A Pedicure Party Baby Shower!

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.

The salon was so beautiful. I thought I’d miss the standard massage chair but I actually preferred the oversized fluffy pillow instead!

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!




  1. Ash
    January 11, 2016 / 12:34 pm

    What a perfect baby shower idea! I loved pedicures when I was pregnant! HashtagMomBlog

  2. Paige
    January 11, 2016 / 12:43 pm

    love this!! What a fun shower!

  3. Sara Elizabeth
    January 11, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    Such great ideas!!! I've got two baby showers I'm helping plan right now… and hopefully a third!! Who doesn't love a pedicure?! Love the gift opening idea too!

  4. Erin Barnes
    January 11, 2016 / 1:18 pm

    Thanks for the nail salon suggestion. My girlfriend moved to Charlotte not long ago and now we have a spot to go when I come visit!Cute shower too!!

  5. Laura Wyatt
    January 11, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    THE BEST DAY EVER!!! I'm starting the week on such a high note! I can't thank you enough for a perfect, perfect shower! Love you so much!!! xoxoxoox

  6. Jillian
    January 11, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    this is such a fun party idea! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  7. Samantha @ Cotten Tales
    January 11, 2016 / 1:56 pm

    This is such a fun idea! I may have to steal if for a "sprinkle" soon! 🙂

  8. Penny Struebig
    January 11, 2016 / 3:19 pm

    Love, love, love this idea! Are you standing on your tippy toes in that last picture?!? lol

  9. Leslie
    January 11, 2016 / 3:25 pm

    What an amazing shower! It looks like such a fun and relaxing time. I also adore those stork cookies!

  10. Cassie
    January 11, 2016 / 5:47 pm

    Those tacos look delicious!

  11. Laura
    January 11, 2016 / 6:50 pm

    How fun! Awesome "out-of-the-box" idea, too!

  12. Jo
    January 11, 2016 / 7:55 pm

    oh this looks like so much fun! Great idea and what a sweet way to spoil your friend! She looks wonderful, and yall look like such a fun group of girls!

  13. TheDanburgBlog
    January 11, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    Love the cookies! Can you let me know where you ordered them… they would be perfect for a shower I'm planning.

  14. Nat
    January 12, 2016 / 12:46 am

    What a fun idea for a baby shower!

  15. Jenuine Happiness
    January 12, 2016 / 1:49 am

    I love this idea of a baby shower! It is the perfect combination of pampering and celebrating. I'm planning my sister's shower right now for my little niece (eek). My sister threw me the most beautiful shower for my little guy, so I want to make hers EXTRA special. I love seeing the different ideas/details. Glad you guys had so much fun 😉

  16. Evelina
    January 12, 2016 / 3:51 am

    I love this so much! Sounds like the PERFECT afternoon!

  17. Meredith Hoskins
    January 12, 2016 / 5:49 pm

    Just curious…how did hostesses contribute? I would love to do this for a shower but wondering if guests were expected to pay for their mani/pedi and meal? I would not be sure as to how to get that message across without sounding tacky. I was a guest at a shower that was at a restaurant last year and I expected to pay for my meal and some for the guest of honor. What I didn't expect was that the total bill was divided between all guests so being pregnant and not drinking, I had to pay for everyone else's alcohol (and some girls put back quite a few). I was appalled but didn't know the hostesses and only knew the guest of honor so I didn't speak up. Any suggestions on how you all divided up expenses would be helpful. It can get tricky sometimes. Thanks!

    • Carolina Charm
      January 13, 2016 / 1:29 am

      Hi Meredith! Email me (Christina.marcellino@gmail.com) and I'll give you all the details on how we pulled it off affordably! 🙂

  18. Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey
    January 13, 2016 / 11:49 pm

    I LOVE this idea!!

  19. Sonia Brown
    January 15, 2016 / 4:02 am

    This looks like so much fun

  20. Alexandra Bee Blog
    January 24, 2016 / 6:22 pm

    Laura is definitely a deserving recipient of such a fun shower! I love this laid back twist for a baby shower…no games, just fun and girl time!

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