Oh So Sweet! {A Baby Shower}

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭139:13

The arrival of our granddaughter is becoming more real to us everyday…and Sunday afternoon was one of those days!  The sweetest and most beautiful baby shower was hosted by precious ladies that are all so dear to me!  They planned every detail with Allison in mind, and for it to be a time of celebration of the gift of life that He has entrusted to Seth and her!  The party began as we thanked God for his goodness and praised Him for our time together as friends and family.  Next came the food…oh my!   The menu was packed with Allie’s favorite sweets…and everything was so delicious!  The hostesses put together a headband station that the guests thoroughly enjoyed, as well as a candy buffet complete with Allison’s favorites as a take home treat!  Then after much laughter and fellowship, it was time to open all the gifts!  They were showered with so much…lots of pretty and frilly outfits along with the necessities that come with a baby girl!  And be sure to read the whole post so you will see our sweet surprise ending!

We are so very grateful that God, in his goodness, is knitting together a little life in Allison’s womb.  We look to Him as the Giver of all, and we know He is the one who holds it all together.  The day was perfect and “Oh So Sweet!”

(Photography by Tiffany Russell at www.tiffanyrussell.com)

I am so excited about becoming a grandmother!

The shower was held at The Woman’s Club, a beautiful and historic venue in our downtown area

So many guests came for the celebration!

Such a fun idea…a headband station!  Each guest designed a headband and tagged it with their name so that Seth and Allison would know who made it!

I think she has enough headbands to last her lifetime!



A stunning and southern table!

Strawberry and wedding cake cupcakes!


The cutest (and tastiest) cookies in the shape of bottles, bibs, and onesies!

Decadent Oreo truffles!

Mock champagne and rice krispy treat pops to celebrate the occasion!

A beautiful mother-to-be!

The diaper cake is “tu-tu” cute!

Allison and her mother, Linda

The “Oh So Sweet” shower invitation!
My daughter-in-love and chosen daughter…the sweetest of friendships!

Each guest took home a treat bag full of Allison’s favorite candy!  Some guests were spotted with more than one!


Starburst Jellybeans, Blow Pops, Reese’s Cups, M & M’s, and Sour Patch Kids!

Our gracious and lovely hostesses…they made this day absolutely beautiful!

Allison was overwhelmed with gifts!
Such a wonderful time watching her open everything and listen to everyone “ooh” and “ahh”!

Rather than bringing cards, guests were invited to bring books to help build our granddaughter’s library!  They could be brand new or have sentimental value!


As a surprise, the fathers were invited to join us for the prayer time at the end.  Seth, Butch, and Bill (Allison’s dad…seen a few pics down) hung out in the back room while Allison opened her gifts!  What a precious time…and a memory I will never forget!

Seth even joined in on the gift opening!

Looks like a good time was had…

…by all!

 From the moment I shared nursery inspiration to asking for your help with a grandmother name, you have all been more than kind with your comments and suggestions!  The nursery is almost finished (be on the look out), but I am still trying to decide my grandmother name!  This has been an exciting time in our lives and we thank you for sharing in this most joyous time with us!
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  1. Kim says:

    Your daughter-in-love is beautiful! Pregnant women don’t always feel they are beautiful, but they have a special glow. Thanks for sharing your happy occasion. Love the head-band garland idea! Looks like there were lots of fun things to put into that new room. I’m looking forward to seeing that new baby girl in there! Congratulations to you all!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Kim, the shower was a blessing in every way! We are most excited about our granddaughter’s soon arrival! I am sure there will be many pictures! Blessings, Pam

    • Everyday Living says:

      Liz, congratulations! I know that you are as excited as I am about being a grandmother! Do you know if girl or boy?

  2. Lynn says:

    Pam, what a beautiful baby shower, and mother to be! I love the headband idea as well, I will have to remember that one. Can’t wait to see pictures of the nursery, I know it will be beautiful.

    • Everyday Living says:

      Thanks so much, Lynn! I thought the headband idea was so cute and all the guests loved doing it! Nursery pictures will be coming soon, I hope!

