Sunday, August 30, 2009

Cuban Themed Couples Baby Shower

This weekend I had the pleasure of hostessing a Cuban Themed Couples Baby Shower for our dear friends, the Yopps. Of course, you're probably asking, "what is a Cuban themed couples baby shower and what happens at one?"

I am happy to share all the details with you, but first I want to give the credit to my fellow hostesses who came up with the theme, Linsay and Lindsey. This theme and the things we did with it was totally their brain child. I just followed suit and it worked out really well.

In an effort to keep the baby's daddy and his guy friends involved, we tailored this baby shower to both guys and girl and worked to make sure all parties involved would enjoy themselves. We wanted to create an atmosphere of a social gathering and get together, rather than a stuffy baby shower. First, we had Cuban themed food: pork tenderloin, beans & rice, Cuban sandwiches, rum cake, pineapples & papayas, chips & mango salsa, and pineapple casserole. Then we attempted to supply Cuban themed beverages: Corona with lime, Bud Light with lime, and Mojito's. And last but not least, we supplied cigars for the men folk. Although they were not Cuban cigars (imagine that), the men seemed to enjoy every puff.


The weather was perfect and we enjoyed the awesome temperature outdoors. While the majority of men smoked their cigars and chatted about fantasy football, the women joined around the baby's momma to watch her open presents as we eww'ed and aww'ed at each generous gifts.




It was a great event! The hostesses succeeded in our mission: showering the Yopp's with love, keeping the men folk involved, providing yummy food and beverages, and hanging out with some good peeps. It was probably one of my favorite showers ever and I was blessed and happy to be a part of it.


9 comments:

Jeff Brannon said...

Wait...I was tricked into going to a couple's shower??? What the heck!!!

Mrs. B said...

Unique, unique!

BMS said...

LOVE that theme! Makes me hungry!

Frank Yopp said...

Possibly the best baby shower to ever be thrown! Well done ladies! We have the best friends ever and that is even including Jeff Brannon.

Lindsey Fiveash said...

love all the pics! thanks heather for being the photographer of the night and thank YOU jeff for serving up the beverages! mr. mojito!

Sharaze said...

Hey, there! Definitely a great shower. Thanks for having us in your home!

Mrs. McGoo said...

Sharaze, I was so happy you and Mike could join us all. The house was actually Linsay's (in the coral colored dress). Hope to visit with you guys very soon.

Sharaze said...

Ah, duh. I knew that. :) Blame it on lack of sleep.

Roger said...

yes it is unique idea. great pics. alas i was not there. i wish i was there. but one thing you completely missed was the cuban cigars. nothing named cuban is complete without them...