Now we're all grown up with families of our own, and she is excitedly awaiting the arrival of her second child, a sweet baby girl. I of course wanted to celebrate the occasion with a pretty pink shower!
While I love pink, and I love frilly, pretty, girly things, I didn't want the shower to be too "babyish." I went with a pink and gold motif, interspersed with fall harvest accents - lots of pumpkins, leaves, etc. I used accents of lace, with just enough glitter to make everything sparkly and festive.
As for the menu, I wanted fall comfort foods, but elevated. I love fancy finger foods and hors d'oeuvres. And who wants to eat a pot roast at a baby shower? So the menu was as follows:
Braised Short Rib - Mashed Potato Bites with Cabarnet Sauce
Spicy Cranberry-Baked Brie
Caramelized Onion-Apple Tarts
Butternut Squash Soup Shots
Fall Harvest Pear Salad served in Parmesan Cups
Apple Pie Cookies
I loved how the menu came together, and all the food seemed to be a hit with all the guests. Everyone especially loved the short ribs, apple pie cookies, and the apple-onion tarts.
I was having too much fun catching up with old friends to take any pictures aside from phone pictures, but I loved the menu and ambiance so much that I wanted to share this with you. I definitely think this menu would be great for not only a baby shower, but for a fall cocktail party, birthday party, or wedding shower.
This sweet baby girl is due to arrive any day now, and I can't wait to meet her!