“It is easy to decide on what is wrong to wear to a party, such as deep-sea diving equipment or a pair of large pillows, but deciding what is right is much trickier.”
~ Lemony Snicket, The Slippery Slope
I thought I’d give you a little snapshot of yesterday’s successful afternoon tea, which was, in fact, a very non-traditional baby shower…
There were all sorts of lovely treats. Finger sandwiches, tiny macarons and cupcakes, fruit platters and cheese plates.
The steampunk baby cake was a work of art. Inside all of that clever fondant was a scrumptiously moist caramel mud cake for the bottom layer, and chocolate mud for the top.
We played all sorts of fun games, including ‘Guess the Girth’ of our mother-to-be, by placing our name on a wide ribbon to mark what we estimated to be the size of our friend’s tummy. We also guessed the number of jelly beans in a jar, and had a blind taste-test of four different jars of baby food, to see if we could correctly identify the flavours.
The afternoon finished with a gifting ceremony, excellent cups of tea and coffee, slices of cake, and more marvellous chocolate steampunk cupcakes and salted caramel and chocolate macarons.
All in all it was a wonderful afternoon of kindness, laughter, friendship, much chatter, and just a few little tears.
A perfectly nourishing dose of soul medicine for each of us!