If you’ve ever read this blog in your life, you know that I am constantly surrounded by pregnant women. My girlfriends are now at the point of considering babies, not preventing babies, or frantically preparing for the arrival of their babies. And when it comes to work, there isn’t but one male on our entire list of employees. But there’s a whole host of fertile Mrytles walking around up there on my unit, that’s for sure. And even if you’re like me, shaking your head fiercely back and forth and making a stank face when someone points to you and makes the ‘you’re next’ comment, you can’t help but get excited for all these little blessings about to enter the world. I’m definitely excited to meet all these babies and happy for all the expectant parents too.
And when you’re happy, you must party. You just have to. But throwing showers for five girls can be hard. But if your mothers-to-be are two peas in a pod, take that opportunity to honor them together. And if it’s North Carolina hot (and it is) then have an ice cream social. And call it “Two Scoops are Better than One” since you’ve got two babes to celebrate and run with it!
So there’s a picture of our spread. We found those cute ice cream cones online for $4 each on Amazon (steal!) And we made a simple paper doily banner with pink and blue letters that spelled out the name of our theme.
What’s an ice cream sundae without toppings galore? We used mason jars to store them all, and put them in an old beverage crate to keep them contained. And just so there’s no confusion, we made little tags to identify them ;).
One of the coolest things we found for this party were these awesome printables online. It had pinks and blues and some more unisex colors and they were absolutely perfect for this party. And they were free!
We had a great beverage bar too, complete with sweet tea, Orange Fizz Punch, Cheerwine Punch and water. And of course, the ever popular stripey straws. Of course I believe a good spread and good decorations are necessary, but that takes a real backseat to the good company. And these girls always bring their A-Game.