Koi Fish Baby Shower

Today is my best friend’s son’s very first birthday.  I’m sure many of you have children, or at least friends and siblings who have children; but I am an only child with no cousins (yes, ZERO SIBLINGS OR COUSINS).  I literally grew up around no other children, so I’m not the most natural with babies and/or kids, but there is something really special about your very best friend’s baby.  It really makes you feel like an adult, and for me super nostalgic.  I’ve been going through old photos and I realized I never shared photos from the baby shower I co-hosted for her a little over a year ago.

My best friend is Korean, and her boyfriend is half Thai; so I wanted to have a little Asian flair at the shower, and decided on a theme incorporating Koi Fish.

My Mom made a “Wishing Tree” for guests to write welcome wishes for the baby on Koi Fish cutouts and hang on a potted tree, which is now in his nuresery.  Shower 11Guests also received Chinese takeout boxes filled with Goldfish crackers.Shower 10

I tried to make tablescapes using real, live goldfish; but let’s just say it didn’t work out according to plan. RIP fishes…..Flowers and rocks still looked pretty in water bowls. Shower 5My mom  made a bright colorful, “Welcome” sign to hang over the food table. Shower 2And we had a lot of yummy foodShower 8
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Shower 1Any yes, there was a baby made out of fruit.Shower 3

I made a Blue Margarita with gummy fish floating around it to look like a Koi Fish Pond. Shower 9

My co-host came up with the games, and they were a hit.  The most sucessful was a Play-Doh-Baby-Making contest.  Everyone got really into it, it was a blast to see the different interpretations. Shower 13
Shower 12The Winner!Shower 15

Me with my beautiful, prego, best friend Bonnie.24

The mother of Baby Liam.  Here is is, just 2 hours old. Shower 17

And here he is at his First Birthday Party!Liam 1

Happy Birthday Liam!  I love you!  


  1. Awwwe JD! You’re so thoughtful! I loved this! We love you so much! Thank you for everything!

  2. oh so creative and sweet!! what a sweet auntie friend you are!!

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