My MI Baby Shower!

Hey all!  I’m so excited to finally be able to share some of my Michigan baby shower pictures with you all!  A couple Saturdays ago, my good friends from grade school and college threw me an amazing party.  There was a ton of food, a ton of friends, a ton of little baby presents, and it was a ton of fun.  :)

Super cute invitations designed by my sister-in-law, she even sewed a fabric pouch for them too, so cool!

Here’s a little family portrait to get us started.  Mommy, Daddy, Baby in my belly, and Baby’s new big lion toy!  Oh and in case you’re wondering, the maxi dress is from Anthropologie and I love it.  :)

Showing off the baby bump… errrr rather showing baby all the yummy food he’s about to eat.

Such a cute setup and such delicious food!

Close ups of food and decor, so lovely!

It was so great to hang out with my buddies from high school and college.  It’s pretty rare that I get to see them since we all live all over the country.  We played 3 games during the shower.

1) First one was everyone got 2 baby clothespins and for the duration of the shower you couldn’t say the word “baby”, if you did, then whoever called you out on it got the pins and the person with the most pins at the end of shower, wins!

2) The second game was filling out a piece of paper with the baby name of various animals.  As in a baby monkey is an infant or a baby swan is a signet, did you know those?

3) And the last game was the guess how big my belly game where everyone had to cut a piece of string the size that they thought my belly was around, of course most people’s strings were a lot longer than my actual belly!

Then it was present time!  :)

As you can see we got a ton of gifts such as gift cards, things off our registry, clothes, toys, books, bags, and more.  We are so THANKFUL to everyone for all the gifts!

Here we are with Marvin’s mom and sister-in-laws, they had driven all the way up from Ohio just for the shower, so sweet!

A picture with the AWESOME AMAZING hosts!  Sophie and Jenny were there in spirit.  :)

My mom couldn’t make it because she was in Taiwan but so many of her friend’s did!  These ladies have always been such a huge part of my life growing up!

Thanks everyone for coming!

Oh and of course, the deliciously cute Turkey and Owl cupcake favors, nom nom.

I am happy to say, as of this weekend, I am all caught up on Thank You cards!  Here’s a look at a few I got from the adorable Thank You Cards Shop!  They had me at chevron.  ;)

Sandy A La Mode Signature


  1. Aww Sandy! Look at your mama. You are a gorgeous pregnant lady! Totally beaming. Love it.

    The shower came out lovely! I especially love the invites. Such a cool idea to put them in pouches. I may need to try this for the next party I have. :)

    I hope you’re soaking up the rest of the weekend. Muah!

    xx Love & Aloha

  2. i cannot get over how adorable (and fashionable!) you and your little baby belly are! the maxi dress is very pretty on you (and the teeny elephant necklace too).

    your baby shower is very you (and nicely coordinated! hehe, i love that you and your color scheme are made up of such happy sunshine-y colors!). it’s so great that all of your friends were able to make it and celebrate with you!


  3. YOU LOOK STUNNING! Seriously!
    Can I totally have this dress when I’m pregnant ;)
    (like 10 years! hahaha)

    Looks like you had an amazing shower!
    I love the fabric envelopes!

  4. this looks SO fun and gah, wish i could have been there! i could fit in with all the asians – hahaha! but no seriously, wish i could be there – you look amazing and this just looks so fun!

  5. you look gorgeous, hun! and what an awesome shower – all that food looks so yummy and the decorations are adorable. such a special time for such a special family! :)

  6. You look absolutely gorgeous surrounded by all your loved ones and dear friends. What a special time. I love that Marvin’s family drove to be there. It’s almost baby time!!

  7. awww~ so wish i could’ve been there! it looks like it was so much fun! you looked gorgeous in that dress and cardigan! i love how all of mom’s friends were there~ so sweet. and so nice of marv’s mom & sils to drive out there too. you deserved every bit of love showered on you~~! =)

  8. Wow – what an amazing baby shower full of people excited to meet baby a la mode!

    And the food looks delicious!

    He will be making his debut so soon – eeeps!


  9. wow sandy!! you are GLOWING!!! so beautiful. i love your mustard and grey outfit! i was completely wow’ed when i saw your invites on jenny’s blog. amazing!!!

  10. What a wonderful party!! I love all the decorations + all that delicious food!! Yummy!!! PS I love your dress + cardigan combo! So pretty!! Happy Halloween dear! xo

  11. Aw Sandy, you look so beautiful. What a gorgeous baby shower. You are definitely surrounded by amazing friends and family! Looks like you’ll be getting tons of support and help when the newbie arrives!

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  13. cute baby shower!!! sorry i’ve been so out of touch in the blogs world. and i missed your bday. happy belated birthday, sandy!!!

  14. Your baby shower looked fabulous. Kudos to your friends who organized it. They did a fantastic job. I especially love the fabric pouch envelopes. It’s a added touch.

    Everything was so well thought out

  15. Aww, what a sweet looking baby shower!! (this comment is late, sorry! Haha. I’m catching up on commenting now! :)) Your outfit is addddddorable!! Love it. I’m so glad Marv was there, it’s sweet when the guys are interested in baby showers! :) Over the summertime I went to one and all of the guys were invited! I think it was more fun that way! It was outside so the guys played bocce ball & stuff, but still! Everyone had such a good time. :)

    Those invitations are adorable!! & those cupcakes! YUM!

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