{Tapas Shower}

I recently hosted a baby shower for my dear friend Michele (yes, the same fabulous Michele who designed this blog). She is expecting Baby #2 in a week (if not earlier).

Our Mommy-Baby group moms got together and we decided to go a bit non-traditional and have a Spanish tapas party!

Guests each brought a couple of different tapas dishes, and our friend Masha (the magical cake maker) made a fantastic tiramisu cake with a marzipan figure of a pregnant lady on top! Hilarious! (My favourite part was the painted fingernails!)

To decorate, I made some paper flowers, which were super easy but look quite fancy. As favours, I made everyone a hair accessory (either a hairband or elastic) decorated with flowers, to fit our Spanish tapas theme. Guests were invited to dress the part.

And as a surprise for everyone, I arranged for a flamenco dancer to come give us a demonstration and then teach us a few moves - so fun! (Unfortunately, Michele isn't in any condition to dance herself, but we put on quite a show for her!)

Not quite the 'usual' baby shower, but it was loads of fun and a unique way to celebrate an amazing woman!

{Pictures by Maribeth}


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