A FALL INSPIRED BABY SHOWER
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I’ve been sharing with you lately my struggle with growing older. Admittedly, becoming a Grandmother has taken some getting used to. Not the part about having a whole new generation to love, that part is wonderful. It’s what’s in the title “Grandma” that freaks me out a bit. It takes some getting used to, as it’s a frequent reminder of the aging process. Thankfully I’m not going through this alone, as right about now my closest girlfriends are becoming Grandmothers as well.
Like me, my friend Brenda also has 2 grandchildren under the age of two. And like me, she is also the mother of boys, so adding a grand “daughter” into our male dominated families has been a joy for both of us. In fact, our granddaughters are 1 month apart in age and recently had a playdate together.
So when Brenda asked me to provide a little help in throwing a fall inspired baby shower for her daughter in law I was delighted to participate. Come on in and I’ll show you the party.
Brenda lined her bar with mason jars tied up in fall colored ribbons and placed a copper kettle of mulled apple cider by the fire. What could be more comforting on a cool fall afternoon?
Fall flowers in urns made lovely table decor…
as did multi-colored pumpkins and squash.
She even had a couple of my cloth pumpkins decorating a credenza.
Brenda used sticks foraged on our mountain for the candy apples she offered guests as party favors.
A delicious brunch was served that included a colorful fruit salad, an egg strata and Crema Catalana French Toast Casserole.
Several of Brenda’s paintings featuring mother and child provided a perfect backdrop to the buffet.
Prints of Brenda’s painting were given as prizes for the obligatory baby shower games.
And pumpkins became vessels for yet more fall flowers that decorated the buffet table.
A beautiful array of desserts were displayed on the kitchen table.
They included these darling Acorn Cookies Brenda made with a combination of Nutter Butter Bites, chocolate kisses and caramel chocolate chips. Ingenious and delicious!
Brenda put her amazing artistic skills to work and painted these beautiful cutout cookies. These works of art truly were too beautiful to eat!
My contribution to the baby shower were fall inspired pumpkin cupcakes with maple frosting.
I’ll be sharing the recipe in an upcoming tutorial tomorrow, so stay tuned.
So there you have it: A FALL INSPIRED BABY SHOWER
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