On Saturday, January 21, 2017 we had Baby Lovebird’s party with our friends & family! Beau and I love love love having parties where we can bring everyone together in cool spaces around Buffalo. We held our engagement party at The Lodge, our bridal shower in the Greenhouse Room at the Hotel Lafayette, our wedding vows in the Crystal Ballroom at the Hotel, and the wedding fiesta at Larkin Square with food trucks. This time, we decided to have our baby shower as a Jack & Jill party at Iron Works!
What is a Jack & Jill Shower?
Also called a Couples Shower, Jack & Jill’s are open to guys, gals, and- if you want- kids & babies. It takes two to tango and the guys are a big factor in makin’ babies a real thing! Having been to couple of these parties in previous years, we knew a long time ago we wanted one. What better way to have friends & family together in one spot to celebrate?
Picking the spot
You guys know we are big Buffalo supporters! No surprise there. So when it came to thinking of places that would be different, fun, and comfortable for all- Beau immediately said ‘Iron Works’. It is big, we had the place to ourselves, and it’s an awesome music venue. My good friend, the General Manager Josh Holtzman, was great to work with and he introduced me to Lagerhaus 95‘s new head honcho taking care of the catering for Iron Works.
Why not? We thought it would be nice for people to go off and do what they want the rest of Saturday evening and still have all of Sunday to relax and do what they want! We even created a mini-website for our guests to read up on things to do in Buffalo after the shower!
Inside the party
Lagerhaus 95 did the spread and it was so so good! We chose beef on weck, bbq and medium wings, pasta, salad, hummus and pita, and veggie wraps. It was good to see people going up for seconds and thirds!
We had Paula’s Donuts for dessert and caught people taking a bunch home with them after! We tiered and trayed the donuts so people could help themselves. So. Damn. Good.
Hot pink, cobalt blue, deep orange, sun yellow, and a bright teal color scheme filled the room and a candy bar for the kids lined one section for an immediate sugar rush.
A hot cocoa bar with all sorts of toppings was set up for guests. But who knew it was going to be 62 degrees out?! We had traditional treats plus andes mints, mexican chili powder, caramel drizzle, and sea salt.
Our good friend brought in a booty duty activity where guests wrote messages on the back of diapers for us to read for a laugh at 3am!
As a musician and Ethnomusicologist, music runs through my blood and soul nonstop. I whipped up a music playlist- all relating to the words ‘baby’ or ‘girl’- and we had ‘Big Daddy’ playing up on the big screen in the background.