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Monday, February 25, 2013

What's with the fascinators?

Oh.my.word. I am one exhausted little lady today. This weekend was a non-stop staycation with some of my most favorite loves in all the land. I consumed more food in three days than most people would in an entire week. And we mustn't leave out a couple cocktails here and there. I need to detox like nobody's business. I must admit, it was worth every single calorie, fat gram and pound that was added to the scale.

 
I told you guys on Friday that I would be celebrating at one of my very best friend's baby shower. It was the cutest theme ever (Joy you are genius)

BACKGROUND: We all wore fascinators because Momma-To-Be and her hubs created that baby in her belly at another best friend's wedding that was held in Ireland last year. If you didn't already know this, the Irish are more famous for wearing fascinator hats to weddings than the British. We thought it would be fun to reenact the time of when Baby Jameson was conceived. So, the facinator theme was born.

 
I still crack up when I look at these "mug shots". And let me tell you, we got some looks from people. We were definitely the talk and stare of the afternoon tea. Guess, where I scooped up my fascinator? Claires!! Yes, you know, the place where teenagers go to buy their accessories. I scored this little number on the Valentine's Day clearance rack for $6.00. Yes, I won cheapest hat. You know I am budget kind of girl.

We had the shower at Walton's Fancy and Staple on 6th Street in Downtown Austin. Sandra Bullock owns it and we all had our fingers crossed she would pop in to sip some tea/champagne with us. No such luck. This place is ADORABLE, the food was heavenly and I highly recommend checking it out if you are nearby.

Two fun details: 
1. The baby shower game we played was match the celebrity couple to their baby. All of us girls are pretty up to date with celeb gossip, so this was a serious race to the finish. The guest of honor kicked all of our tails and got all her answers right. This is such a fun idea if you are looking for an easy and fun baby shower game.

2. The winners of the game won a set of "Royal Family" tea bags. Freaking hilarious to have Prince Harry take a "dip" in your tea cup.

Karolyn, I love you so much and was honored to be part of this special day. I can't wait until sweet Jameson is here to hold and kiss.

We ended the day at Austin Cake Ball Kitchen and Bar for one last calorie gorge before everyone had to head back home. This place is super cozy, but sleek and modern at the same time. They have fab cocktail choices, yummy apps and the balls are the bomb. The only complaint is that they don't serve full meals anymore. All that was available to eat were tapas and cake balls. We were STARVING; we hadn't eaten since 11:00 AM that morning. Needless to say, between the six of us we ordered pretty much every single appetizer on the menu times two. I am sure the servers were doing cartwheels in the back when they handed us our bill, but also shocked mortified by how much food six girls could consume in two hours.

I figured after all the food and alcohol that entered into my body, I needed some sort of exercise. Putt-putt golf it is. Sunday was full of sunshine and warmth, so we headed to the "golf course" for a couple of rounds. I wonder how many calories I was able to burn? Guess I should go Google that.

Boo that this weekend came and went, but I have no fear, it's happening again in less than one month. Round two in March for another baby shower with the same girls...different Momma-To-Be. I think I may need prepare my body a little better this time, maybe eat like it's my job the entire week before. 

Have a great week, friends!!

I am linking up with:
Leeann Monday Morning Gossip
Sami Weekend Shenanigans
Molly and Carly for YOLO Mondays.


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86 comments:

Brooke said...

That Waltons place looks like fun! Nice to have girlfriends, to celebrate with!


=) Brooke

SarahLagen said...

This is so darn cute!!! I love your friends and their ideas-- thats so creative! Sounds like an amazing baby shower!!

ShaunaQ said...

What a unique theme! I love it! And awesome score at Claire's.

Have a good week!

prettyanddelectable said...

Those fascinators are so fun! Sounds like a super fun weekend. :)

Annie said...

I love Walton's! It's so quaint. I've only been once, when I visited TX last month, but when I come back to Austin I'll be sure to go again! I love y'all's fascinators! That's amazing that you got yours at Claire's!

Amy - Louise said...

Looks like a fantastic weekend. Us Brits sure do like our fascinators, shame we don't really 'do' baby showers though :/

Karen said...

Such a cute baby shower theme!

A J said...

All of your facinators look amazing! That's an awesome theme. And I love that your "exercise" was a putt-putt day. LOL...you crack me up! Glad you had an amazing weekend, you deserved it!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

Annie said...

Oh my goodness - you girls look too cute with those fascinators! Love love love the theme. All that food sounds amazing and putt putt golf looks like such a blast! Just wanted you to know I gave you a little shout out today on the blog for copycat Monday :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Danavee said...

Seeing the kiddo and husband in shorts has me wishing away these last few weeks of winter for sure!

What a CUTE THEME!!!! Sounds like you had FUN!

Lobster Meets Peach said...

What a great shower theme! And I am sure that mini golf burns at least a million calories per round!

Katie said...

what a fun shower! and what great girlfriends!

pretty little things said...

what a cute idea -- love those hats!! xo

http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

Sandra said...

