Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Borngesser Baby Shower

I co-hosted a baby shower for my sister-in-law, Tammy, a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I my camera battery was dead and the charger was nowhere to be found. Boo. I had hoped to document all of the details of the day to share with you. In the absence of my camera, my aunt was designated the official photographer, but I have yet to receive the pictures. (Ahemmmm.....)

Fortunately, my mom snapped a few pictures from the event that I can post!

It is difficult to see in this picture, but check out the adorable baby sock corsage my mom made for the mother-to-be. Love the lace. Love it.

The sex of Baby Borngesser is a mystery until his/her (but really his) arrival, scheduled for May 23. That being the case, we decided to go with a gender neutral yellow and blue rubber duck theme. The duckies loved floating in this champagne punch!

My co-host, Beige, created this adorable guessing game that also served as an eye-catching centerpiece for the drink table. She made tags that said "Boy" or "Girl" and asked guests to fill out the back with their best guess of arrival date, height, and time. We gathered some branches from my yard for the guests to hang completed cards from. Here is the "Girl" display:

The food table was dressed with a light blue and white toile tablecloth with a pale yellow and white polka dot fabric piece serving as a festive runner. For a centerpiece, we used two cupcake stands filled with rubber duck cupcakes. (Lemon cupcakes with blue cream cheese frosting, of course.) My mom and I hunted down those 30 mini rubber ducks from stores all over Atlanta! On either side of the cupcake stands, we displayed primary-colored vintage (read: my old) toys down the length of the runner.

At every shower I try to use at least one new recipe. This shower? The recipe was for mini BLT bites. They were an absolute hit. Look for the recipe on this week's Friday recipe!

My sidebar was adorned with this adorable rubber duck diaper cake handmade by my mom. The ribbon tied with bows had a little rubber duck pattern that fit our theme perfectly.

All-in-all, the shower was a complete success!


  1. Sorry I didn't take more photos. Too busy socializing and eating the yummy food!

  2. How many diapers did she use for the D. cake?