This past Saturday, my friend Girlie and I hosted a baby shower for our friends Trish and Rol in my home. They’re expecting their first baby into the world on April 11 (which is really anyday now). Trish is the first of the five locas to become a mom!
We had tons of food and had about 25+ guests. We had a Filipino-Latino food theme going. Our featured dishes were: pancit, lumpia, chuletas (pork chops), maduros (fried sweet plantains), seafood paella, chicken and shrimp fajitas, and Filipino-style spaghetti. We also had leche flan, mini egg custards, sans rival, and delicious treats from Viniero’ Bakeshop for dessert. Needless to say, there were a lot of leftovers at the end of the night (but the desserts were all gone!). I thought the party was a success! A lot of Trish & Rol's family and friends were able to make it from Virginia. We also had some friends over whom we haven't seen in a while. And it wasn't an all-ladies baby shower.
I thought the best part of the day was the opening of the presents! I luurve presents, so it was kind of like getting presents vicariously through Trish & Rol. Well, not really. Obviously the presents were for the little bebe, but it was fun to watch them open it all. It certainly made me want to have my own shower (for the gift factor alone)! But when I have my own baby shower, I will register for gifts for moi! (And a few for the baby, I guess =P) My registry will include a facial from Bliss; a box of chocolate cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery; gift certificates for Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Guitar Center; and gift cards from Target (for the baby, of course!). I love that store! But I digress... So the party started at 2 pm promptly and went well into 8 pm (when the last guests left). Trish and Rol left with bags and bags of the cutest presents.
Towards the end of the night, we of course played a game of Texas Hold ‘Em. Girlie won the $40 dollar pot. Lucky! I was out by the 8th hand. There's nothing like a round of Texas Hold 'Em during a baby shower! =)
Best wishes to the soon-to-be parents!
Another Fiesta Picture
The Five Locas Reunited Again! Ole!