Mom and Kara were sneaking around a couple of months ago... going on secret shopping trips for my shower... not for the gifts but for theme related goods. It didn't take too long to spoil what they wanted to be a surprise and get me in on all the fun buying going on. The girls planned the most darling and beautiful dream-come-true of a shower for me. A real tea party with all one of a kind antique tea cups and pots. By the end of the collecting of goods we had hit up every antique store within 100 miles of our house and, thanks to a quick trip to Utah during all the shenanigans, the Salt Lake area. The best part of this all is that as soon as Dad got on board with this... he did most of the finding.
These picture really don't do the set up justice.
This was our littlest attendee.. Isabel Quigley.
Vanessa in her best!
Kara couldn't get her hands on that food fast enough.
The mother of all living.
Some people didn't take the invitation seriously when we said "no hats, no service"
Emily and Kara gave out prizes for Best Hat, Best Dressed and Most Casual. Mrs best dressed is in the pink on the left.... Eva was a dream in her 80's Prom dress.
We got tons of gifts.... I wish I had a full belly shot for you folks.
The place was cleaned up by the time we were done opening presents... although Dad's helper was a little grumpy. He's still so cute with such a face on him.It was so fun to do the shopping for the tea sets, the food was out of this world... and of course the dress up part. It was a success... a full house.