Monday, March 03, 2008

Jona & Abigail's Celebration

This weekend we threw a baby shower for my sister Jona. Her baby girl is due on April 3 (tentatively named Abigail). It was so nice to see family and friends and Jona got a boatload of great baby stuff! We had the shower at a little coffee shop in Norwalk called Sheri’s, where they have a beautiful party room.

We wanted Jona to have a really nice shower…and we figured this will be the last party like this for our family so we went all out! Not to mention, I have really been thinking and praying about starting an event planning business, so I was hoping to get some great pic’s for a potential portfolio. The pictures didn’t turn out wonderful, but the party did!

I have also started to develop some party “theories.” Whether we are talking about a wedding or shower or birthday, the event may be to celebrate the person or couple, but it certainly is NOT all about the person of honor! It should perhaps reflect them, but the party or celebration should revolve around the guests attending.
Besides, if I, as a guest, took time out of my schedule to come to your event, and even spent money on a gift, the least you could do is serve good food, and maybe even give me a little gift to thank me for coming! And all of the guests who ever attended weddings with terrible food and inconsiderate hosts said “amen.”

But back to the baby shower: the party ended well with a really good time of prayer for Abigail and Jona. Thanks everyone who came and congratulations Jona!


drowninginblessing said...

What an adorable cake! But you didn't post any pictures of the belly. What's a baby shower without the belly? Congratulations to you Jona. And to Aunt Danielle! RM

January said...

Hey Danielle, we should have lunch sometime and talk about the event business. If you decide you want to go for it, I'd love to help any way I can. Our first year has been insane but I've learned so much in such a short time. I could help you out with your portfolio too, if you'd like.

Anonymous said...

Everyone at school thought the shower was absolutely beautiful...a wonderful tribute to your sister. I think Jona enjoyed it and all the guests. We talked with Aunt Terry and she had it written down for this coming weekend. We missed her (in case she's reading this!) Thanks for all your hard work, Nellie. It was delightful. Mom/Oma

Jona said...

The shower was absolutely wonderful and I know that everyone I talked to had a great time. Everything looked beautiful and elegant. I loved it all and appreciate all of the work you put into it. I have never been to such a nice shower. The favors were great!! Again thanks for everything, I am sure Abigail really appreciated it too!!