Weekend: Our Baby Shower!

Hi guys! I hope those of you in the path of the recent hurricanes are staying safe… it’s weird to have such nice weather here and know that many of you are dealing with the opposite. Thinking of you! Also: 9/11/01. Never forget. <3

Our weekend flew by in a whirlwind because Saturday was our baby shower!

IMG_2440(I’m wearing a Jessica Simpson maternity dress – but it was a hand me down from my best friend Jenny so I don’t think it’s available anymore unfortunately!)

As I mentioned previously, Matt and I decided to make our baby shower a big co-ed party – no baby games or opening presents, just hanging out and having fun with a bunch of friends and family, gentlemen included. :) Both sets of our parents co-hosted it and rented a wood-fired pizza truck for the occasion – how cool is this?! There was even beer on tap!


dc wood fired pizza truck for rent

wood-fired pizza truck dc

Matt and I discovered this truck (which is actually an old refurbished fire truck – neat!) a few months ago when it was catering a party a few doors down from us – we walked by and were like, “WHAT IS THIS AND HOW CAN WE RENT IT?!” So cool!

We had the party outside (seriously lucked out with the nice weather) and set up a bunch of tables for people to use for their food and drinks (the truck also had wine in addition to beer). We also had a handful of chairs on hand just in case but figured people wouldn’t use them and we were right!

Matt’s mom made these beautiful baby-inspired floral centerpieces for the tables – aren’t they pretty?

baby shower centerpiece

Plus some super cute baby-themed cookies from a local bake shop in Pittsburgh, where they live!

We set up a pack and play for guests to put presents in – how many guys does it take to assemble a pack and play?! Lol!


As for the party, it was a blast and flew by! The pizza truck provided delicious salads (the strawberries were such a nice addition!) and kept the pizza, beer, wine, coffee, and gelato flowing. The pizza was really good – thin and crisp so you could try all sorts of different ones without getting too full! I went back for seconds and thirds (and more salad too) as they kept putting out fun new ones. :)



We had nearly 70 guests so I was too busy chatting and enjoying the fun to get any other photos – the time flew by! What a special and fun day. Thank you to our families for making it so lovely for us!

After all the guests departed around 4, we headed inside and opened gifts. So much cute stuff – the fact that we have a baby coming soon still doesn’t entirely feel real, but this definitely helped a bit. :)


So much adorable stuff!


I’ll be back tomorrow to recap the rest of the weekend – stay tuned! And another huge thank you to our families and also to everyone who came to our baby shower – we are so lucky to have you guys in our lives. :)

p.s. Read all my previous pregnancy-related blog posts here!


  1. 1

    I want to know why I had more pizza than a pregnant woman. Haha! That quilt is amazing! Thanks for having us – such a blast celebrating with you! <3

  2. 3

    That truck looks amazing… great call guys! Looks like you had a blast! Wish I could have made it in person! :D

  3. 5

    What a fun event, and that food looks amazing! What an awesome turn-out! That’s as many guests as we had at our wedding. :) Such cute centerpieces and cookies too!

  4. 6

    Awww how fun! All the baby showers I’ve ever been to the people opened gifts while everyone was there. I always found it extremely boring and awkward so glad to see someone NOT do that! You look beautiful as always!

  5. 8

    This looks so fun! And my ideal baby shower….definitely writing the name down of that pizza truck for future reference!

  6. 9

    so cool! what’s the name of the truck?

  7. 11

    I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the Jessica Simpson maternity line. I really like it! And a friend gave me a baby romper that is her line too and it’s so stinkin’ cute.

  8. 13

    What a great idea! The peppers look so good! Was it just cheese in it?

  9. 15

    What a fun idea for a baby shower! That pizza looks amazing. I love that quilt :)

  10. 16

    I absolutely love the Food Truck idea. So cool!

  11. 17

    Happy baby shower! How fun. That pizza truck is about the coolest thing ever!

  12. 18

    The shower looks amazing all around! How was the invitation worded so that guests knew they wouldn’t have to sit through gift-opening? Or was that just a pleasant surprise for them? Would love to do this at my own shower, but don’t know quite how to.

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      We just said come celebrate with us at a co-ed pizza party! And I told people in person that I saw that it was just a party vs. a traditional shower. But I think the co-ed thing gave it away? Or maybe it was just a pleasant surprise! :)

  13. 21

    Aww! So fun! Happy for you!

  14. 22

    Dream baby shower! Seriously, glad to see someone else do just this because it’s exactly what my husband and I would want to do!

    November is coming fast! So exciting for you guys!

  15. 24

    can i rent that wood fired pizza truck for lunch like once a week please? those people had a great idea!!
    and the shower looks great! love the quilt :)

  16. 25

    What a neat idea! Looks like a great success and great fun. Well done!

  17. 26

    Aww this sounds like such a wonderful baby shower :))) I’ll bet all the new baby stuff sitting in your house now makes it impossible to forget how soon baby girl is coming!


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