Backyard Baby-Q : {A Chic Couples Shower}

IMG_2129This past weekend my friend Heather threw a backyard Baby-Q couples shower for our good friends Karla & Jason Reed. Karla (who is an instagram fashion icon…be sure to follow her, @karlareed) has a very classic look and style which Heather wanted to reflect in the simple shower design. When you think colors for Karla you think primary colors…especially navy blue. But Karla is having a girl so Heather decided to incorporate fuchsia, flamingos and touches of gold….it turned out so fun! It was a great evening of good food, good convos with friends, and celebrating baby Charlotte! I can’t wait to meet this girl!

The Food : {Straying away from traditional barbecued hot dogs and burgers, the food was unique, delish, and homemade but simple to put together!}

  • Pulled Pork & Pulled Chicken Sandwiches (Served on Hawaiian Rolls)
  • Cole Slaw
  • Mac n’ Cheese
  • Watermelon Goat Cheese Salad (Recipe coming Thursday)
  • Cornbread (Both traditional and JalapeƱo served with cilantro lime butter)
  • Baked Beans (Topped with bacon strips)

IMG_1720IMG_1706IMG_1698IMG_1678IMG_1672 IMG_1670IMG_1726 IMG_1728We put dem boys to work. IMG_1736Apps: Deviled Eggs & Peach, basil, and mozzarella bites with balsamic glazeIMG_1738 IMG_1712Beverages: Mojitos (Jason’s Favorite), Melon No-Jito’s (A fresh honeydew melon non-alcoholic Mojito) & BYOB (There was a great variety of brews).

IMG_1754Loved Karla’s gold tipped nails, gold bow ring, and gold dress! Get it girl!IMG_1753Heather (the shower genius) with Karla.IMG_1783 IMG_1787IMG_1803 IMG_1817IMG_1807IMG_1846NBD Jason kills spiders….with a golf club.
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IMG_1733Love the gorg SoCal sunset!
IMG_1935IMG_1929Yeah…this happened. IMG_1955 IMG_1960 IMG_1917IMG_1995Gotta love it when good friends do the dishes mid-party for you! IMG_2043#teamjohnstonIMG_2074Karla & IIMG_2001IMG_2034Dessert: Ice Cream Sundae Bar & Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

IMG_2058IMG_2083IMG_1690Party Favor: Homemade Vanilla Peach Jam (Recipe Coming Tomorrow)IMG_2098Let’s end with a salute shall we? Salute to the great evening we had all together! (For the record we had a serious discussion on how to properly salute…pretty much a professional saluter now)

9 thoughts on “Backyard Baby-Q : {A Chic Couples Shower}

  1. Hey sweetie, such a lovely party …. whoops, some more new parents. This is exciting. Care, you and your friends know how to do it “up right”…HUGS APLENTY, Gram

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