This past weekend was a lovely and busy one!
The main event that occured was my baby shower! This post is mostly to share the pictures and a few details some people asked about. Here are the pics from baby shower for baby #3!
About my dress: believe it or not, I got it from Amazon.com. Since becoming a mama of two, I have totally become an amazon mom. Surprisingly, I’ve had good luck when it comes to buying dresses on Amazon. I believe it was about $34. Amazon seems to be the only place I can buy a long dress that actually looks good.
This decor was completely Pinterest inspired!
The pom pom pouf was purchased at party city if you’re wondering and the beautiful vases from Dollar Tree! I filled them up with pink candy and pink chocolate Hersheys. The pink ones on the end, also from Dollar Tree, I filled them with white rocks.
For drinks, I skipped on the sodas and made a non-alcoholic margarita and lemonade station punch style. It was a hit.
All in all, I had a great time with all the guests (friends, family, and neighbors).
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