A few weeks ago, my mom and (four) sisters threw me the most lovely baby shower and I thought I’d share it with you today!
It was full of Baker Chick-inspired activities like this onesie cookie decorating station which was just SO cute. Don’t I have the most creative and talented friends? I did one cookie and I didn’t look nearly as cute as these. :)
I know I wasn’t *supposed to*, but I couldn’t resist helping with the dessert table, and made Pumpkin Cupcakes and Fudgy Sea Salt Brownie Bites. A friend of mine brought that lovely ombre cake!
One of the most surpirsing gifts was that lovely quilt made by my friend Rebecca. Isn’t it adorable? My Mom also crocheted me the most lovely baby blanket- I can’t wait to cuddle this little boy with them!!
I got a kick out of this baby pool- everyone made a prediction of when they think baby will arrive, his weight etc. I have stopped being friends with the person who predicted I’d have a 13 lb. baby but other than that it was fun ;)
One of the biggest treats of the day was that some of my NYC blogging friends were able to come! (Plus Krissy who was visiting the city from San Diego that week!) It was so nice to get to see Lauren, Jacqueline, Krissy and Joanne!
Of course we had dessert-themed favors! My Mom and I made these chocolate chip cookie mixes in a jar. They were so fun to make and the cookies actually turn out so well! (And guess what? I’m going to share the recipe with you all on Friday!!)
PS- I woke up today to the best surprise- A bunch of my blogging friends (including the ladies pictured above,) have organized the most wonderful “Virtual Baby Shower” for me today. I am so touched by all their sweetness. Make sure to check out what they made!!
Grapefruit Rosemary and Sage Spritzer from Brandy
Sausage and Cheese Wonton Cups from Erin
Honey and Tangerine Whipped Goat Cheese Crostini from Liz
Bananas Foster Cupcakes from Meriem
Chocolate-Caramel Tart with Sea Salt from Joanne
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Brown Butter from Katrina
Chocolate Mousse Mini Cupcakes from Jennifer
Cinnamon Nut Stuffed Persimmons from Gina
Coconut-Cream Meringue Cupcakes from Tracey
Espresso Salted Caramel Buttercream Brownie Bites from Lauren
Gluten-Free Cranberry Bread from Jacqueline
Mini Eggnog Bundt Cakes with Salted Caramel Icing from Kelli
Mini Gingerbread Whoopie Pies from Julie
Mini Vanilla Cupcakes with Peppermint Buttercream from Rachel
Your shower was so much fun and it was nice to meet your gorgeous family! I’m still thinking about those delicious pumpkin cupcakes you made:-)
You are seriously the cutest pregnant lady ever! :) Your shower looks like it was a blast, I’m so glad you were able to celebrate with family and friends.
So sweet!! Congrats gorgeous!!..I love the onesie cookies.
That dessert table looks amazing! And you truly look fantastic! :)
What a lovely shower! I know you are counting the days until your little one is here.
What a beautiful shower! And that dessert table… NOM.
Aw so adorable and fun! What wonderful family and friends (internet-based and otherwise) you have!
What a lovely baby shower! I am so very glad to have been a part of your virtual shower today too!
You look so beautiful! Congratulations!
You and your belly are the cutest combo ever!
Thanks for sharing your baby shower pics w us.
I love the oneside-cookie idea. Very clever and fitting!
Yay! Baby stuff all around! You are so loved :)
How fun! Your shower was gorgeous, and your virtual shower looks like it would be one delicious party. :)
Which one is your mother, they all look about the same age!
Ha- none are my Mom- those are all my sisters. She planned it but isn’t in this picture :)
Audra! You and your sisters put together such beautiful things… such an artistic bunch! I cannot wait to meet the sweet baby boy! Are you by any chance planning to post the sugar cookie recipe that made the baby onesie cookies? They were delicious!!
Hey love! The cookie recipe is from a blog called Bake at 350. I do plan to share it though- check it out there in the meantime- its the base sugar cookie she uses for pretty much everything!
Looks like a perfect shower! Wish I would have known about the virtual one, I would have for sure made something fitting.
Can’t wait for baby boy to get here!
Thanks so much dear- I always feel like it must be tricky to find participants for these things without giving it away :) I’m sure you would have made something wonderful! Xo
I wish I could have attended your real baby shower! It looks like it was loads of fun. You are one beautiful mommy to be!
You and your sisters are all stunning!!! So glad we surprised you today!! xoxoxo
It looks like you had such an awesome day! So glad you could have a real life party and an online one!! So much love going around :)
I’m SO incredibly happy that I was in town for your shower & was able to go! It was the best thing being able to see you and your cute little belly. Now I just need to go back & visit when the little man arrives :). Btw- In LOVE with that picture of all of us! How cute is Zekey in Jacqueline’s arms!
what a adorable shower. wishing you all the happiness.
You are certainly love lady!!! What a gorgeous shower ( for a gorgeous mama to be!). Congrats on all your present and future happiness :) xo
Your shower looks like it was absolutely beautiful and fun! Love the cookie jar favors! Congrats! :)
Your shower was SO SO SO lovely!! I was so happy to be there and celebrate with you!! <3<3
What a beautiful baby shower! Love the decorate a onesie cookie idea, so creative!
SUCH a gorgeous baby shower for the most beautiful mommy to be!!
and aw I love Lauren and Joanne, so happy you got to have them there!
My goodness, the shower looks so lovely — as do you! I adore the decorated cookie idea. So cute. And the virtual baby shower is so sweet!
The shower looks so perfect and you look gorgeous :) love it!
Been a long time follower & don’t know how I missed this wonderful post. You look so gorgeous (& sistah’s do too). Sooo many great recipies offered. I just made Julie’s Mini Gingerbread Whoopie Pies. The only deviation was that I added a small amount of reconstituted currents to the cookie dough and added lemon juice to some of my left over cream cheese frosting. Wow!!! These rock! I also learned that cream cheese frosting freezes up great! It never gets rock hard which is dangerous ‘cuz it makes it too easy to take a spoon to when you get the urge. Making more of these wonderful recipes, now that I discovered them. What a wonderful group of friends. Can totally feel the love!
Aw thank you so much Lisa!