On Saturday, four friends and I threw a nautical baby shower for our sweet friend Ali. She’s having a boy (named Rory!) at the end of August, and I for one can’t wait to meet him!
Since Ali is going with a nautical theme for Rory’s nursery, we decided to follow suit and throw an “Ahoy, It’s a Boy!” shower. Mary designed these adorable invitations, and things just kind of went from there.
My dear friend Elizabeth was kind enough to offer up her brand new house for the event. Isn’t it beautiful?!
Bunting – by host Elizabeth
Painted canvas banners – by host Elizabeth
Watercolor anchor monogram – by Mary of The Remedy House
Wooden anchor – by my dad
Message in a bottle – by me
For the menu, we kept it pretty simple…gourmet popcorn, petit fours, pimento cheese dip, fruit, mini eclairs, cookies, and crab dip. Because it’s been so very hot here in NC, we didn’t want any warm foods! We also served some fresh lemonade and strawberry lemonade to help everyone cool off.
You may recognize a few pieces from the Herring Hulse Designer Showcase Home. Elizabeth designed the breakfast room for the design house, and has now decorated her kitchen nook in a similar way.
We had a wonderful afternoon filled with great friends and lots of fun. Ali was showered with lots of goodies, and guests also left her a few messages in a bottle to read a little later.
Congratulations, Ali and Jason! I can’t wait to see you become parents. Here’s to smooth sailing!