This weekend we held a baby shower on our (new) patio for one of my bandmates and his wife. I won't go into details about my attempt at cupcakes ("They're very unusual! Kind of dense.") but I will state for the record that I was using limited equipment and that I think the strawberry in the middle may have exuded some liquid that affected the consistency.
What a difference a little concrete makes! The patio really made the party. Husband had it all lit up with the theatrical gels for mood. Oddly, every other house on the block was having a party in their yard that night. The reggaeton blasting from the DJ table two doors down only took a smodge away from our festivities.
The kids splashed in the pool and loved playing in the little house/slide combo my Mom got Yelena for her birthday. The adults brought (and left) a TON of beer. (And this was a good beer crowd- none of that case of Coors light kinda crap) So we should be set for a few days....;)
And of course, as I learned earlier this year when I threw my friend a birthday party, having parties for other people ensures that people who have never seen your house will come over and you will receive compliments, re-enforcing your decorating choices. huzzoo! In fact, I hearby resolve to throw parties for other persons on regular basis. Let me know if you have an upcoming event I can host.
The shower itself was pretty much just a party with presents. But I wasn't about to make anyone play any dumb-ass games. It is just a celebration of the new one on the way! I think the parents both had a good time and that's the important thing. And of course they got tons of super-cool city baby shwag from all their friends. Little Torsten will definitely be the hippest baby on the block- at least until he hits 3 months....;)