Springtime is here, and right on nature’s schedule, the dogwood and redbud trees, the tulips, daffodils, and azaleas are bursting into bloom across the green landscape, making the whole world a bit more lovable! And, it is with great love for the sweetest of friends, the perfect time to celebrate her life-changing role as grandmother.
Nothing much is as exciting as the birth of a grandchild, and naturally, Mary, the quintessential Southern belle, is tickled pink that her first grandchild will be arriving this summer. Her friends, pleased as punch for Mary, couldn’t help themselves and threw her a surprise grandmother shower this past week.
Any time spent together is a precious time for this group; however, party decorations, games, gifts and a delicious dinner definitely made the evening more memorable. A vintage tablecloth with a floral pattern in pinks and blues laid the foundation for the table setting. Creamy white dinner plates were topped with salad plates in pinks and blues. Vintage linen napkins, candlesticks, porcelain baskets filled with Easter treats, and Fernrock Farm‘s spring flowers added to the festive atmosphere.
Since the gender of the baby is still a mystery, the guests placed bets on whether Mary’s grandchild will be a boy or a girl, the date and time of birth, and the birthweight. Their guesses were sealed away in envelopes to be opened after the birth this summer. Gifts of books, blankets, and soft cuddly toys gave everyone a chance to “ooh” and “ahh” and anticipate the joy of passing this new bundle of joy from lap to lap.
Hosting a grandmother shower is a wonderful way for friends to celebrate old friendships and a new baby, sure to bring love and wonder. We now await the day when the baby arrives, when we find out who wins the baby lottery, and when we learn what Mary’s new name will be. One thing is for certain; he or she will be adored by all!
Thank you, Jami, for your help with today’s post!