Last weekend, my mom threw us a baby shower at The Love Shack in Brooklyn. About twenty-five of our New York-based friends and loved ones gathered to celebrate baby girl and our venture into new parenthood. It was important to me that I had a coed "Jack & Jill" shower since so many of our close friends are couples. Moreover, I wanted it to feel more like a laid-back cocktail party where everyone could mingle rather than a traditional, ladies-only luncheon shower.
Isn't the space awesome? My mom found it earlier this summer and I immediately gave an enthusiastic thumbs up of approval. Quirky, funky, fun (and barely any additional decor needed!). Britta and Alexander Love, the owners, were wonderful, and I would highly recommend their services and space.
Upon arriving, I had no idea what was planned in terms of games, but my mom knocked it out of the park with a couple of simple interactive activities for guests to enjoy, including a hilarious toilet paper diaper derby (see pics below), a "name the nursery rhyme" competition and onesies with fabric markers for guests to write notes to the baby. My sister also gave a speech in the form of a letter to our daughter which left almost every single guest crying. (I was a mess!).
Tiho and I thoroughly enjoyed celebrating together and feel overwhelmed with gratitude for everyone's love, support and generosity.
Below, a few iPhone shots stolen from various guests. From top to bottom, left to right:
Cousins drinking (root) beer; a special gift from my mama in the form of hand-painted chair for our little girl; me in my toilet paper diaper; us lucky ones who were diapered; baby's overflowing toy basket; my family; good friends, present-opening; and candy display.