Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Then, I got worried that maybe they stopped making them, but luckily Wikipedia told me, they were still in production. It was actually the first thing that popped up when I Googled it, so I guess the panic hits a lot of people.
The nice thing is that these little guys take about as long to make as it would take you to drive to the grocery store.
Both layers are super light and fluffy. Neither is too sweet or too rich. It will easily satisfy any sweet cravings you get!
Monday, August 25, 2014
But they're also kind of sad.
If I'm being totally honest with you, I didn't actually make this. My mom did. But since my mom is a real person and not a Pinterest liar, I think you can still trust that it is doable.
Also, when you're hosting a baby shower, it's pretty much a must. Every. Single. Guest will comment on it and say how amazing you are as a hostess. Promise.
Friday, August 22, 2014
My cheeks will get flushed and my temples will start to throb whether I have a couple sips or if I down a bottle. So, don't try to tell me I just drank too much.
After that little rant there, you're probably wondering why I even made a sangria then.
Good point. It's mostly because it was being served to other people at a baby shower and it's partly because I really want to drink it without getting sick/embarrassed (red cheeks thing).
Also, for some reason, the wine sucks all the color out of the strawberries so it turns this nice pink color :)
Thursday, August 21, 2014
But food in shot glasses? Adorbs.
What I don't like about hummus is that everyone reaches into the same bowl with their veggie sticks or pitas or whatever. It takes about 6 seconds for that nice little swirl of hummus to be destroyed and then it looks completely unappetizing.
So, put a little dollop in a shot glass, drop your veggie sticks into it and problem solved! Everyone gets to eat it and no one has to share or wonder which kid poked their finger into the bowl!
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
I wonder how long it's going to take until that sounds normal! Maybe by the time the kid (we don't know the sex yet) can talk, it won't seem so weird. But for now, it's a little strange.
Since you all understand how family trees work, by now you've figured out that my sibling (in this case, my sister) is pregnant. And when you have a sister that's preggers, that means you'll be throwing a baby shower.
Even though you may choose not to have games, that doesn't mean you don't provide entertainment! Here are some tips to hosting a baby shower without games that is still fun and avoids those awkward lulls in conversations:
2. Decorate. Your decorations don't have to be super intricate or expensive, but lay out some tablecloths, make some sort of signage so people know where to go, and display the food and gifts in nice way. My mom just borrowed some of the onesies that my sister already had and hung them up on a clothesline outside our front door so people knew they were in the right place.
3. Play music! I can't stress this one enough! Really, this goes for any party. Whenever you're having people over, there are going to be natural breaks in the conversation and when that happens, you don't want dead silence. You just don't. It makes people want to run away and hide. So find a good playlist and have it going in the background.
4. Entertain. This really involves everything from when you greet your guests at the door to when they leave after everything has wound down. You need to tell them where to put their gift and jacket, facilitate the different 'activities' you have planned (games, eating, opening presents, etc.), mingle constantly, and refill food and drinks. Especially at a baby shower, where all of the people there will probably not know each other, look for the person that's sitting by herself and talk to her, but more importantly, introduce her to another person that doesn't know anyone else.
5. Make favors. My mom and I made a salt scrub so the guests can have something to remember the shower...get it?! I'll share the instructions soon!
That's all I've got for you, but I'd say the shower my mom and I threw for my sister was pretty successful. So, I guess I'm kind-of like an expert now.