Friday, August 12, 2011

Shower Celebration for Craig and Rebecca

2011 has been the year of babies, especially among my friends. Five of my friends and my sister-in-law are due/have given birth this year. So many babies and with that comes baby showers. You might be surprised to know that I actually like baby showers. I tend to prefer showers that include both the Mom and Dad-to-be and have coed guests. I find it fun to have the male perspective at these things, it adds a bit of excitement!

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!

Rebecca and Craig opening presents

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.


Josie said...

Ooh, am I one of the five? Also, I want that recipe!

VeggieAmanda said...

You are!! Do you have vegan cupcakes take over the world? They have two great gf recipes in there!

Rebecca Schreiber said...

It was such a special day for Craig and me. We loved sharing our happiness with family and friends ... thanks for making it possible. Yum, your vegan cupcakes were cheerfully decorated and delicious! I could have one right now. :)