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Ooh baby!


It seems like everyone I know is having a baby these days, including my good friend JL who is due on the 4th of July (ironic, I know). When friends wanted to throw her a baby shower, her only request was, “Please, no baby games.” Such as: “Guess the baby food flavor!” Or “Smell the diaper with a melted chocolate bar in it that looks like poo!”

R and J, the expecting parents.

R and J, the expecting parents.

This constraints forced the hostesses M, R, and E to think of more creative ideas.  Luckily, these talented ladies were up for the challenge.  They focused on JL’s love of food and centered the shower around cooking and eating.  They hired Emily Dellas, of First Class Cooking, to provide a cooking demonstration. Under Emily’s watchful eye, we made enough food to feed all 13 ladies: cold Vietnamese spring rolls, Mediterranean orzo salad, chicken and chanterelle phyllo triangles, red pepper and walnut dip, and roasted corn soup. Every guest took turns chopping and shredding, and we all picked up cooking tips from Emily.

Me and J, looking just the same as we did when we met 14 years ago (haha).

Me and J, looking just the same as we did when we met 14 years ago (haha).

Needless to say, I absolutely loved this!  It’s definitely the most fun I’ve ever had at any shower.  Sure, we did some typical baby shower things like open gifts and make onesies, but it never felt forced. For favors, M typed up the recipes into a cute little book, and we also received boxes of cupcake mix.

Author: Jen

Howdy! My name is Jen and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I like to eat, run, and blog, but not usually at the same time.

3 thoughts on “Ooh baby!

  1. Nice Picture. OMG it looks super yummy.

  2. 1. Y’all look gorgeous.
    2. What an awesome baby shower idea!
    3. A friend of mine just wrote to say she’s having TWINS in October! SKWEE!
    4. I adore your photo gallery w/ text formatting. JAYWORDS.


  3. This is a great entry, Jen. Love the way you edited your photos to be smaller and yet have the photo captions underneath. I’ll have to get some blog layout tips from you. The shower looked fantastic. So nice to see pics of it to go with the stories you shared!

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