  3. Lisa says:

    Congrats on the new grand baby! This shower is so beautiful and looks like you guys had so much fun! Blessings to you and your sweet family!

  4. dolores says:

    Muy hermosa y entrañable fiesta de familia y amigos. Les deseo toda la felicidad al recibir al nuevo miembro de la familia. Será una niña encantadora que dará un nuevo giro a vuestras vidas.

    Very beautiful and endearing family and friends party. I wish you all happiness to welcome the new family member. It will be a charming girl who will give a new twist to your life. Congratulations

    • Everyday Living says:

      Dolores, gracias por los deseos hermosos! Fue el momento más dulce de celebración! He disfrutado cada momento de un evento perfecto! Bendiciones, Pam

  5. A beautiful shower. So lovely, to see everyone and the happiness on your faces. The refreshments and decorations were delightful to view. Blessings to all. I know you can’t wait.

    • Everyday Living says:

      Bonnie, it was a perfect time of celebration…I do love our Southern traditions! I can hardly wait for her arrival! Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Everyday Living says:

      I thought the headband station was just the cutest idea! I hope our little granddaughter will wear them (lol)! Have a beautiful weekend!

  6. Patti Fralix says:

    It was amazing! Everything was beautiful and the food was delicious. What a wonderful time. Sweet Katy did a fabulous job with all of the details, and I was honored to be a part of it. Allison was so gracious, and beautiful, as always. The prayer time at the end with Seth, Butch, and Bill was such a special time.

    • Everyday Living says:

      Patti, such sweet remarks! Thank you for being a part and always making time to be with us in life’s important events! You are the best! Love you!

  7. What a “sweet” idea for a shower! It looks like your friends spent a lot of time and effort to throw the perfect shower for your precious granddaughter soon to arrive, Pam! I know you are over the moon with excitement, and will have a lot of support from your family and friends. I love it when showers include the men at some point, especially the Dads, they can feel so left out 🙂

    • Everyday Living says:

      Jenna, it truly was the sweetest shower! The hostesses outdid themselves…food, fellowship, and surprises! This soon-to-be grandmother is SO excited! Have a great weekend!

  8. Sharon says:

    Allison, this is the sweetest baby shower! It was such a blessing and peace seeing when God is involved there is Love! Congratulations on your new addition and I pray for a perfect delivery. Blessings ~

    • Everyday Living says:

      Thank you Sharon for your sweet words for Allison! We are so excited about the arrival of our granddaughter and Allison is going to be a fabulous mother!

  9. Congratulations on soon becoming a grandmother. The headband garland is too cute! Your post was truly a joy to read and I hope that you will continue adding your ray of sunshine every week on Thoughts of Home on Thursdays.

    • Everyday Living says:

      Chloe, thanks for the invite and I did link to your party! The shower was a joyous celebration! Blessings, Pam

  10. Carol Cook says:

    Well, I must admit to a bit of jealously about your new baby – I am yet to be a grandmother.

    What a adorable theme for the baby shower and that banner of headbands is absolutely precious.

    Enjoy every step as you wait for the big day!

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. Jann Olson says:

    Being a grandmother is the best! I have ten grands and they bring so much joy into my life. The shower is just delightful. Love the headband station idea. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. Grandchildren are such a blessing congratulations! Lavish is the word that comes to mind from looking at these pictures and I’m sure the guest were delighted. I love the idea of a headband station and bringing books instead of cards, very unique.

    • Everyday Living says:

      Danielle, wishing a safe delivery with your nephew today! Thanks for the party and have a joy-filled week!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Olivia, thanks so much for the party and for your kind comments! We anxiously await the arrival of our first grandchild! Blessings, Pam

  13. MM says:

    Such a lovely party for a precious lady… oh the excitement of the first grandchild, and how special this event is! The work that everyone went to was simply fabulous, and I loved the headband idea, so cute! Happy to be visiting you here from Roses of Inspiration 🙂

    • Everyday Living says:

      Thanks so much for the visit! The shower was wonderful and we are so excited about the soon arrival of our granddaughter!

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