Compared to most pregnant women, I am pretty non-traditional when it comes to baby showers. I do not enjoy, nor feel comfortable, being the center of attention. Most baby showers include some silly games and at least an hour of opening gifts, which I find to be boring as a guest, so I requested no games and no opening gifts at my own baby shower. I wanted a cocktail party-style shower where I could enjoy the company of my friends and family.

With all that in mind, my amazing mother planned a perfect baby shower fit for her non-traditional daughter. She also enlisted the help of my incredible sister-in-law, one of my best friends, and my aunts.

The shower was hosted at a Wine Bar with delicious Tapas and choice of white wine, red wine or white sangria (my personal favorite). As each guest entered, she received a hand-made bowtie that my mom made. I believe the Devil is in the details, and they definitely put some thought into each detail to make it personal to me, and I could not of felt more special or more loved.

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Handmade bowties with clips to go in each girl’s hair or pinned to her shirt

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You can’t see it, but the detergent label reads ‘It’s A Boy’

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My sister-in-law made this adorable diaper wreath and even found a Ford sign to use (Ford is the name of my Little Man).

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Sticking with the Wine & Bowtie theme, the favors were Champagne and wine with crocheted blue bowties made by my mother-in-law…seriously too cute.

image2The shower was amazing, and my only regret was not taking more pictures of all the beautiful touches my mom, friends and family put into the day.

On a side note, I stated I did not open gifts at the shower; however, there was one I did open, and it is probably one of the most thoughtful gifts a first-time mom can receive. A dear friend of mine sent out an email to guests of the shower asking them to answer a few questions:

  • The Best New Mom Advice
  • The Worst New Mom Advice
  • Favorite Children’s Book
  • Favorite Memory with Meghann
  • Love & Encouragement

The answers were funny, thoughtful and will definitely make me smile during all of the hard times. My husband even made wrote a special note for me. Each answer was compiled in a book for me to look back on and refer to…

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What was the theme of your baby shower? Are you more traditional or non-traditional when it comes to baby showers?

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As Right Start’s Toy & Media Buyer, Meghann grew up loving being outside and enjoying all Mother Nature has to offer. After graduating from Florida State University, she eventually moved to Colorado and has been with the Right Start for four years. She loves finding unique products that will entertain baby and make parenting easier.

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One Response to Modern Bowtie Baby Shower

  1. Maria says:

    Great pictures. Thank you for sharing. I agree with you. I don’t like the traditional shower.

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