I was a very lucky girl to be thrown a baby shower by my lovely friends a couple of weekends ago. We visited a lovely place in Ipswich, Suffolk called Arlingtons. A lovely venue, really stunning and vintage inside with a huge staircase that takes you back to ‘Mr Darcy’ times! Once at the top, we had our own private room and it was filled with my friends and happy smiling faces. After the week i’d had, I needed some happy people to see!
I walked in to a pink mirage of beauty – lovely pink balloons, pink gifts and of course pink flowers. It really looked stunning and made me well up I was so touched everyone had put in so much effort just for me and my bump. The whole table and room looked stunning. Vintage style tea-cups, saucers, vases and jugs and just my ideal place to be spending a Saturday afternoon. My chosen godmothers were also there (looking fantastic in pink) and so was my mummy, my mother in law and my closest friends.
Arlington’s really did make the afternoon special, bringing out pots of hot tea, jugs of cool water and lots of stunning cakes and sandwiches all on beautiful vintage cake stands. The presents sat in the corner (lots of them!) and I was lucky to get 3 Nappy Cakes as well as a baby swing, goodies for baby and me as well as the most beautiful clothes.
entertainment for the afternoon – Shooting Stars Video and Photography! My whole day was captured by the lovely Jennifer who turned the very classical affair into a more fun (but still classical) event! My video from everyone was so funny (and true!) and I watched it and just smiled (before crying) when I got home. I still can’t believe I am going to be a mummy again and still a bit shocked by it all. I was also blessed with a stunning cake and cupcakes set from the amazing Krumblies – just beautiful in artwork, taste and execution.