Sip and See
It wasn't until a friend of mine from college who lives in NYC texted and asked what a Sip & See was that I realized this isn't like a nationwide "thang." Leave it to us Southerners to find a reason to incorporate drinking with meeting a new bundle of joy :)
So that's what we did for baby Madelyn. We celebrated her with a Sip and See. There is a few reasons for a Sip & See in my opinion for those of you that are not familiar.
+ It was my second baby (pretty close in age), so I wasn't interested in having a big baby shower when I had most all of the big ticket items that I needed. So this allowed me to have a small gathering where people could bring a little gift (clothes, books, blankets, towels) for the new baby if they wanted; but it wasn't a "shower" so they shouldn't feel obligated.
+ A Sip & See is typically a month or so after the baby is born, so this way people know they are going to get a chance to meet the baby. It helps cut down on a lot of extra "drop-ins" that sometimes can wear new Mom's down when they are trying to catch up on some lost night time sleep during the day.
+ It's a great excuse to get together with your friends post-baby!! It forces you to enjoy a night or day of enjoyment with friends and family. I chose to do mine on a weeknight evening from 5-7pm. We did girls only and I only invited my girlfriends. The rest of the family gets to meet and see baby whenever, so I wanted this to be just for my friends. We did mine at my house, but I would maybe say that doing it at someone else's house would be less stressful. It's always hard to have a party at your own house because you want everything to be perfectly neat and clean and that can be exhausting. But the end result was beautiful and all the girls throwing the party did an amazing job.
I'll let the pictures speak for themselves!!!
How adorable are these martini's??
Just add a piece of cotton candy then poor a mixture of vodka and club soda over top!! The cotton candy gives it the perfect amount of sweetness and it makes for a festive pink cocktail for the shower.
3 Generations of Bryan Women :)
The lady of the hour!!
Me with my beautiful hosts!!
So have you girls heard of a Sip and See before?? Have you ever thrown one or been to one??
The invitations and all the paper goods for the party were done by La Belle Fete. My SIL went to college with Nikki, who started this company, and I'm in love with all of her work!! You can follow her on Instagram here to see some of her other work.
Flowers by Fiore
Cake Pops by a family friend
Macaroons by Cake Gallery
Monogrammed items on Fireplace by Harbor Blue Designs
Invites & Party Swag by La Belle Fete