A week ago Sunday many of my dear friends showered me and my coming baby girl with gifts and love at one of my favorite spots in Kansas City, Natasha’s Mulberry and Mott. I blogged a few months ago about their grand opening, and to my great pleasure, some of my dearest girlfriends conspired with Natasha and Vicky, shop owners, to host a wonderful get- together, where everyone nibbled on a menagerie of gourmet sweets, espresso, and tea.
The gals all conjured up their inner illustrator and created letter flash cards with crayons for my little chica. I especially liked “U is for Uvula” that is pictured below 🙂 There were some seriously good illustrations, especially by my friend Betsy, who I think needs to start illustrating children’s books. I tasted my first macaroon, which is pretty much like giving crack a try. Natasha’s pistachio macaroons taste as perfect as they look. The best part is the way they just collapse into creamy goodness once you bite through the delicate surface. One of the other great surprises was a very heartfelt and handmade piece of art from Natasha. She made a fanciful little girls cake topped with an elephant (she named her Penelope) that looks like the real thing, but is even better, because it is a model that my little one will be able to use for tea parties for years to come!
First, here is a pic with me and my pals Holly, Cari, and Taryn, who hosted this little party for me (we sorely missed the other host, my dear friend Sarah Schultz who was super ill that day.
The rest of the beautiful pictures below are a gift to me from my beloved friend Jessica Roark of epagafoto. She brought her camera and captured the whole thing so that I could just sit back and enjoy. I just love this one of my lovely mom below…
the darling gift cake on the left, and my friend Beth on the right- she brought her new little baby girl Hazel, who we have conspired is going to be best friends with my daughter
this cute little number is one of two adorable onesies that Beth hand stitched! Can you believe it?! And the branch even wraps around the the back!
Thank you so much friends and Mulberry and Mott!