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a bébé shower

I had so much fun planning this shower…finally a baby shower for my sister! Yay! I came across the “In Full Bloom” shower when I was looking for ideas and loved the idea of a French inspired theme…mostly because Anne’s friend, Melissa, lives in France and was helping me plan the shower. Perfect. We used lots of ideas from the In Full Bloom shower and then Melissa added her own “French” touches. I really wanted to have the shower in my backyard, but the crazy Kansas heat (especially this summer) crushed that idea. We thought that we might not have anyone show up if we planned it at 6am in order for the weather to be tolerable. And it would have probably still been too hot! 🙂 In my dream world I would live somewhere where I could have outdoor parties anytime of year. No heat and no bugs. That would be awesome.

This is the front of the invitation.

We had a crepe bar set up in the kitchen and French music playing in the background.

Crepes and coffee were served when guests first arrived.

Melissa made the crepes just like she does in France. This is how you properly fold and serve them. You unfold them to add your toppings and then fold them back up to eat. Rolling them is an American thing. I never knew that!

The toppings were all written on the chalkboard: nutella, butter, sugar, powdered sugar, and jam.

We played the true/false game and a friend of Anne’s gave a little devotional and then we ate again! Melissa said it was very appropriate to eat a lot at a French party…so we did!

My mom made most of the food. I was so thankful for that. She made these delicious baquette sandwiches and wrapped them with parchment paper and washi tape. They tasted as good as they look…and they were cute too!

We also served pasta salad, chips and fruit.

The bunting around the table was borrowed from another pretty party.

Lots of sunflowers…they are my sister’s favorite.

Coconut creme and mocha chocolate cupcakes made by my “neighbor” Kerry. They were SO good. There were a few extras and I ate them all.

The favors were little ivy plants wrapped in burlap and tied with yarn. I loved having them by the door when you walked in.

Molly made the merci/thank you tags. Aren’t they so cute? She used a Silhouette machine to make them and now I seriously want one. Crafters envy for sure. Molly made all of the signs for the crepe bar and the food table too. Each sign was written in French and English (thanks to Melissa’s translations!).

My pretty pregnant sister is on the right with her sweet friends Molly (left) and Melissa (center).

After we ate Anne started opening her gifts. Oh, and that cute bébé bunting was made by Molly too!

We were packed in my living room…I seriously ran out of chairs! The more the merrier, right?

My niece Ellie helped open Anne’s gifts. She would model or hold up the baby item after Anne opened it. A little mama. She was so cute.

Anne, my mom, and my grandma. All excited for baby Chester to arrive…Chester is baby’s nickname. 🙂

Anne and her mother-in-law. She is super excited because baby Chester is her FIRST grandchild!

It was such an honor to be able to host this shower for you Anne. I am blessed to have a sister like you and I can’t wait to see you as a mama. You will be holding your little one soon!

Twenty-three days {or less} until I am an auntie again. Hooray!

  • Andrea @Mama in the City - Wow!! I really love this French bebe theme! It is just so fresh and fantastic and you did an amazing job putting this party together. It is really so exciting and special when your sister has a baby.ReplyCancel

  • Hannah - you can be soo proud of you! that shower, you thrown seems amazing!!!! thank you so much for sharing, if i have to throw a baby shower one day i’ll use this for a little bit of insperation! OK?ReplyCancel

  • Michelle from Australia - Coconut creme cupcakes? OH MY!! Off to Google flights to Kansas just so I can try them 🙂 M xReplyCancel

  • Nancy - That is the prettiest baby shower or “bebe” shower I have ever seen! Beautiful details, food. It all looks so pretty, relaxing & delish!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - Belle! I love every single detail, what a precious way to shower your sister with love.ReplyCancel

  • Brittany - Everything you do looks like it’s straight out of a magazine! Come decorate my house!! 🙂
    Congrats to your sister on her impending arrival!ReplyCancel

  • Taylor - This shower is to die for! Every detail is perfect!! Great job.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - Your parties are always the cutest! What a fun theme! P.S. I have that diaper bag and LOVE it! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - What an amazing shower. I am so impressed, you sister is one lucky gal! I might have to channel you during the next few months, as I have 8 friends (yes 8) having babies between December and March!!!ReplyCancel

  • ranee - this is the cutest shower!! i love all the little details and the food looked fantastic!!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah @ This Farm Family's Life - Wow! Everything looked amazing. You are such a great hostess. Your sister looks great too. Good luck to her and her husband!ReplyCancel

  • Kerry Wiebe - Jess, It looks like ya’ll had a blast!!! Thanks so much for the little shout out! Whenever you need a cupcake you just let me know!!ReplyCancel

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    I love sunflowers, too. What a perfect touch to have bouquets of those and the ivy favors. So fun.ReplyCancel

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