My Baby Shower!

The baby shower is such an exciting time during pregnancy to look forward to, I was super excited to host it  in my house and have all my friends and family over to celebrate. I know that generally the mom to be does not get involved with the planning but knowing me there was no way I wouldn’t be!

A baby shower is to celebrate the transformation of a woman into a mother

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In terms of a theme, I kept the baby’s gender a secret until the baby shower so I had a gender reveal themed baby shower.

The Decor:

I kept it very simple with the Decor, you want a few things for people to capture or be  “instagram worthy” and remember the day. So I had this heart shaped blackboard that I hung on my front door with the message “He or She, come in to see!” along with one of my early scans 🙂

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Also had a balloon so anyone walking down the hall can know which apartment to head to.

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The Favors:

With the favors, I wanted something people can use when they got home or decorate their homes with. I bought 25 of these pots from Ikea and filled them with white and yellow flowers from the Garden center, shout out to the hubby who helped with this 🙂

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The activities:

When people walked in, they had to vote on whether they thought I was having a girl or boy, my delivery date and weight of the baby. Most people were team blue, scroll down to see if they were correct 😉

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Also needed name suggestions as we haven’t locked down a name for the baby yet!

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Decorate the onesie station

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The food!

Most of the food was vegan with 2 vegetarian options, the star of the show was the cake! As it had the answer to whether I was having a boy or girl 🙂

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Here is the food menu I had :

Appetizers:

Small zaatar mana’eesh/Fatayer/ Muhamara/ Baked veggie spring rolls

Veggie Sticks & crackers with beetroot hummus

Salads:

Quinoa Tabbouleh

My lentil salad topped with avocado Recipe here  https://zaatarandquinoa.com/2015/02/15/spinach-lentil-salad/ 

Main:

Koshari (Ordered this)

Fried Quinoa Rice Recipe here  https://zaatarandquinoa.com/2015/11/08/quinoa-fried-rice/ 

Dessert:

Meghle – This a Lebanese vegan dessert made when a baby is born, I opted to have it at the baby shower so all my friends and family can have a taste

Cake (ordered from sugarmoo)

Fruit Bowl in watermelon

Date Balls Recipe here https://zaatarandquinoa.com/2014/01/21/pistachio-date-bites/

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Drinks:

Blueberry Boy Punch 

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Pink Girly Lemonade

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Here is a closer look at the meghle with all the yummy nuts on top!

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The big reveal!

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And it is.. a baby girl! 🙂

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Hope you enjoyed this and thank you to everyone who helped me put this together! Until next recipe x

 

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