Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide to forever have your heart go walking around outside your body.
Arriving guests were encouraged to help ourselves to trays laden with cheeses, crackers and sweetest grapes. Thirst could be quenched by a full assortment of beverages- champagne, white wine and juice chilled n an ice bucket of a side room. Coffee, tea and ice water rounded out the offerings.
The luncheon line was served by table by Mary, one of the waitstaff.
Our Luncheon Menu
French Estate House Pasta
A hearty pasta tossed in a blush vodka sauce enriched with grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts. The finishing touch- a sprinkling of toasted pine nuts under a light snowfall of Parmesan cheese
A Premium Side Salad
Artisan Breads on which to slather butter
The French Estate is prepared to serve any guests with Celiac disease. The gluten intolerant guests where cheerfully offered large bowls of fresh fruit in lieu of dishes made with wheat.
Let The Games Begin
Ladies, I am not alone in my fear of making a fool of myself during shower games, am I? These games were fun and without any embarrassment attached.
"Wotcha talkin' about Momma" game is an invention of Shannon's sister, Kelly Morris. It's a family joke that memorizing proverbial phrases isn't my daughter-in-laws strongest asset.
The game consists of phrases started- then we fill in the correct answer. Or whatever comes to mind. There were some answers more giddy than correct, such as
" A nod is as good at a wink" finished with ....at a bar to get a date.
Then came Kelly's version of The Price is Right. "I've done it for baby and bridal showers." Always customizing the "prizes" to the guest of honor. Kelly spent weeks perusing the Internet for ideas related to the interests of the parent's- to- be, Kenny and Shannon. Kenny's passion is fishing. Shannon's is fashion.
Shannon is a Beverly Hills Stylist with the very upscale Jose Eber Salon, so some good natured fun was poked at the world where she works. We had to guess the prices of items such as a baby BMW and Swarovski- encrusted pacifiers and bathtubs
like the bejeweled model Beyonce's baby girl received from Kelly Rowland.
The official prize winners received nail paraphernalia and presented in a box that was - what else- an as cute as a button gift box.
Today's quote is courtesy of the The Quote Garden.