Being Brickner : Our Baby-Que

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Our Baby-Que

I am so excited to share pictures from our baby-que we had over the weekend, it was such a special day celebrating our little lady with family & friends!!  My mom insisted that she host a shower for us a few months back, & to be honest, I was totally against the idea since we are having another girl (and have way too much already).  Yet we settled on the idea of a celebration, & I'm so happy we did, I want this baby girl to know that we are every bit as overjoyed for her arrival and did lots of celebrating for her, too. :)

My mom & sister did the most amazing job planning the party, they completely rocked the baby-que theme & picked the cutest color palette to make it come to life!  There was so much delicious food, the centerpiece was a hot dog bar with tons of toppings and then lots of seasonal sides, a corn bread mix, macaroni & cheese, and pasta salad.


There was a table for appetizers that turned into sweets later, & for drinks, we had spring sangria (or the non-preggers people did) and lemonade.  We didn't do any traditional baby games since it was coed & families, but my mom found the cutest idea to make an "ABC" book for our baby girl (similar here).  Each person filled out one sheet by coloring a word for their letter & signing their name, we had so much fun reading them after the party & I know we will love going through it with her one day, too.  There were also celebrity baby name sheets & ones to guess the weight & date of the baby, along with what she will look like.  Again, so much fun to read & to keep in baby girl's baby book. :)

The favors were my favorite, little barbecue bottles with labels in the colors of the party!



Waverly had way too much fun, she was totally in her element & I am convinced she is a socialite.  I spent half the day trying to find her and then once I did, she was talking someone's ear off, running around with the biggest smile on her face, or "taking care" of the little ones who were there & who are a little bit younger than her (girl is going to be such a good big sister).


I am so thankful to my mom, sister, mother-in-law, & sister-in-laws for all the time that they put into making this day so special for us.  I will forever be grateful to have the memories to look back on, as our last days as a family of three, waiting for our newest addition, who is already so very loved!  Also, a big thank you to our family & friends who always support us & who share in our excitement!  We feel fortunate that our girls have so many people who adore them just as much as we do.

PS - Thanks for the comments on Waverly's dress on Instagram, it's one of my favorite dresses of hers!  My mom got it forever ago for us, on Etsy, but we can't find the shop.  Lacey Lane has lots of dresses that have fun backs just like this one. :)  My dress is maternity from Asos, it's one of the ones I wore in my maternity pictures & I adore it.  It is one of the few actual maternity pieces that I bought & I am so glad I did, I am definitely planning to hang on to it for any future Brickner babe pregnancies. ;)

32 comments:

  1. What a fun party! I like the idea of celebrating without having a typical shower when you are having the same gender. Your mom and sister really did do a great job!!

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  2. Adorable! I love it all. That was so sweet of them!

    And I LOVE Waverly's Dress!

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  3. So stinking adorable!! Looks like a perfect little celebration

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  4. How beyond perfect! What a celebration for baby girl!

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  5. OH goodness, this looks like the most fun Baby-Q ever! What a darling concept! I love all the lil pieces and the decor is fabulous. Waverly and you look adorable, as always.

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  6. FUTURE babies??? Oh, keep going!! What a fun celebration! Your mom and sister did an amazing job; I love every single detail!! I cannot wait to see this sweet girl and learn her name!! :) xo

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  7. So sweet! Every little detail is perfection:) Loving that your family went all out for baby #2 - after all, this sweet bebe deserves to be celebrated too! You look beautiful Mama, and I adore that you and Waverly are rocking (semi) matching gold sandals.

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  8. This is the absolute cutest idea for a shower! Everything looks perfect and delicious! I love the letter decorating idea

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  9. I love everything about this! Especially Waverly's dress and your hair! :)

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  10. What a perfect, PERFECT celebration! I'm still laughing over the reminder to keep the letter pages appropriate, ha ha!

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  11. SO much cuteness!!! This is a super cute idea and they executed it beautifully!

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  12. What a fun day! It looks like it was a blast!

    'Tis Our Life Blog

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  13. Oh how fun!!! I love the ABC (appropriate) letter idea!!

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  14. What a cute party! Love all the details!

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  15. Oh my gosh, what a fun theme! They did such a good job! All of the parties you go to/host always look so fun/amazing! So excited to see baby boy and for the name!

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  16. Oh this is so sweet! I love a great party and just finished my posts on Lawter's 1st birthday so am in total party appreciation mode! So cute- looks like a great time and you look wonderful!

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  17. So fun! It looks like it was the perfect way to celebrate baby girl! I'm glad you all had a fun time with friends and family :)

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  18. I love love love everything about this! I just texted my friend the link to try to convince her to have her own. Your family put together such a fun shower and I love all the little details! Such a cute theme too. I love the ABCs and the sweet little reminder to be appropriate :)

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  19. All the details are just so perfect. Love it all!!

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  20. How adorable. Everything turned out perfect

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  21. Ashley, you are looking so amazing! The picture of you and Waverly together is my favorite. :) And how adorable was this theme?! So sweet! Time sure is passing quickly. :) I'm sure you and your family are so excited!

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  22. What an adorable celebration theme! Love it! You and my sister are really on the same baby bump/due date track. We also just had her sprinkle shower last weekend. So nice to be able to get together and celebrate. Who said 2nd children shouldn't get all the fanfare welcome as well? LOVE both of your dresses!

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

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  23. Where did your mom get the cute barbecue bottles??

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    1. They were made by a shop on Etsy. I'm not sure of the name but I'm pretty sure you can search baby-que labels and they will come up! :)

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  24. This is the cutest party!! Your mom and sister did such a good job :)

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  25. You look AMAZING! I am in love with that dress! I think baby-ques are so adorable. We are going to do a sip and see after baby is here :) I loved the baby-que bottles and the silverware holders. Waverly's dress is so precious! Super cute, they did a great job :)

    Aspen Kelty Marie

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  26. Wow, your mom & sister just nailed it! And I love the need to tell people to keep the letters appropriate! My family & friends would need to be told the same thing!

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  27. I WILL FLY OUT FOR A HOT DOG BAR!

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  28. LOVE all the details! And now I want a hot dog! hahaha

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  29. What an amazing shower!!! I love all the little touches! Waverly looks so precious in all her pics. I can't imagine how excited she must be!

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  30. What an adorable shower! Your mom did a fabulous job! Xo, Stephanie

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