I arrived to Tavern 18 shortly after 11:00am on Saturday. I wanted to be there early to settle in before everyone arrived. Our moms and my sister were already busy bees setting up for the party!
Decor included this lovely banner:
And a clothesline of homemade-burp-cloths, onesies and baby clothes!
Chris, our dads, and some of their friends hung out at the restaurant bar in the other room during the event. I was glad that he was there to pop in from time to time for pictures and cake! I also got to wear my very own "Mom to be" pin!
People were punctual and started arriving in droves 15 minutes early!!
Here are all my lovely friends who were able to make it out for the day! Many close-by in New York, some from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and even Washington D.C. (That's you Cassie!) (And Dana! How did I not get a picture with you?!)
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Corinne, Cassie, Maria, Kerry, Anna, Julie, Molly, Mallory, Benjamin, and Mandy
With my lovely newly-engaged sister!
The Wait staff at Tavern 18 was incredible and very on top of things. I know I'm married blah blah blah...but I maaaayyyy have had a crush on our waiter, Jason. (Just for the day though) I mean, he made SURE that my glass of sparkling cider was always full throughout the whole day, and brought me TWO decaf cappuccinos when we had cake!! I kid...I kid...
|I still love you Chris!|
In leiu of cards, guests were asked to bring a children's book, and to write their message inside of it. I now have a fabulous start to my children's book collection!
Instead of a traditional guest book, my mom put out different autumnal colored squares of fabric for guests to sign. These will then be sewn together and quilted for the baby by my mom! We still have a lot of empty squares which I will have people who couldn't be at the shower sign when they come visit the baby.
And that elephant quilt hanging above it? My mom also made that for the baby! (Can we all agree that my mom should open an ETSY store?! Back me up here people!)
There was a LOT more that happened and went on throughout the day.
Stay tuned for part 2 tomorrow!