what: baby shower for a dear friend's coming little one, known affectionately as Phoebe
where: our abode
why: because I like to overload myself with too many things to do. No, actually it was because I love this friend terribly and this is her fourth baby and the wee one needs things of her own. And because I like to host parties, something I've only recently discovered.
how: sheer determination, lots of food, some fun party decorations, and a lot–I mean a lot–of women packed in our house.
made by me and the front was heavily inspired by lovely design's invitation for her little girl's 3rd birthday (some details photoshopped out, obviously)
paper bunting decoration
the food table (before most of it was out and of course I forgot to snap a picture once all of it was out and before it was consumed)
and some presents
I think it was a lovely time. And now, we all are anxiously awaiting Phoebe's arrival any day now…
(And yes, the post title and invitation theme was inspired by Feist's song 1234 which was played at the shower sometime in the background mix. It's a good song and has a good music video which Mark loves, though I prefer the Sesame Street version.)