I’m a wife, daughter, friend, worker, and runner before I’m a blogger, and my life has been pretty busy with all these identities lately. Sometimes, I feel like bloggers out there strive to make life events blog worthy- and I hope not to fall into this. Living life without worrying about how it’s going to look online is a whole lot more fun than attempting to “blogify your life”.
One of my best friends, Nadine and I met when we were both new to Charleston. We actually met through our husbands who play video games together, and we hit it off pretty quickly because we have a lot in common. A few months ago, just after Nadine and I ran the Race for Taylor, she found out she was pregnant, and recently, we learned it would be a baby girl.
Last weekend, I hosted a baby shower for Nadine, who is now approaching the third trimester. We wanted to have the shower a little earlier due to Thanksgiving and Christmas, especially with Nadine’s mom coming in from Seattle to visit.
I don’t have any kids and have never planned an event like a baby shower, so I was a little nervous about how things would go, but it actually went really well and everyone had fun. Believe it or not, I was *much* more nervous about this shower than any of the races I’ve run; running comes second nature to me, party planning, not so much.
Since it’s Fall, the shower was pumpkin themed. We had snacks such as soup, bread, a vegetable tray, hot chocolate, cookies, and pumpkin pie.
Two of our guests, Grace and Virginia, even brought their own baby girls (Zoe and Stella), so it made for a pretty fun shower.
I found a few really fun baby shower games on Pinterest, like the purse scavenger hunt and some crossword puzzles. Ladies, if you ever need to host a baby or wedding shower- Pinterest is your place for ideas, and Dollar Tree is your place for shopping (I’m obsessed with Dollar Tree).
Of course, gifts were involved as well- especially tons of books. I think an entire baby shower of books is a really cool idea, actually.
We all had a great time and had fun playing with the babies and just enjoying each other’s company. Nadine and Baby Alice got tons of great stuff, so now we’re just excited for the holidays and her arrival around February.