|Ensure you have mani the day prior|
Then I think next on the list is good food. I tend to get really nervous when I have to cook so I decided to go with things I knew. Butternut Squash Bisque, Strawberry, Blue Cheese, Candied Walnut Mixed Greens Salad and yummy finger foods (including chips and guac because I feel this should be a staple of any San Diego gathering). Top it all off with the most amazing dessert ever, even non-coconut lovers (yes, these people exist) will love this Coconut Cake (thank you BetsyLife!!!).
Have things on hand to do but leave out the stuff people hate...like forced fun and everyone sitting in a circle awkwardly faking excitement about burp clothes and diapers. We only did one game and I had a little surprise from my fav boutique, Vocabulary on hand for the winner. It was the easy one - guess the mama-to-be's belly size. Which sparks some good natured name-calling for those that overestimate. I also had a "make Baby Olivia a onsie" station but people never stopped talking long enough to partake - which was fine, since I already made the MOST AMAZING GIFT EVER!!! Mom's like to take pics of their newborns every month the first year - so check it, numbered onsies made by yours truly. The only "must-do" was a Wish List for Baby Olivia (for Megan's scrapbook really).
|MUCH easier than you think - I can help :)|
Last but not least, you need an awesome person to celebrate! Megan is such a lovely, wonderfully awesome and incredibly fun person that made for a perfect day! Baby Olivia you are one lucky baby coming into this world :)