Monday, October 18, 2010

Annie's French Baby Shower

So Annie--of birthday party fame--is just a little pregnant, and as a result, a baby shower was in order. Neither Annie nor I has any real connection to France; neither of us has ever been there, neither of us speaks the language. But who doesn't want to throw a French-themed party?!

It was a huge hit! From the invitations to the decor, from the food to the favors, Annie's French Baby Shower was une bonne fete!

tarragon chicken salad with almonds served on baguettes; mini quiche; crudites

caramel apple napoleons; mini chocolate pots de creme; mini chocolate croissants

raspberry-almond french macarons

pear-walnut-goat cheese salad

sparkling pink lemonade

handmade dotted-swiss sachets filled with lavender buds; ignore the backyard--I realized after the baby shower that I had forgotten to clean up the yard!

In addition to eating and opening presents, we played a fun--although challenging--game where the lyrics of popular lullabies and children's songs were written in French, and we had to guess the song titles. Our only French speaker got 17 out of 18 right, and our best non-French-speaking score was 13 out of 18. Not too bad!


  1. Thanks Lora! It was such a fun party to throw! And the food...oh my!

  2. Adorable! I LOVE a classy theme at a party! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. We love classy parties too! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. What a gorgeous theme! I love everything about this shower. Thanks for sharing!

  5. wow there so many food. i loved roses and of course a lot of foods.
    Mickey Buarao