Erin, Lolly, Sarah, and I recently hosted a baby shower for Jill (and you can tell I'm a bit behind on this post because sweet baby Alex was born last weekend). We had so much fun planning the shower and put a whole lot of love into all the details. Jill is such an amazing person and friend, so we wanted to throw a special party to celebrate her dive into the adventure that is motherhood.
Jill loved dinosaurs as a kid, so the theme was a no-brainer. However, not wanting it to be too cheesy, we opted for a "Jurassic Chic" vibe, drawing our first inspiration from a tropical-themed party on Pinterest.
Once everything was pulled together, it turned out even better than I had imagined...
The Etsy shop we used did such a great job of customizing the invitation.
For the guestbook, we had everyone sign a sweet book called Mamasaurus.
We clearly had a mimosa bar on hand (with Topo for the preggos/non-drinkers)...
There was also lots of brunch fare on hand, including donut and fruit skewers, pigs in a blanket, french toast casserole, mini quiche, tomato and mozzarella salad, and mini chicken and waffle skewers.
We also had the most epic cookie cake from a fabulous bakery in Austin.
I loved all the dinosaurs on display. And for the record, there are not many people for whom I would put together dinosaur puzzles with instructions only in Chinese. Jill is definitely one of those people.
Jill had so many friends in attendance to shower her and Alex with lots of love.
For the activity, we set up a onesie-making station, which was so much fun.
And then it was time for the gifts.
We love you, Jill. #besties