Outdoor Park Baby Shower in Los Angeles

For those that don't know, Eddie and I are expecting our first child. :) I'll be 36 weeks this coming Monday and we are so excited for our bundle of joy to be here already!! 4 more weeks (and maybe earlier) to go! Woohoo!! I have been really lucky to have had the easiest pregnancy ever (i.e., no morning sickness, no nausea, no vomitting, no food aversions, etc...) as well as the best group of family and friends who have been with us every step of the way, supporting us and sharing in all our new discoveries and joys....

...with that being said, my beautiful girlfriends along with my live.love.create gals, of course, hosted a beautiful shower for me and their soon-to-be nephew Ethan! :) **yes, we are having a boy and his name will be Ethan**

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We used a photoshopped picture of my husband's baby photo for the invitations, which led to his photo being a running theme throughout the shower. Guests dubbed the image, the "logo." haha.

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As one of the party favors, we made mini apple-pies that guests could take home and bake. Instructions on how to bake were on the back of the "thanks" tag. And the "redeem for one hug" ticket was used for a diaper raffle.

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The picnic baskets contained chips and select sandwiches from Porta Via Italian Foods which the guests had RSVPed for. The picnic baskets, along with the magnetic hearts were also favors for the guests.

We also changed the water bottle labels to say "fall in love with baby ethan" to give it a more personal touch.

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Yummy Chocolate, Red Velvet and Pumpkin cupcakes with the "logo" on edible paper.

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One of the many activities we had was for guests to guess whose baby picture was which guest. Very entertaining!

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In another activity, we had five diapers with different melted chocolate bars and guests had to determine which chocolate it was.

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One of the things I loved, were notes that guests wrote on diapers. I haven't read them all yet, but it's to give some encouragement or to crack a smile during those late night diaper changes.

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There were a few other activities... but one that you see at most baby showers, which we also did,  was decorating onesies. We had a couple onesies with the "logo" screen printed on them. **Seriously, this should've been my husband's baby shower! Hahaha.

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Lovely Hosts

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Thank you to all the loving aunties!! Baby Ethan is already so blessed with much love.

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Prior to the baby shower, Eddie and I took a mini maternity shoot with a few elements from the shower. We had to have at least one photo with our first baby, our lovable and handsome corgi, Scout!

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we can't wait to meet you and already love you so much!

love, mommy & daddy

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*special thanks to...*

Venue: Lacy Park

Photography: John Park

Cupcakes: Big Sugar Bakeshop

Invitations, Design & Coordination: live.love.create

Hosts: my lovely ladies