See what I did there? Fall? For Fall?
Oh geez, I’m turning into my dad with the bad puns.
Anyway, as I mentioned earlier, I have a baby shower to talk about. The Littles are one of a few families that my family has known my whole life. Another of those families would be the Parks. All of our dads own a practice together, so we grew up together. The Little’s kids (Will, Henry, and Esther ) correspond in age with the Park kids (Jessica, Seth, and Claire) and the three youngest Patton kids (Kristen, Jordan, and me). (My oldest brother, Jonathan, was a little older than the rest of us.)
Since Henry, Jordan, Seth, Claire, Esther, and I all went to the same high school, Tom got to know all of them and become close with them as well. So when Henry married Dana after college, we started all hanging out at their house all the time. Dana fit right in, and we love her!
Now that you have the family history, I can explain how exciting it is that Dana and Henry are expecting their first baby on November 19th. Esther and her hubby, Ben, just had little Charlotte at the end of August. And soon, she will have a cousin, baby Lia!! It’s so awesome for their family because they’ve gone from no grandchildren to two granddaughters in one season.
Since Lia is a fall baby, my mom and I decided we should decorate with fall decor. Just because it’s a baby shower doesn’t mean everything has to be pink or blue, and I tend to think changing it up can make it fun. Also, since Esther also had a super girly baby shower, we wanted to do something totally different for Dana so they would each have their own unique look and feel.
These gourds and candles served as centerpiece to the buffet.
There was a lot of food. Yummy, wonderful food. And awesome, fall-ish punch.
And these petit fours were both adorable and delicious. I love that combination.
I made an “L” (for Lia) craft pumpkin for the shower, which was also for Dana to later take home as it is also the inital for their last name, “Little.” I wanted it to be something they could use again and again, so putting in Lia’s monogram wouldn’t have been as useful as just an “L.”
It sat over the present area. This pile got to be crazy-huge by the time everyone arrived. Which is kind of the idea.
You can see we had low lighting going on. Hopefully you’ll still be able to see the banner I made for Lia. I made one for Esther’s shower too, with the idea that it could be used again- hung up like an announcement in the hospital when the baby arrives and at the home when the baby is first brought home.
Esther did just that, so I kept Lia’s nursery in mind when making hers. Her nursery has a lot of color, so her banner did too. And since she’ll be born in late November, mom and I decided to focus on how thankful we are for Lia, just like I’m sure Dana and Henry will be during their first Thanksgiving as parents.
I’m so sad that I managed to get pictures of all the decor but not one picture with Dana’s face in it. How did I miss that? I don’t know. But I do know she is very loved. Here are some of the gifts (after opening them) laid out to be seen.
I can’t wait to meet Lia! Henry and Dana can count on us visiting this Thanksgiving!