said...

The decorations are so cute with a neat theme. Adventures are waiting, for sure, and trust all goes well and soon the baby will be a part of your family--in person!

Inspire Me Heather said...

Looks like a wonderful party, great theme!! All the best for mama and baby - how exciting!!

Pamela Gordon said...

How exciting for you all Lorrie. I like the theme chosen and the lunch looks so tasty! I can see why the bacon date snacks would disappear fast.

Jill said...

This is all so happy! Our little grand daughter won't look at the camera for anything in the past months! I think the clouds from the ceiling is super cute!

Cheryl said...

What a cute theme! Welcoming a new little one into the family is an adventure of the sweetest kind! The good looks delicious, the decorations charming, the big sister adorable, and the new mom beautiful!

Sheila said...

I love the clouds! So cute. Fruit skewers are one of my go-to party items - healthy and delicious! Good luck with the soon-to-be-born baby!

Cristal @ Dapple Design said...

Your shower picture turned out well. Still can't believe that I forgot my camera that day.

Vee said...

She looks lovely, happy, radiant, and ready! Baby showers are such fun!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh the excitement - the waiting - the fun. What a darling baby shower - love the theme. Your DIL is beaming - so close to the time of meeting the new one - enjoy every second, as I know you will/are.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Lorrie, that is soooo exciting! Congratulations. Little Miss A is so precious. Is she ready to be a big sister?

Marilyn said...

What a lovely shower. The food looks and sounds delicious.
Love the theme with clouds and airplanes. I think you all did
an amazing job.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Very nice! What a neat shower. The theme and the food are good!

Deanna

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

What an adorable theme for a shower! Love those clouds and the bacon date snacks look so delicious@

Carole said...

Tout a l'air délicieux, et tellement bien organisé ! J'espère que tout se passera bien pour la future maman et le bébé. J'attends des nouvelles !

Donna said...

Looks like a fun time! I hope that the little one arrives safe and sound!

Linda Jo said...

Great theme! Our new grandchild is to be born on Monday!!!! So excited! Your pictures are wonderful..... love the food. I should put a recent shower up.....

Anneliese said...

Oh... it all looks so good!

Barbara said...

Saw these on your food blog too! The Orr snacks look fun.