On Saturday 17 ladies gathered together to shower our friend Laura. It truly was the most perfect day. Baby boy James Ryland is going to be here next month just a few days after Valentine's Day and everyone is beyond excited!
When a group of us began planning Laura's shower a few months ago we really wanted to celebrate the mama-to-be in a fun way. So instead of gathering at someone's house for an afternoon of appetizers, cake and presents, we tried to think outside the box and came up with the best idea ever - a pedicure party followed by a delicious lunch.
The celebrations began at Cachet Nail Boutique, a fabulous nail salon that could accommodate 17 of us for pedicures. The ambiance, pedicure menu and service made this salon the perfect place for a pedicure party. As the girls arrived we served mimosas and mingled a bit.
I think the biggest surprise in the pedicure experience here was how long and thorough the service was. The nail techs spent an hour on our pedicures which was such a nice treat. From the menu, I selected the "colada pedicure" which included a "buttery coconut and citrus extracts scrub with creamy soufflé coconut mask and scented massage oil." Um, it was every bit of heavenly as you would think!
A few of the ladies with the cutest mama ever!
After a morning of pampering we lunched at RuRu's Tacos & Tequila, a really fun and delicious restaurant. We selected RuRu's because Laura loooooves Mexican! This place serves fancier, lighter tacos too so we thought it would be perfect for a group of girls. And it was.
We enjoyed pitchers of mimosas, margaritas, queso and guacamole before picking out tacos from a crazy good menu.
Mama-to-be & Grandma-to-be
After our yummy taco lunch we passed out cupcakes and presents to everyone. Instead of having all the girls circle the mama and watch her open 17 gifts we randomly passed a gift out to each person and took turns opening them. This made gift opening go so much quicker and was actually a lot of fun too.
For the party favors we had the cutest cookies made.
I stole this picture from Laura.
All the ladies who showered our sweet mama!
And the hostesses with mama!