Saturday November 17th was a special day in our house- a baby shower for Sean & Anne!
Sean is the very first grandchild on Craig’s side & we could not be any more excited for the birth of their first child Kiera Erin ❤
Funny thing about facebook…. I learned a couple things about the new Mom & Dad to help me plan this party. For example, Anne LOVES bacon and wrote several times on her wall “Dear Squirrel” throughout her pregnancy & Sean LOVES Anne, baseball & his BMW. Sean has always been very special to me,(you too Anne!) and he is just so much fun when he is opening up gifts. So, along with Sean’s 3 beautiful sisters & my #1 sister in law Colleen we put it all together into a very girly & squirrelly party.
First things first, hand make 40 squirrel invites- done. Plan the menu- got it. Order pink polka dot balloons- perfect. Dig out “Nut’s” the beanie baby, scored big here.. even found the little one!
The day I set out to make the chocolate cupcakes with a maple buttercream frosting topped with a chocolate dipped bacon garnish was pretty much one of those days I shouldn’t have stepped in the kitchen lol! First off I’m going to blame it all on Allie- who was home that morning & I’m pretty sure made me lose my focus. First off I measured off the wrong amount of cocoa(more than doubling it-) followed by forgetting the 4 eggs. Fine- easy fix. I had made a special trip to Sur La Table in Edina to get these cute new shaped cupcake liners… Isn’t the rule of thumb “fill 2/3rds full ?” Off they went in the oven- and out they came in a sea of molten lava. Dang. With no time to mess around I baked off 31 more (1/2 full…) with no problems. Needing more desserts and still trying to incorporate the squirrel theme I had nuts on my mind- (ACORNS…). Looking at the big mess on the tray and loving that saying “When life gives you lemons…” I set out to make acorn cake pops from the big mess- mission accomplished : )
With balloons everywhere, salads prepared, Bacon nuts & cinnamon honey butter, really good punch lol, and some awesomely delish strawberry mojito’s we were ready to party. It was so much fun having everyone come- for many it was the first time to see our new house. Our biggest surprise was my favorite Mother in law Marge came too!! The girls had GREAT games & prizes and lots of presents opened & laughter! The girls brought me the most beautiful flowers and an amazing candle!
To top it off Anne & Sean gave me a huge bag of gourmet treats for my kitchen & the best thing- Anne made me an apron with my new logo on it! (Yes, for all that know me I had tears running down my cheeks) That is one of those gifts that went straight to my heart.
I love you Sean & Anne! Congratulations on your amazing little girl! As I tell all new parents- take as many pictures with the best camera you can afford … you will always have those pictures to help you relive the most incredible time of your lives.
PS!!!! I want to wish everyone a beautiful Thanksgiving filled with love!! Also, I will be posting a picture of a gift I’m working on for baby Kiera as soon as I’m done!!