...on St. Joseph's Day!
|Blue hydrangeas and white gerber daises|
I posted some of my plans over at Catholic Cuisine and updated with pictures of the food, but I wanted to share a few more pictures here to remember this joyous day. My SIL, who is expecting another little boy in April, was the celebrated mommy yesterday. Together, we specifically chose St. Joseph's feast day as the perfect day to celebrate their new little man's impending arrival. She and her husband have always had a very strong devotion to this gentle saint and have enjoyed his patronage of their growing family. Since this baby is their second boy, my sweet SIL didn't really want a traditional shower. So we called it a "girls' luncheon", gave it an Italian theme in honor of those crazy Italians who just love good ole San Guiseppe and had fun letting the big and little girls play while we showered tiny booties and blankies on the expectant mom.
And speaking of blankies, the quiltie I made for this little man had a vintage travel theme on the back side. My BIL and SIL enjoy traveling so I thought this fabric was perfect for them. It's decorated with very boyish colors and seemed a twist on the typical planes and trains for baby boys.
|Planes, trains and automobiles|
I didn't take as many pictures as I would have liked, but when you are enjoying the company of guests who wants to hide behind a lens? Here are a few...
The girls helped set up our St. Joseph's Altar. We haven't have a chance to pick out our traditional foods yet. For those of you who don't know what a St. Joseph's Altar is, you can find out all about it over at Evann's site. We do ours a little differently, choosing non-perishable foods that we can donate to a local food pantry. It's a small way we honor the charity of good St. Joseph.
Some of the menu items included a cold Pasta Primavera Salad, and Spinach Potato Frittata with Pesto Crostini...
For dessert, my MIL sent these beautiful, homemade Pizzelles (above) and I made a Cream Puff Cake (below). Most of these recipes can be found over at Catholic Cuisine.
|I made two Cream Puff Cakes... one with and one without Nutella.|
I also made these sweet lily lollipops as favors for the ladies who came. You can find the instructions for making them also over at Catholic Cuisine. They turned out so pretty and delicate. You could make them for Easter or the feast of the Annunciation or even for St. Gabriel's feast day!
St. Joseph, patron of families, pray for us!