A Palette of Pink ~ A Baby Shower Tea Party

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Sugar and spice, and everything nice, and lots and lots of pink! That was the theme of the day.  On Saturday I attended a beautiful baby shower for a friend, Tamara.  This baby shower tea party was hosted by some very talented ladies. Just look at these pictures ~ every last detail was covered; it was all gorgeous, and so very, very tasty!

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It has been a while since I have attended a baby shower.  I am at that in-between age.  My friends that are my age are past the time of having babies, and my children have not yet reached that stage of life. Thank goodness, I still have children at home! Being a teacher though, I have younger colleagues, and it is always such a joy to learn of the expecting news and sharing with them the joy of new life and expanding families.  Babies are a blessing!

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As I said earlier,  the ladies that hosted are super talented!  Since I enjoy making sugar cookies, I offered to bring a platter of pink cookies to add to the tea.  The expectant father is from England, so a tea party was the perfect way to celebrate baby-to-be.

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The menu included many delicious items such as chicken cranberry croissants , cucumber cream cheese sandwiches, vegetable quiche, egg salad sandwiches, kale and spinach balls, lemon bars, mini lemon cupcakes, heart shaped scones with lemon curd and raspberry jam, three kinds of tea, and lemon infused water.  It was all beautiful and delicious!

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The hostesses asked everyone to bring a onesie for the soon-to-be baby girl.  They hung all the onesies up on a “clothesline”. This was a quick, unique, and fun decoration!  We all loved looking at the clever and cute designs.

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The tables were decorated beautifully.  I love the favor we all got to take home.  One of the hostesses hand-makes candy, and she made each of us a hand dipped mint patty wrapped in pink foil.  This was tucked into a clear bag along with two tea bags.  All tied up in a pink ribbon, of course.

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The event was beautiful! The best part for me was being able to spend a couple of hours with former colleagues.  Since I changed jobs this last August, I have not seen many of these ladies since last June. It was wonderful to visit with everyone, and always fun to see the new and interesting baby gifts.  I last gave birth almost 20 years ago – baby accoutrements are much more stylish these days. A baby shower tea party was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

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Below are more pictures of how to make the sugar cookies.  The recipes for the sugar cookies and royal icing can be found in my post titled, Game Time ~ Super Bowl Cookies.Additional information on frosting the cookies; how to pipe an outline and float the icing can be found in my post titled, Give a Heart – Sugar Cookies.

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 So many great ideas! This baby shower was truly the perfect palette of pink! I cannot wait to greet Tamara’s new baby girl! As a side note, I told Tamara that when she is ready to have a glass of champagne, I will be bringing her a pink sparkly bottle. We will toast to the continuation of wonderful experiences still to come.  But really, that all ties into another story for another day. 🙂

A Palette of Pink Baby Shower

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