Last weekend, I was invited to the always chic Rachel Hollis’ grown up, co-ed baby shower. Yes, husbands and boyfriends allowed! I’m not one of those friends who poo poos celebrating milestone events. I even love to buy presents! But, (if I’m being honest), once you arrive at said celebratory event, you realize that it’s really not that much fun to mingle with people you don’t know, while watching your friend ohh and ahh over a million gifts. Which is why I’m big on a two hour time window for showers. I also used to think that it was tacky to not open presents in front of your guests—after all, you spent time and money and want the satisfaction of seeing her gasp in excitementt! But, then I came to Rachel’s and that preconceived notion went out the window. Not that I’m shocked. Rachel is a fabulous event planner after all, so leave it to her to get it right!
Upon arrival, we were encouraged to dive into the mimosas! This was a shower brunch after all.
Soon after, we made our way through the brunch bar catered by The Spot—Chicken & Waffles, Monte Cristos, Bread Pudding—it was all phenomenal and no waiting around until everyone arrived or until everyone was seated.
We picked a cozy spot at an outdoor table and enjoyed the glorious sunshine. No awkward chatting, no games. Just a drop by for some champagne, amazing food and well wishes. We were even allowed (if not politely encouraged) to get back to our weekend before it was time to open presents!
On the way out we were handed darling little favors made up of buckets with fruit from their yard (jealous) and tags that cleverly stated “Thanks for squeezing us in.” I”m available anytime. How about next weekend?