My girls, Holly and Paige, had been conspiring on my shower theme for weeks. They had my mother-in-law (who graciously allowed us to invade her house) fully entrenched in the conspiracy, so I was very much in the dark on their plans until I showed up. They ran with the fact that I'm still a British citizen, and went full-on UK themed - union jacks, shepherd's pie, sausage rolls, royal family facemasks, the whole deal! I was even given a rubber duck fascinator (a duckinator?) to wear - which is why you should never make frivolous comments about "you know what would be funny" to a crafty person as they will probably make it happen.
So, while Holly was busy being super crafty, Paige was a baking fiend. Both of them have toddlers in the house, so no clue how they managed to accomplish everything they did. My desert bar was insane, with a variety of treats that were all delicious (and some of which now reside in my freezer for emergencies during maternity leave). In a slightly sick and twisted moment, Paige made the inside of the baby cake cops red velvet. I've never felt so guilty to be chomping on a baby's head....not that I do that often anyway. She also super-imposed husband's head onto the body of a baby, which was both hilarious and simultaneously creeped out all his family members. It is still making me giggle!
All in all, I'm such a lucky girl to have the best collection of family and friends who were there to celebrate with me. It was fun, relaxing, and overall, I had a fantastic time. The girls were even sneaky enough to Skype in my parents from the UK so that they could join in my special day. This did result in spontaneous weeping on my part (that's one hell of a surprise to spring on a preggo lady) but I couldn't have asked for more.
Thanks ladies! You are both so amazingly fabulous and talented...and quite frankly - you rock. :)