This year I realized my birthday comes in the midst of a baby wave! Most of my best friends have either given birth in the last four months or will give birth in the next four months. I also realized that none of them had baby showers. They were either too busy, overwhelmed, or were on their fourth or fifth child (@vanderkimberly, I’m talking about you). So I decided that my birthday would be the perfect opportunity to bring everyone together for a joint surprise Mommy shower, where the focus would be celebrating this incredible group of women and showing these mamas some love.
Since I know these ladies have all the baby gear they could possibly need, I wanted the shower to be about nurturing them because Mama’s deserve to be cared for too! I invited everyone to join me at my favorite new lunch spot, The Cafe on Melrose Place @mansurgavriel, under the premise of it being my birthday party. I surprised them all with wellness themed gift bags featuring some of my favorite self-care goodies which included gift cards to @Glamsquad, @shapehouse and some of my favorite beauty products from @katesomervilleskincare , @livinglibations @moonjuice . I also selected a piece of clothing from my collection for each guest. On top of that, my friends at @Glamsquad were kind enough to provide hair and make-up to everyone the morning of the party, so they all got to start their day with a little pampering.
While we nibbled on carrot and fennel salad, avocado toast, gluten-free pasta, and roasted kabocha squash, we were also treated to Tarot Card readings from Anna Aruni. The party was a huge success. Not only was everyone completely surprised, but we ended up sharing an incredible feeling of sisterhood in each other’s company.