A Shower for Henry

This is my parents' dog, Henry.  He's lazy and overweight but the best cuddle buddy you'll ever find.  He enjoys walks on the beach (seriously), wet dog food, and licking babies from head to toe.  He dislikes exercise, haircuts, and pottying outside when the ground is wet.  He may drive us all crazy occasionally, but we love him!

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But that is NOT the Henry we threw a shower for on Saturday.

Instead, we showered the baby Henry my friend Jenny is about to have.  You may remember his airplane-themed nursery from here.  Jenny is just five weeks out from her due date so it was high time we gifted her with all the things she'll need for Henry's arrival.  Allison and I chose to copy his nursery and carry the airplane-theme out for the shower.

 Easy peasy name banner made out of scrapbook paper.

Easy peasy name banner made out of scrapbook paper.

 I used scraps of fabric leftover from the nursery to make the bunting for the mantel.  I sent it home with Jenny so she can use it to decorate her hospital room when the big day comes.

I used scraps of fabric leftover from the nursery to make the bunting for the mantel.  I sent it home with Jenny so she can use it to decorate her hospital room when the big day comes.

 I made tiny airplane decorations out of Lifesavers, Smarties, and sticks of gum (an idea we found via Pinterest).

I made tiny airplane decorations out of Lifesavers, Smarties, and sticks of gum (an idea we found via Pinterest).

 The coffee table had bowls of traditional airplane snacks: pretzels, peanuts, and Biscoff cookies.

The coffee table had bowls of traditional airplane snacks: pretzels, peanuts, and Biscoff cookies.

Since the party was from 10am to noon, Allison and I decided on brunch type dishes.  Brunch is pretty much my favorite meal ever, so I was especially excited about all the food!

 The food table all set and ready to go!

The food table all set and ready to go!

 The best monkey bread ever, if I say so myself.

The best monkey bread ever, if I say so myself.

 Ham and cheese puffs, also very delicious.

Ham and cheese puffs, also very delicious.

 You can't go wrong with Sister Schubert's sausage-filled rolls.

You can't go wrong with Sister Schubert's sausage-filled rolls.

 Individual servings of fruit parfait.  These were quite tasty!  Katie Wynn gobbled one up as soon as she got home.

Individual servings of fruit parfait.  These were quite tasty!  Katie Wynn gobbled one up as soon as she got home.

 Red velvet cupcakes with handmade (by Allison) propellers on top.

Red velvet cupcakes with handmade (by Allison) propellers on top.

Since it's been an exceptionally cold winter, we decided to have a hot chocolate bar to go along with the food.  Go figure that it was over 60 degrees on Saturday!  Oh well.  It may not have been very fitting but at least it was still cute.  We named all of the garnishments to go along with the airplane theme.

 Marshmallows = flotation devices

Marshmallows = flotation devices

 Crushed peppermint = red eye

Crushed peppermint = red eye

 Caramel pieces = jet lag

Caramel pieces = jet lag

 Whipped topping = turblence and Peppermint Schnapps and Bailey's = jet fuel

Whipped topping = turblence and Peppermint Schnapps and Bailey's = jet fuel

 Tulips (and hydrangeas) = decorations

Tulips (and hydrangeas) = decorations

 The arrival time for this party was set for Jenny's due date!

The arrival time for this party was set for Jenny's due date!

The best part of the shower was definitely getting to spend the day with some of my very favorite friends!  Some (including Lydia and Margot) traveled in from out of town to help celebrate baby Henry.  It was so good to get to see everyone!  (I'm realizing right now that I did not do a good job of getting a picture of everyone there.  Shame on me.)

 Emily and Susan

Emily and Susan

 Jenny with her mama, Janie

Jenny with her mama, Janie

 Casey and Meghan

Casey and Meghan

 Sarah, Susan, and Dana

Sarah, Susan, and Dana

 Meghan and Emily

Meghan and Emily

 Lydia and Margot

Lydia and Margot

Jenny insisted that I take a picture of every gift that had pretty wrapping.  I should probably be offended that she didn't want a picture of my present.

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With all the great stuff she received, Jenny should be just about set for Henry's arrival.  And let me tell ya, that is gonna be one well-dressed little boy.

We couldn't let the party end without a picture of the guest of honor and hostesses!

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Cheers to Henry! (The baby, not the dog.)