As I had mentioned, Julie is home from the little island where she lives and we held a Bebe Shower here at our home for both she and Yann…
This past week has been Yann’s first visit to Oregon, but more significantly, to this country! The shower was co-ed so we could make sure to have him experience this strange American tradition, but we tried to incorporate a little bit of France into the day with the menu and decor…
When I had heard that the idea of a baby shower would be a new tradition for Yann to experience (it is not a common tradition in France or anywhere in Europe for that matter), it got me thinking about how the tradition started and how it has changed over time. Originally, they began as a place for wisdom into the art of motherhood to be passed from other women to the mother-to-be. However, as times have changed and both the mother and father are more actively involved in raising a child, it has become more common for showers to combine both men and women. In my mind, the tradition is there simply to show support and love for the parents-to-be. We do hope this was conveyed in the day’s events.
So many people (family and friends alike) helped us set up for the big day! Thank you to each and every one of you!
We set both tables and chairs and picnic areas at the party for the warm summers day. I was so glad to see the areas being used.
Even the babies could tell it was time for celebration!
You can never go wrong by having a little St. Cupcake at a party…it’s not just the kids that love them!
In lieu of gifts, the parents-to-be asked for a favorite baby or children’s book to start a collection for their baby. Many guests were able to secure the books in both English and French.
Now is the exciting part….waiting to meet the little one that is going to be joining us all very soon!
But before then, next weekend, happens to be another shower for a different friend! So much life coming into this world! I’ll be back later to share some photos of an Alphabet Book we are putting together for that one! But, not until after the shower so as not to ruin the surprise!