Ok…first things first….THE PACKERS ARE GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL!! WooHoo! What a fun game…and relaxing Sunday. I will share our celebratory dinner with you later this week. In the meantime, let me tell you about what we did on Saturday. 🙂
Saturday marked one of the coldest days of the year so far…and the beginning of the end of a pregnancy for our friends Jeremy & Sara! It is hard to believe, but their 9 months is almost up and Baby S will be here in no time. To celebrate, Ryan & I hosted a baby shower for J & Sara at Cedar Ridge Winery in Swisher Iowa. I know I know…not your traditional baby shower…but it was “our-kind-of-shower!” No games…just wood-fired pizzas, vino (for those not pregnant), cupcakes, friendship, & laughter.
…The hosts… …& the Guests of Honor…
To start our gathering, there were apps such as meat & cheese platters, assorted breads, and olives!
To wet the whistles of our attendees, wine tastings! A few favorites: Reserve Red, Marechal Foch, & Five Seasons.
And to satisfy the growing appetites, wood-fired pizzas! Iowa Bourbon BBQ Chicken, Margherita, and Philly Cheesesteak to name a few!
There may not have been games…but their were gifts to shower Mom & Dad-to-be. My friend Sarah Granquist recently started selling “Thiry-One”…which includes some of the cutest bags I’ve seen. So as I planned a little something for this Sara and her husband Jeremy, I thought, why not order them an embroidered “Baby S” tote bag and fill it with some essentials! Boudreauxs Butt Paste, Aveeno lotions and shampoo, Boogie Wipes, Hinder wipes (lol), a blankie, and a couple little outfits! If you are wanting or needing to do something similar…check out Thirty-One. 🙂
Last but not least…there were CUPCAKES! If there is one thing you can’t take out of a baby shower…it is cupcakes! And lucky for me, my good childhood friend Holly is just starting up her business….Cakes…Cookies…Cupcakes. Aren’t these adorable? Thank you, Holly!
Some Marble…Some Chocolate Chip…
All topped with buttercream frosting and sprinkled with love!
If you are needing cupcakes for an upcoming event, reach out to Holly. firstname.lastname@example.org or…find me and I will put you in touch. 🙂
All in all…a great weekend! Congratulations Jeremy & Sara. We anxiously await meeting Baby S. And to the Green Bay Packers…we love you!!
Enjoy your week this week! It is just the beginning….
Indulge. In Life. In Love. In Food.
Thanks again Ryan and Robin! We had such a nice time! You are two of the most thoughtful people we know. Can’t wait to introduce Baby S to you….28ish days!
Love, J and Sara