This is the first baby shower we’ve shot since Charlotte & Mike’s baby shower back in 2008, and it just happens to be for Charlotte’s sister Jenn and her husband. :) They are having a baby girl (due in mid-May), so her theme was a nice pink and green.
(Side note: when people ask how we’re related, I say “Jenn is Chris’ cousin’s wife’s sister.” If you’re Filipino, you know the shortcut for this is “cousin.” ;))
I commissioned my friend Steph, who is an awesome baker, to make cake pops for the shower: baby heads with vanilla cake and colored pops with red velvet cake. The red velvet ones were GONE .
Jenn’s friends are also very talented bakers: one made batches of red velvet and pumpkin cupcakes, and another friend made a beautiful (and yummy!) red velvet cake.
The table of homemade sweets:
Aside from the massive amounts of savory Filipino foods and the cake table, there was also a fountain of chocolate! Adults and children alike loved this.
Fred’s thank you speech was pretty epic. After he thanked everyone for coming, he said, “I would also like to thank my mom for creating me…so I could create that!” and pointed to Jenn’s baby bump. The room erupted in laughter and cheers, haha!
Time to cut the cake!
I love this pic Chris got of little Makenzie eyeing the various sweets on the table :)
Afterwards, they opened presents for Baby B. Since Jenn and Fred live in Chicago, most people sent stuff to their home. Here is cousin Jake helping out:
Congrats, Jenn and Fred! I can’t wait to visit Chicago and meet Baby B! :)