It’s been a difficult year for us but God has been so good. As we excitedly learned we were having a baby, we found ourselves facing a lot of growing up and working through things we’d put off, garbage we didn’t want to deal with quite yet.
It honestly seems like just yesterday we were in high school, just hanging out with friends, dating, and looking forward to the next dance. How did we suddenly get here? When did we officially become adults and suddenly have a kid on the way that’s going to look to us for so much?
We’re realizing more and more the responsibility coming our way and we have SO much respect for parents, our parents in particular, but many others who God only knows how they juggle it all.
As we’re getting our hearts and home ready for our baby boy this August, we were so incredibly grateful that some dear friends and family members hosted a baby shower for us. Then, we got even more giddy as we got to work with some awesome vendors to create a baby shower themed so perfectly for us…
Introducing our Mary Poppins Jolly Holiday inspired baby shower.
Okay, why Mary Poppins Jolly Holiday?
Other than the obvious “we’re Disney fans” answer – I have a weird respect and love for penguins. For some people, it’s dogs, cats, frogs. I grew up loving penguins. They’re just noble creatures who actually have a whole romantic ritual where the guy penguin gives the girl penguin a special rock (sound familiar?), endure the harshest weather and situations, stay in lifelong monogamous relationships (well OK certain breeds), and endure the harshest impossible conditions to keep their family going. I respect them.
But we were going to have a summer baby shower so the dilemma was…how do you incorporate penguins in the summer?
David surprised me with a Mary Poppins blu-ray one night and we just started watching and SUDDENLY the Mary Poppins Jolly Holiday scene comes on when the penguin waiters rush in to be of service. We fell in love with that scene and thought it would be perfect for our baby’s themed shower.
WHEW no more talk – onto the details!
Thank you to Sherry and Mrs. Mawadj for hosting! Thank you to my sister for putting up with my many emails as I brainstormed and helped set up the decor. Thank you to our friends and family who blessed us with their presence (we’re so grateful to have you in our lives) …and of course BIG HUGS AND KISSES AND THANK YOUs to the awesome vendors who contributed their amazing talents for the shower. We love you all <3
stay tuned for more details
Way more details are to be published soon on the awesome Hostess with the Mostess editorial this September! …We’ll keep you posted as we excitedly wait…
for our baby, the gift of giving
Thank you all for the love and support!!! We’re so thankful for the gift of our baby boy coming soon! Would you help us teach our baby the gift of giving with Thirst Relief here?
- Photography, Coordination & Styling | D. Park Photography
- Floral Design, Boutonniere, Corsiage | Ooh La La Designs
- Specialty Mixed Lemonade Bar | Night Owl Productions
- Custom Mary Poppins Headpieces | Petit Plume Design
- Hair/Makeup Artist | Eugenia Chung
- Dessert Bar | Ditzie Cakes
- Custom Candy Apples | Kreative Kandi Apples
- Stationery | Typologie & Co
- Silhouette Artist | Jennifer West
- Photo Booth | Russell Purificacion
- Specialty Mixed Lemonade Bar Signage | The Janna Font
- Penguin Characters, Kites, and Welcome/Mary Poppins Quote Signage | DIY
- David’s Hat + Drexelle’s Parasol | Amazon.com
want to hear more?
Hear more about our baby Park coming soon! How God answered our prayer after 3 years of praying for a baby, our precious Christmas gift pregnancy announcement and our gender reveal (that David still can’t believe I got him to do). Check out more of our life behind the scenes here.