My dear friend, Jane, is going to be a first-time grandmother in a few weeks. Of course, we wanted to welcome baby Glendora Jane with a baby shower. Our only problem was a geographic one. Little Dora will be welcomed into the world over a thousand miles away. Aha, Skype! In consulting the internet, we found we weren't the only ones with this idea. However, we decided to go with doing it our way.
We consulted with the expectant parents and decided on a date. The presents would be mailed to them a few weeks ahead of time. Although we weren't able to send all the brunch food, the mom-to-be's favorite dessert was available to be ordered for them online--Derby Pie. Flowers were also sent along with bags of mints. We wanted them to feel a real part of the event. The guests would come to my house for brunch. After brunch, we'd gather around the computer and enjoy seeing the gifts opened.
Of course, the four shower hostesses and Jane would need planning sessions. We are awfully good at planning by meeting via e-mail, phone and at lunch(es). I had seen a number of banners used at parties and showers. We came up with the idea for a banner of sweet baby dresses on a clothesline. This meant a trip to pick out appropriate papers and embellishments. What fun we had cutting and adorning the precious little dresses.
Jane hanging the dresses so they will be seen by the parents while Skyping.
Aren't they sweet?
All in a row.
Flower arranging in Mint Julep cups.
Little bags of pastel mints for each guest.
The underlay white cloth is a hundred years old.
I wonder how many babies have been welcomed by feasting
on this beautiful cloth?
I'll be back soon with the guests, the food and the Skyping.