I LOVE the facinators! You all look awesome! It makes me smile to read about you getting some good quality family and friends time :) you are just beaming in the photos!

Alissa | Feeling Good said...

Sounds like such a fun weekend! And that food looks delish. I can't believe the weekend is over already :( lol I'm still pouting about it.

Alissa
FeelingGoodFashion.blogspot.com

Kristina said...

I love all of the fascinators, the reason why you wore them is so funny!

Kristina

Kristina does the Internets

Helene said...

absolutely love this idea!!! someone wore one to my wedding (i got married the same weekend kate and william got married) so I think they were channeling their inner brits!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

What a great weekend!! The baby shower looks like a tom of fun!! What a great theme and such great places to shower the momma to be! Have a great Monday friend!!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Those hats are so fun! What a great idea for a shower. Looks like you had a pretty fabulous weekend.

Amy
Fashion and Beauty Finds

Rachel said...

That looks like such a fun baby shower! I haven't been to a baby shower since I was a kid...but I assume that the season for those is coming for my generation! :P

The Pink Growl said...

What a fun weekend! yOu are adorable in that ballcap!

Rachel said...

Looks like you had such a fun weekend! I've only seen people wear fascinators when I watched the royal wedding haha but they seem so high-fashion to me!

Niki Caron said...

That shower sounds like SO much fun! I love the fascinators and the mug shots!!! And the Harry taking a dip in your cup... lol!

Ashley Barnhill said...

The fascinators are so cute!! What a unique idea! Looks like you had a very packed weekend!

Agnes Mayer said...

Looks like you had so much. Baby showers can be so much fun.

Agi:)

vodkainfusedlemonade.com

Always Maylee said...

Oh my gosh, this is the most fun shower ever. I LOVE all the fascinators, all the ladies look fabulous. LOVE your entire outfit Shanna!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Those cake balls look delicious!

Morgan | xoxo, me said...

That is the cutest and most creative baby shower I have ever seen! I love it! It looks like you ladies had a blast. And putt putt sounds like the perfect way to burn of some calories :)

probablyrachel said...

That is such a cute theme for a shower!

I'm throwing a garden tea bridal shower for my best friend because she wanted everyone to wear fancy hats like the British wear to weddings.

Were most of the fascinators handmade or bought?

Rachel Lynne said...

SO cute!!!!!! I love the fascinators, you all look adorable.

Rachel’s Lookbook

TheTinyHeart said...

The fascinators was such a FUN theme for a shower! Sounds like a fabulous weekend!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
February Group Giveaway!

Sarah said...

haha, love the fascinators idea, so cute. Looks like you have a great group of friends that like to eat! One of my group of friends, they all eat like birds, makes me feel like I should eat less when I'm with them, maybe that's why they're all the size of twigs...lol! I'd rather eat, haha!

Sandy a la Mode said...

you girls look soo fabulous!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Holly said...

The fascinator idea is genius!! How fun!!!

Also, more proof we're style twins - I have that same button up from Old Navy that you're wearing for putt-putt. And I love putt-putt!

Jamie said...
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Jamie said...

This is SO cute! Your hat looks great, cannot tell it's from Claire's!

I'm sure you've seen The Other Side of Gray today, but she used one of your outfits as an inspiration and said she wanted to hang out with you in real life, haha. I was so excited, I was like "I want to hang out with Shanna too!"

p.s. sorry you got a couple deleted comment notifications from me. My computer's acting up this morning :P

Jamie
Forever81

Kait said...

oh my gosh this is so cute! Love all those fascinators--you look so royal :)

Carly said...

Those fascinators are the cutest thing EVER! Looks like you had a blast!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Kelly said...

What a cute idea for a baby shower!

Martha said...

That's such a great theme for a shower and I LOVE the fascinators.
I am totally not creative so whoever came up with that idea is GENIUS!

Jenn D said...

What an awesome shower idea! I've always wondered what I would look like in a fascinators. I'm shocked that you found that at Claires!
Jenn
With Luck

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

such a cute idea!!! I want to join in on this fascinator hat thingy!! You looked amazing based on your IG pics :) And mini golf is fun with the whole family...mine gets super competative :)

Lisette said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE that fascinator theme! And thanks for teaching me what they're called. I would have gone all my life calling them "those little British foo foo hats."

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

You know I love that leopard print dress with out twinsie blazer, but where is that black blazer from? It looks really cute and I've been looking for a good one!
walkinginmemphisinhighheels.com

Maria at inredningsvis said...

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If you want some cute swedish decor inspiration...check out my blog:)

Have a great week dear

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
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Maria at inredningsvis said...

GREAT POST:)
Your blog is so wonderful and Im following...I hope you follow me also:)

If you want some cute swedish decor inspiration...check out my blog:)

Have a great week dear

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
(sweden)

Amy said...

what an adorable theme!
Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins

still being [molly] said...

okay that is the CUTEST baby shower theme idea ever. ever. ever!!!

ashlyn williams said...

this is absolutely adorbs! what a fun time you all had. love those hats! xo

Sabrina said...

