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
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.
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 🙂
Also had a balloon so anyone walking down the hall can know which apartment to head to.
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 🙂
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 😉
Also needed name suggestions as we haven’t locked down a name for the baby yet!
Decorate the onesie station
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 🙂
Here is the food menu I had :
Small zaatar mana’eesh/Fatayer/ Muhamara/ Baked veggie spring rolls
Veggie Sticks & crackers with beetroot hummus
My lentil salad topped with avocado Recipe here http://zaatarandquinoa.com/2015/02/15/spinach-lentil-salad/
Koshari (Ordered this)
Fried Quinoa Rice Recipe here http://zaatarandquinoa.com/2015/11/08/quinoa-fried-rice/
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 http://zaatarandquinoa.com/2014/01/21/pistachio-date-bites/
Blueberry Boy Punch
Pink Girly Lemonade
Here is a closer look at the meghle with all the yummy nuts on top!
The big reveal!
And it is.. a baby girl! 🙂
Hope you enjoyed this and thank you to everyone who helped me put this together! Until next recipe x