Thursday, September 29, 2011

You're Invited to My Sister's Virtual Baby Shower!

My sister and her hubby are having a baby in less than 90 days 
and i am beyond excited for them.  
I always knew she would get pregnant around my wedding and she did! 
God is definitely amazing in his own time!

As much as i am excited about the baby...
i am beyond disappointed that i don't have any more vacation days 
to visit until early next year.  
Can you believe it??? 
Darn corporate America...
I used them all up for my thyroid surgery
Big sigh!  
She lives in London, England.  
Not only won't i be there for my new niece or nephew's birth 
(they are keeping the gender a surprise), 
i won't be able to attend her baby shower:-(

Therefore, i wondered what i could do.  
I saw on another blog, 
(now i cannot remember which blog) 
about throwing a virtual baby shower! 
So i said to Mr. Pancakes, "do you think i should throw my sister a virtual shower?" 
And of course he was supportive of my decision.  
"Go ahead babe! Give your sister the best baby shower ever...virtually."

So here i am throwing my sister a surprise virtual baby shower!

SURPRISE SIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
HAPPY BABY SHOWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is the invitation: (ONLY a sample, not her real info!)

The Location: Somewhere nice and cozy with books 
(my sister loves books and writing!)

The Decor: Simple, elegant and gender neutral!

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baby shower decorating ideas

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When she entered, she would receive some flowers courtesy 
of Mrs. Julius' DIY flowers (they are made with baby items--awesome right?!)

There would be lots of friends and family: (from the U.S, Canada, Italy and London)

After meeting and greeting,
we would settle into cheesy but thoughtful games...

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The Food and Drinks: I would totally use Raven's ideas from her sister's shower!


The Sweets: I loved Lauren's (from Lucky Layman) cake 
(which was also a reveal cake) so beautiful!

Other Sweets would include cupcakes:

The Gifts: would be many and plenty!

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These are awesome ...the monthly onesie!
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StrollerCombi Shuttle 33 Infant Car Seat - Kiwi

And of course our lovely guests wouldn't leave without getting a little something:
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The fun: We would of course, eat, laugh & dance to Bryan Adams 
and share our best wishes for the baby and the mom to be!
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And of course i would share that: I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH!
We've come a long way as little girls playing house 
and now we are married women 
and you are about to have a little one of your own.  
God continues to bless us individually and collectively and for this i am grateful.  
I am so glad you are my sister 
and i cannot wait for our little ones to play together 
and build the bond we've had over the years.  
We can go without speaking for weeks 
and when we are together, it feels like we were never apart.

And as you begin this amazing journey into motherhood, 
i wish you nothing but God's grace and blessings! 
 Although we live miles and miles, countries apart, 
i am here for you whenever you need me.  
I know you will be a fantastic mummy! 
The little one is definitely God's gift to our family. 
And i cannot wait to meet the little angel!

I hope you enjoyed your Surprise Virtual Baby Shower...
both Mr. Pancakes and i love you, the Mister and little angel to pieces!

And i am counting the days until i can be with you all!


Babydreams2011 said...

This is so funny that you posted this because we really did have a virtual shower for a good friend of mine that we all couldn't be at her shower! The girls that could go did and those of us that couldn't sent pics to the designated girl and she made a cool picture board for her and we all mailed the gifts to a girl that was going and she gave them all to her and we logged in to a chat room and she was SO surprised! It was really cool! You should have someone set you up to skype in during the shower! Aww, your such a sweet sister!

Cam - Bibs & Baubles said...

I love the baby shower. You have some great ideas. If I have another baby... feel free to throw the shower. How sweet. I'm sure your sister will love it. The last picture is wonderful!

Sunshine Blossoms said...

This is so sweet! I'm sure it's very hard not to be able to see your sister during this exciting time in her life. But what a thoughtful thing to do for her!

ASingleMothersJourney said...

This was fun but such a tease! I can't eat all the sweets lol. These are great ideas. Sorry you're going to miss it. You should ask her to skype you in if that's possible.

Alicia@ Mommy Delicious said...

I think that is such a FANTASTIC idea! I've never heard of a virtual baby shower, but why not? We do everything else online anyway! I would be so disappointed if I couldn't get to visit until early next year as well, but all is not lost. Behold the virtual baby shower... sweet!

Mary and Dyer said...

awww love all of these pictures!! So beautiful! Makes me want to gear up for baby #3 :). Thanks for sharing!! xox

Come Visit Soon!

TiAnna Mae said...

I'm sorry you won't be able to attend your sister's baby shower and see your new little neice or nephew. Definitely have her to skype you in for EVERYTHING. This was a cute idea!!!

Heather said...

I'm so sorry you can't be with her, but this is such a great collection of virtual inspiration!

Sam {} said...

what a precious idea. this sounds like the best baby shower ever!!! congrats to her.

Lauren said...

so sweet...but so sad you can't be with her for this big adventure!

Love that you LOVED my cake...we loved it too!

toi said...

This is so cute and heart warming. So sweet to throw this virtual baby shower. How thoughtful :)!

Speechless for the great ideas you have there and the love you show through all that.

Monique said...

what a great idea, sweet collection of baby items.

Anonymous said...

I love this baby shower.
So sad that you're not going to be able to visit until next year :( There should be special rules when you have a sibling that lives WAYYYYYYYYY over there!!!

Nellie said...

Aw! This made me smile so much!! And somehow made me want to shop all at the same time!! Glad to have been invited, this was an awesome post. Enjoy being an auntie!!!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Thanks ladies for your lovely comments...the skype idea is awesome!

@Amber...i know, they should make special privileges right?

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

I think you have thrown virtually the biggest, best, most awesome baby-shower EVER! Love it!!!
Congrats to your sister! Sorry you can't be there in person!
I have to tell you, we really love your blog! I read it to Rod every night (and I only read him the REALLY good ones) and we both enjoy it so much! Thanks for keeping us entertained!


What a great and sweet idea! Love your party! So exciting for your sister. Wishing you all much love & happiness :)

Deidre said...

Love the idea of a virtual shower! Brilliant.

Also love the monthly onsie collection.

Bravoe Runway said...

Congratulations! To you and your sister, I am so happy for you two! So sorry to hear you can't go to London for the baby shower, but this was really nice and a great idea!

Dani @ OK, Dani said...

OMG I love this shower!!!
Super duper cute :)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea and it really does show a lot of thought, which is what counts the most.

Sarah @ ExPat Bride said...

Such a brilliant idea! Will have to steal this from you. By the way, you throw a kick ass shower. Thanks for the invite :)

Congrats to the happy couple and their growing family!!

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

How sweet! I wish I could have attended. She's one of my favorite bloggers and she's going to be such an awesome mommy. You are such a good sister. I didn't even know that you at Toi were sisters. Small world.