Monday, June 18, 2012

A Baby Divided

One of my best, and oldest (like in amount of time I've known her, not age), friends Dana and her husband Bradley (aka B-Rad) are expecting a precious little boy in July, so her friend Paige and I decided to throw a little shingdig that not only Dana and our girl friends could enjoy, but B-Rad and his guy friends could enjoy too - enter the "Baby Divided" shower. 

You see, Dana is a Duke basketball fan (I know, bless her heart) and her & B-Rad are both NC State football fans (don't know why we tolerate them) so we invited our friends and their guys/gals to bring baby Colton some Duke and NCSU apparel so he will be all set for football/basketball season.

The shower was a little similar to the Pirate Tailgate shower that Josh & I threw for his cousin Michelle back in August 2011, so I recycled a few ideas from it.

We enjoyed hotdogs & hamburgers along with some fruit with fruit dip, little basketball rice-krispie treats, pretzel-rollo-pecan bites and some funfetti cake dip (no party is complete without it).

the Mommy-to-Be enjoying some supper

my husband obviously entertaining Eric, Hope & Rachel
Del (who made a long-awaited return from SC) and the Daddy-to-Be chatting
Paige & Dana laughing at Brooke
Hope never lets me get a candid of her...
We couldn't have asked for a prettier day to have the shower, it wasn't too hot and the sun was shining, but the wind was just about to blow us away. In fact, I had to tape the little "Colton" banner to the siding on the house because it kept blowing all crazy, and the diaper wreath couldn't even be hung up.

the gift table and banner
close up of the banner, with its classy blue tape 
diaper wreath divided
Pom Poms that held up surprisingly well despite the wind
After we all ate food and cake, we moved inside for Dana & B-Rad to open gifts. Well, I say Dana & B-Rad but, like a good husband, he let Dana do all the un-wrapping and "awww"ing.

B-Rad was NOT a fan of the Duke apparel, he mentioned that they would be a great addition to his collection of dust rags for cleaning.

Josh, obviously not appreciating the Duke outfit either
Eric & Hope watching the present-opening
Me, Hope & Dana
While we were opening gifts, some of the guys entertained themselves by reading excerpts of Fifty Shades of Grey, which Paige is currently reading and had sitting on her coffee table. They were giggling like sixth grade boys.
reading and giggling
After opening presents and while the girls chit-chatted, the guys enjoyed some corn hole.

It went great, and I believe everyone had a great time. I love a shower that includes the guys and the girls, since after all, B-Rad had just a little part in making that baby too ;)


  1. That is such a cute idea for a shower! Looks like y'all had a blast! :)

  2. What a unique shower idea- I LOVE IT! I'm glad it was a success.

  3. Where did you get the invitations from?