Those fascinators! Ahh, how fun are those! The one on the top right is my favourite.

Sincerely, Sabrina
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Cassandra said...

OH my goodness this looks like so much fun! You girls have such fashionable fascinators!

Setarra said...

Loving those hats you ladies were wearing :) Looks like a great weekend!

Angela said...

cute theme!!! i want a fascinator! did your friend go to Erica Enoch's wedding in Ireland? FUN!

JanM ♥ said...

That is such a cute theme! All the fascinators look awesome!

xo,
janmloves.blogspot.com

Sami said...

Okay that is just so creative and fun! I love your fascinator! Also, both of those places look so good! You have me dying to come back to Austin.. I haven't been since college :) Thanks for linking up pretty!

Melanie Montgomery said...

Such a cute theme!

Olga Zgonnik said...

OMG so adorable!!!!!! lovely photos

www.anightinnyc.blogspot.com

Jeans and a Teacup said...

What a great party! I love the fascinator idea!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Sheena Rae said...

OK, first and foremost, I have to say that I have that same flannel shirt! Great minds think alike! I love the shower them and the hats! SO FUN!

Courtney said...

So fun Shanna! Super cute idea for the shower and could you look any more adorable playing putt putt with the fam?! Happy Monday:)

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

Best shower theme, ever! You look adorable in your fascinator and I think you should wear it at least once a week. Are they naming the baby after the whiskey? I hope so. I also hope the baby gets a sister named guiness.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh my goodness, SO CUTE! I love this theme for a baby shower! So cute!

Just Another Shopaholic said...

I love those fascinators!! You all look so cute!!

Caroline said...

This looks like SO much fun! I can't think of a better way to celebrate the coming arrival of a baby! :)

Ashley said...

That is the cutest baby shower theme ever! Love it!

tara said...

what a fun shower theme!!! glad you had a great weekend, boo! ps- i'm going to email you soon. need some helps with an outfit! xoxo

Nicole G said...

Great theme! I love that the fascinator is being showcased!

Love it!

X
Nicole
www.nicoleandtrentnyc.blogspot.com

Whitney said...

Please tell me that they named their son after the alcohol. That would be AMAZING.

I love your Texans hat! You seriously look good in anything.

dreamingincashmere said...

Cutest theme ever!! It looks like you all had an amazing time. How could you not in a fascinator?!
xoAmy
www.dreamingincashmere.com

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

Fascinators are sooooo fascinating....it would perk up any outfit & def brings out any girl's inner princess!!!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Chris said...

What a cute theme for a baby shower! You look adorable as usual!

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Ashley said...

This is SUCH a fun idea!! You look gorgeous as usual!

Tracy Walpole said...

How cute are yall!? Love that theme!

Also just because I can hear my husband in my head (he's english and LOVES to point out to me everytime I call the English, British... good thing I love him so much)...

Did you know that Ireland is part of Britan? That's probably why they love the Fascinators as much as the royal family. ;-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Isles

Shelli Poole said...

What an amazing little shindig with your lady-friends! Everything about your girlfriends, this shower, and your golf day is DARLING!!!!! Seriously adorable, this post really made me SMILE!! :)

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

I love when you wear a satellite dish on your head. I just wish it would beam you to visit me.

Misty said...

What a great idea for a baby shower! I love fascinators. I shall wear one some day when I go to the Kentucky Derby.

Hannah @ Just Call Me HaHa said...

What a fun baby shower! And quality girl-time! I love the fascinators; such a fun touch!

Amber said...

Oh my goodness, the fascinators are fabulous! Such a fun idea for a baby shower too. Putt-putt looks like a blast. I haven't been in forever! I bet the girls sure enjoyed that!

Debra said...

I live in San Antonio and have loved visiting Austin. You'll have to fill me in on more great places to eat/visit there! I'll definitely be trying these restaurants out :).

Head to Toe Chic said...

That is the best theme ever!!!! Looks like such a fun party!

and thanks for your sweet comment yesterday!! It meant a lot to me :)

xo,
Angela

Kimberlee said...

Awww what a fun baby shower! hehe I love the fascinators. Did you buy them or make them? My sister is working on her 3rd baby and i definitely want to have a sillier baby shower than the previous ones. May keep this in mind :)

Noel Marie said...

I am a classic over thinker over analyzer...makes me feel slightly panicked in social situations because I always feel like someone must be judging every word I say...and hating me. I'm a bit neurotic and at least I know it enough to talk myself out of it when I need to.

Sometimes.

That being said, I applaud your courage with this outfit...it just doesn't work for me. I do love the idea of mixed prints though, love that! And I never listen to my hubby...I just read a quote "if women dressed for men they would just walk around naked all the time"..guys don't get it! lol

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

You win! BEST weekend ever! I love the fascinator theme. You all look so adorable!! And the cake pops and golf? Amazing weekend friend!

Sorry I'm so late on commenting. Thanks for linking up!!

Makaila said...

I want to have a Fascinators party, just cause now!!! So flippin' fun. and CUTE! Love how you make time for your girls. I don't do it enough.

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