There's no sweeter celebration of friendship than a baby shower. Whether the guest of honor is expecting her first, second, or even third child, a shower is a wonderful way for friends to express their joy before the baby is born. Recently, the women of Big Production, a New York City-based publicity firm, gathered for a luncheon in honor of their company's expectant co-founder, Cindy Krupp.
The goal of Cindy's colleagues and friends: to create an atmosphere both casual and festive. Cindy's sister Debra, the mother of 4-year-old twins, offered a simple bit of advice over lunch: "Get plenty of sleep while you still can!"
As a keepsake for the baby, each guest brought a copy of her favorite children's book, and the group jointly presented a crib quilt with messages written on top. "I can't decide whether to use it or frame it," said a delighted Cindy, who later noted, "This is such a special afternoon. I feel blessed to have so many wonderful friends."A Kid-Friendly Menu
- Spicy Party Nibbles
- Pick-Up-Stick Fish Strips
- Creamy Mac & Cheese
- Baby Broccoli and Cauliflower
- Tropical Mint Tea
- Alphabet Block Cakes
- Yogurt Parfait Sundaes