a shower for Osbert

One of my best friends is pregnant with a little boy we are (for now) affectionately calling Osbert. I have friends with kids. I have sisters and sister-in-laws with kids. I have people I have become friends with because of our kids. But this is the first of my tight-knit little group of friends from high school to become a mama. And I couldn't be more excited! We threw her a baby shower this weekend and here are some of the details:


Hummus Bar (5 varieties of hummus and pita chips, crackers, veggies & pretzels for dipping)
Rosemary chicken salad (courtesy of Jay) with rolls & pita pockets
Warm Spinach & Artichoke dip

Multi-grain tortilla chips and yummy homemade (by my mama, not me) salsa

A mushroom flatbread pizza (from the frozen section of the Trader Joe's)


Medley of olives

Lemon squares

Chocolate & yellow cupcakes (from the Sprinkles mixes)

Various bowls of munchies including chocolate-covered edamame, yogurt-covered pretzels, and fruit & nut brittle

Wine, Mimosas, Sangria, and some sparkling juices for the mama-to-be

Decorations: The house wasn't overly decorated in baby-shower garb. It was freakishly clean (thanks to an impromptu visit from my amazing mother). I did make this flag bunting to hang from the mantle.

In lieu of a guest book, we had people stamp their finger and sign this print from etsy:

I'm not a big games-at-showers kind of person. Ok, that's a lie! I really really really hate shower games. I think if someone had pulled out a piece of crepe-paper at my baby shower to guess the circumference of my belly, I might have left. Or cried. Probably both! So, while we wanted everyone to be entertained with an "activity", I was not about to subject my friend to any sort of shower game. Instead, we had guests decorate onesies for little Osbert. Everyone got really into it. Some were funny and some were sweet. I hope my friend will smile each time she dresses little Osbert in one of our homemade onesies. Here's a look at the onesie station:

Favors: Reusable tote bags found here

The shower went really well and baby Osbert ended up with a ton of stuff! Here's a look at his pretty mama (on the far left) and the rest of our little clan:


  1. Awesome shower Kate! Everything looked splendid. You and Whitney outdid yourselves again!

  2. I have such amazing friends! And I love this post! Katharine, you never cease to amaze me with your endless energy and creativity!!! I love you! Can't wait for baby Osbert to play with all the Sprinkels!