#FBF: Happy “Holiday/Friendsgiving/Welcome Home Baby” Party

The holiday season is by far my favorite time of the year. I get to see family members, eat incredibly delicious food, and partake in gift giving. This holiday season was extra special for me because in between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I was due to deliver my baby Ava!

Far in advance I knew that this holiday time would be very taxing with the arrival of my first child. So I began planning ridiculously early. Holiday cards were designed and Christmas decorations were pulled out of storage by early November. My super pregnant self waddled around Michaels, Target and Pier 1 looking for items to add to my collection. Christmas preparation this year was definitely half fun and half crazy (being that I was carrying a full term baby…).

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I love you Pier 1!

My urgency to decorate my house as what I call “a winter wonderland” was primarily driven by my desire to have a festive home in time for Ava’s arrival. Also, a Christmasy house reminds me of my parents’ home–they always have beautiful decorations for each season, especially for Christmas, which makes me feel a sense of warmth and love. And finally, I was planning a party just a few days before my due date–something of a Holiday party mixed with a Friendsgiving element combined with a celebration of Ava’s homecoming. Why I decided to add the stress of preparing for a party will not be understood by many, but I was so happy that I did it!

Bringing you a top bun and sass at 38 weeks pregnant (5 days before delivery!) 😘

Bringing you a top bun and sass at 38 weeks pregnant (5 days before delivery!) 😘

I baked several dishes and friends brought over wine and even sparkling cider specifically for me! One friend brought some paleo/gluten free cookies (yum!). Over yummy food, we chatted and played games. It was so nice to share my home with friends 🙂 Enjoy the pics!

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Close ups from around the table. The runner and tree were from Target.

Shots of some friends!

Shots of some friends!

Shots of some decorations. Notice the “Joy” pillow from Pier 1.

Last picture together while pregnant!

Last picture together while pregnant!

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