One of my best friends in Memphis is spending the next 6 months in Bristol England! (waaaah!) So, to send her off properly we threw her a British party with all the finest teas and delicious crumpets known to Mormons. (It was actually really funny cause I had to assure people that the tea was ok to drink as they eyed me suspiciously) Sheri is also pregnant with her very first GIRL!! And I couldn't be happier for her. So it was a tea party / baby shower / good-bye party.
The party planners:
To combine the themes of British and baby - we played a game to guess the American words for the list of 25 British baby words. Like pram, dummy, nappy, etc. It was pretty fun.
Party goers: Jerianne, Becca, Sheila, Johanna, Jill, Gianetta, Marie, Alicia, Angie, Sheri's mom, Katie, Melissa, me, Marcia
And then she opened presents. I always love presents that involve tiny baby clothes. And picturing a new little person in all the clothes - it's so exciting.
(Sheri's mom Lynn, Sheri and Amanda)
Hat Story: I went to look for a hat for the party and found an old hat in an antique store from the 40's. It once belonged to Ms. Ellen Davies-Rogers who was born in 1903 on the famous Tennessee "Davies Plantation" which she later inherited. She was known far and wide as "Miss Ellen" and was known in the 20th century as the most influential woman in Tennessee. She had a note pinned inside this hat that said "wore this hat to Egypt" How cool is that? I mean, it's kind of falling apart but it was so fun to have a hat with a story. And doesn't it make me look a little more.... influential in Tennessee?
It was also my birthday - so it counted as my birthday party too. Everyone sang as I ate my British cupcake. :)
So, happy travels friend! You are missed. We anxiously await your return with your new little British bundle.