My Baby Boy Shower
I live in CO, but my entire family lives in MI, so my shower was held there in October 2007. We didn't want to burden anyone by using their home/time, so we chose the gorgeous Royal Park Hotel in downtown Rochester Hills as the venue. It was perfect--quaint, elegant, and very accommodating, with terrific staff and amazing food. My nursery colors (in other album) are blue and chocolate brown, so we carried that over to the "theme" of the shower (I didn't want anything too babyish). I ordered the cake from the Home Bakery, who had also done my wedding cake, and it was beautiful chocolate perfection! As "favors" for the 32 guests, I made homemade chocolate suckers (baby bottles, carriages, etc.), and we also made little baggies with blue and brown M&Ms. My mom had cocktail napkins printed with "Welcome Baby Boy" to match the cake. My husband's aunt created the flower arrangements/centerpieces for the table. I didn't want any games, but we did have a few door prizes, which we rewarded using sticker dots on the back of the chairs. My husband joined me for the gift opening. I'm obviously biased, but it was a gorgeous shower and a fantastic day! I'm very lucky to have had such a special party to welcome my new son.