Monday, December 5, 2011

Celebrating Maggie & Campbell!

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to shower our friend Maggie with love in anticipation of the birth of her son, Campbell, in just a few short weeks!  Maggie is such a dear friend, and I was glad we could celebrate her.  I had a moment during the shower where I just looked around and felt SO GRATEFUL to the Lord for bringing me so many friends.  Just a few months ago, I didn't know a single person in Durham.  Not one.  Now, I have a friend close enough to throw her a shower, and we have many more friends close enough to come to the shower!  I am truly, wonderfully blessed, and I'm so grateful for all of the ladies you see here and for those who aren't pictured because they had to leave the shower early :-)  Love you (L-R) Kelly, Aimee, Lindsay, Maggie, Lindsay, Kristi, and Emma and (not pictured) Lindsay and Brittany!

As you remember from the invitations, I went with a "banner" theme for this shower, and you could also call it a "Pinterest shower".  You will recognize, um, a LOT of these ideas from Pinterest!  Guests were greeted at the door with a banner of course.
My house is decorated for Christmas, so it was also a Christmas-y shower.
Hot chocolate bar
San Pellegrino... Maggie's favorite
Me with the guest of honor
Individual veggie dips (from Pinterest)
Rosemary chicken salad sandwiches with "C" flags for "Campbell" and cupcakes from a local bakery
Fruit kebabs from... you guessed it... Pinterest
The spread
Some shots of guests and gift opening

We were glad that Brittany's baby, Nolan, could make an appearance too!
Instead of my usual blessing tree, I did a blessing banner... guests wrote messages and clipped them on the banner with clothes pins.

As a party favor, each guest got a set of gift labels personalized with their family's name!  I shamelessly stole this idea from Mindy's blog.   Her friend Marina made gift labels for a recent shower and I thought it was such a great idea!
It was a great afternoon, and we can't wait to meet little Campbell in person!


Mindy Rives said...

GREAT party!!! LOVE the gift tags! :)

Maggie said...

Cannot thank you enough for this special shower! You are the best!

Emily said...

Fabulous party!

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