We had so much fun planning and have to give a special thanks to Aunt Mary who had thrown a similar shower earlier this year and let us borrow some of her decor and ideas. Aunt Mary is like Martha Stewart's lesser known, but still crafty, sister. She created this banner below and while you cannot really see it in the picture, the details were impeccable...it is strung with rope and has nautical knots tied in it.
The event was at 2 in the afternoon, so the food was pretty simple. I have to tell you, though, our little chicken salad sandwiches were a hit. Confession: I have never eaten chicken salad until about 2 months ago because I loathe mayo. Well, I was in Sam's Club and they were giving samples away of chicken salad made with ranch dressing instead of mayo. Delish. All you do is take chunk canned chicken, mix it with Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing and that's it. Even I can do that.Now, you must take notice of our little flags. Though totally not necessary since most of our food was completely obvious, I had to do them because Aunt Mary let us borrow these little boats with the lifesavers - hello - adorable!