Two of my cute pregnant friends- Jessie and Rebecca
Two weekends ago, I had the honor of co-hosting a shower for two close friends- Craig and Rebecca. We met them years ago at a walk for climate change. We were attracted to them through their adorable boxer mix, Rosie. Once we pet Ms. Rosie, we were hooked and spent the rest of the day with Craig, Rebecca, and Rosie. Through the years, we have fostered a close friendship and I was so happy for the two when they announced that they were pregnant. They are caring and sweet people and I wanted to celebrate them!
On the day of the shower, they were blessed to have about 40-some friends and family to help welcome their bun in the oven. It was a lovely, hot day! Thankfully, we decided to have the shower indoors. I'm not sure that 105 would have been bearable. Also, my cupcakes would have melted!
I worked with Rebecca's sister to make this day special for the parents-to-be. We had food, games, decorations, and presents. I was in charge of all of the food and the cupcakes. Per Rebecca's request, the event was all vegan. This worked out well for me, since I'm vegan. :-) The food was a hit and I was glad to be able to show folks that vegan food can be delicious and filling. I was especially proud of my gluten free/vegan cupcakes. Guests could hardly believe that they were sans animal products and gluten.
My gluten free, vegan cupcakes were a hit!
It is about a month away until they will welcome their new little boy and I couldn't be happier for the two of them. They deserve all of the joy that their new little boy will bring them. Congratulations Craig and Rebecca!
This weekend I'm co-hosting another shower (potluck style) for Jessie and Tim. Blog post to come soon.