Thursday, March 26, 2009

Camille's Surprise Shower

As you have probably already read the other weekend Bethany, Sarah, & myself came up with the most sneaky sneaky plan. Since our lovely friend Camille is having a baby we wanted to shower her with lots of gifts.

But here was the thing you should know first - Camille is a trooper. Because of the timing of everything she wasnt able to go home (Louisiana) and have any showers with her family or friends there. So this was going to be her only shower. (I should note her awesome friends from home did send her a "shower in a box" which was incredible!) But like I said this was her only planned shower - and since its her first baby she deserved a good one. So that is why we really wanted to spoil her rotten and make it extra fun. (I should also note she never once complained about only having 1 shower which deserves applause. Im not sure every girl would have the same optimistic attitude she did)

So we told Cam that we were having her shower on the 28th of March.. and the best part was - we told her we didnt have anywhere to do it so it was going to have to be at her house!! Which means the whole time she was thinking she was going to have to be getting her house clean & ready for her own stinkin shower. (just weeks before her due date too)

Then on Sunday the 15th Sarah told Camille that she was having people over for lunch to celebrate Drew's Birthday.. and thats how we got her to come over on Sunday afternoon. So here are some pictures from the shower:


Camille's Shower
The invitation.
(bethany also made a fake one to send to camille with the wrong date/address on it)

Camille's Shower
The set up.. before food, people, gifts, etc.

Camille's Shower

Camille's Shower

we did cupcakes instead of cake. We tried to get petit fours so it would feel more like a "southern" shower but we decided cupcakes in the end.

Camille's Shower
Henry has some elephants in his bedding and a few around his room so we added little elephant details here & there

Camille's Shower
all the food which was SO yummy

Camille's Shower
Ive never done this before but its a great idea! We had people write their address on envelopes when they came in - that way her thank you notes are already addressed & she doesnt have to do it! Seriously who wants to think about that when you have a baby on the way!

Camille's Shower
some of the girls hiding behind the wall waiting for Camille to walk in

and then we got the call from adam that they were about to walk in.
The door opens..
Camille yells "Happy Birthday Drew" (still thinking she is there for his birthday)
and all the sudden we all yell "Surprise" back at her:

Camille's Shower
"wait what? so this isnt a birthday party?"

Camille's Shower
"wait is this for me?"

Camille's Shower

Camille's Shower

Camille cried. Bethany cried. I cried .. and maybe other people did too?! I didnt see but it was SO SO SO fun watching her walk in!

Then it was game time!

Of course we played the string game:

Camille's Shower

Camille's Shower

Camille's Shower

Then we played another one where we had a "chugging contest" and the first person to finish the bottle won! (note to self: poke larger holes in them if you actually want people to be able to drink out of them)

Camille's Shower

Camille's Shower

Camille's Shower

Camille's Shower

Umm okay after that we played another game. But Im not going to post too many pictures from this one because it will probably gross you out. But we melted chocolate candy bars in diapers. Asked for 3 volunteers, blind folded them (so they didnt know what they were doing) and had them taste the unknown food and guess what it was:

Camille's Shower

Camille's Shower

Camille's Shower
cam & everyone else when they realized what they were all doing & that they were eating out of diapers!

We also played 2 other games. One was where we asked adam questions in advance & Cam had to guess his answers.. which was SO funny. Lets just say at the end of it her mouth was full of blue gum & her teeth were also stained blue!

Then it was time for the presents!

Camille's Shower

Camille's Shower
Elizabeth wrapped Camilles in this cute bag!

Camille's Shower
One of the gifts from Camille's mom that she mailed up for the shower. The other one was an adorable sign that said Henry!!

Camille's Shower
The adorable gifts from Sarah! So perfect for little Henry!

Camille's Shower
Part of Christie's Gift! (she also made Thank you notes for Camille so she didnt have to buy any!)

Camille's Shower
The AMAZING gift basket from the Lecom Girls who came to the shower also!


After gifts we all circled Camille and covered Her, Adam, & little Henry in prayer. It was a very sweet time and a great ending to such a fun afternoon with Cam.

The shower was seriously SO much fun! I didnt want it to end. But Im a sucker for getting to hang out & celebrate like that.. I never want it to end. Im so glad that the surprise worked & everyone else was just as excited as we were. All the girls did such an awesome job showering Camille!

Thanks to Adam for also keeping it a surprise!

We love you Cam - and we cant wait to meet little Henry!!!

PS - Of course there are TONS more pictures. If you want to see them click here

4 comments:

  1. AWWWW, that's so sweet! I loved it so so much. Thank you, friend! I love you!

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  2. I all teary just looking AGAIN at the pics. SO WANTED TO BE THERE! Thank you for being such a sweet friend to Camille while she is SO FAR from home!

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  3. How fun! Brooke what an amazing friend you are! The shower looks absolutely beautiful. Camille is one lucky girl! :)

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  4. Great pictures Brooke! I had such a fun time with you and Sarah planning her shower.

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