Baby Shower

This week had been an avalanche of deadlines. One after the other, as though foreseen, I'm pleased that the baby shower took place a few weeks ago when I was more up and able. Dear friends, Shela and Joy whose baby showers were featured here, threw me a heartwarming party. Here are the photos..

One Friday afternoon at 3PM, after all the decorations are set, I was excited and happy to witness the combined efforts of all of our friends and my creative uncle pulled together. With Shela's event planning creativity and expertise, Joy's handiwork, Lito's photography skills, Wrap and May's culinary prowess, we were able to pull off a DIY party.

E-vite created by Shela / Party Favors : Custom Teddy Bear Cookie and TWG Tea
To Dubaians, there are limited services for baby shower gift registry in the UAE.  Good news, major branches of Mothercare offer them and we chose the huge store inside Debenhams at Mall of the Emirates.

Bubblies and Pink Lemonade / Fruit platter fondue / Prizes for the games
{Photos by Lito Flestado}

The dining table was moved and adorned with white and neutral toned lanterns. The decor here was to signify our organized and predictable life.  We got the french macaron tower from French Baker. They can deliver it to your home on the day when ordered in advance.

The living area, in contrast, was full of colorful balloons and trimmings to signify the colorful and happy chaos that a child will bring into our lives.

The guests came.. Since we don't know the gender yet and will wait til the end to find out, the hosts requested the guests to guess. 

Those wearing pink think it's a girl.

Those wearing blue think it's a boy.

It wasn't a quiet party for sure.  The kids were entertained in the other room while the hosts organized games for adults.  They sold baby bingo cards to create a newborn diaper fund and while both hosts worked for designer brands, they prepared interesting prizes to be won.

Games..It was hilarious to see the competitive side of each guest in action.

Grouped into two teams, to race,  changing diaper that ends in a swaddle.
5 diapers with different type of chocolate. Dare you to taste it and guess. 
For the men. The balloon whose size closely resembles the preggy belly wins.
Now let's see if they can tie their shoelaces.

I definitely had a great time and completely grateful for everyone who made this happen. 
I hope once my maternity leave starts (prior to delivery) I'll be able to blog more.  

Check out a guest post about Lovers' Secret Codes by Jane of  Always With Yoo  here
For now, I wish you all a lovely weekend!
Love & light,



  1. I would love a baby shower like this - it looks like so much fun - and so well planned!

  2. Glad to know about this baby shower event and hope you had good time. It is my daughter’s birthday and I recently booked a grand venue NYC. Invited all our family and friends and ordered a delicious cake for her. Hope to have an amazing event.