I’m definitely one lucky gal because I’ve been blessed with TWO baby showers to celebrate the soon-to-be arrival of our little chicken nugget! A few awesome friends in Chicago are currently busy prepping for a shin dig they’re throwing for me this weekend and I can’t wait to see what they’ve concocted.
But while Joe and I were visiting my home town in PA over the holidays, my sister and mom conspired to throw me an intimate east coast baby shower at Harmony Tea Room in Westwood, NJ.
The place had a quaint, girly-eclectic feel to it and only added to the overall comfortable vibe and feel of the party. I think it was really relaxing this way and clean up at the end was a breeze!
I knew this shower would be on the smaller scale because I haven’t lived on the east coast in almost 10 years, so I didn’t invite a ton of people to begin with, but I still have some loyal girlfriends who were super excited to share in our joy in welcoming our baby boy.
What we all did not predict was that there would be a freak snowstorm out of nowhere on the morning of my shower. It even took our caravan over 2 hours to make the trek and visibility was difficult. All the while, I kept receiving texts and phone calls from sad and apologetic friends who said they would not be able to make it to the shower after all due to the harsh road conditions.
My friend Talena worked hard on the beautiful banner that was to be displayed at the tea room, and she was distraught when she realized she wouldn’t be able to make it to the party. Another friend called me while on the road saying that she had been driving for 20 minutes already, but it looked like she would have to turn around and go back home. All the guests who couldn’t make it were frazzled or in near tears, which made me feel bad that they felt so bad!
Of course I was sad at first that they wouldn’t be in the pictures and part of the memories, but at the end of the day, I just wanted everyone to stay safe so I assured them it was fine and that we could catch up some other time (which is what ended up happening anyways!)
So it ended up being a cute and cozy shower of 7 guests in addition to us. Joe was the co-guest of honor, as well as the photographer and videographer that day. And even though attending a tea party is quite girly, I think he still had fun!