Being Happy Never Goes Out of Style

Being Happy Never Goes Out of Style

:: It's a Boy Baby Shower ::

I sit wrapped in a blanket on an extremely warm gloomy summer night ... with the Game of Thrones music bustling so loudly in the background - Something I cannot seem to fathom.

If you've been keeping up with my social media you'll know I was in Houston last weekend for my best friends baby shower.  I planned this day with the mommy's sister and with much help from the new daddy!

We designed, printed, and sent out invitations 3 months prior to the event. (Outside of the 4-6 weeks etiquette)  Most of mommy's family is based outside of Houston and we wanted to give everyone plenty of time to plan their Memorial Day Weekends.

(I've cropped out the address and RSVP contact information but don't forget to add those!)

Cake Table - Inspired by Pinterest

Find Similar Decor Here

Cake, Cupcakes, and Cookies Courtesy of : Daisy's Cakes
Check out this talented Houston Based Baker 

Photobooth for the guests to use fun props 

Game Table : Included Measure Mommy's TummyBingoGuess the number of candies in the baby bottle, and small cards for all guests to fill out with Wishes for the baby.

Party Favors included : Mini Mason Jars filled with Baby Blue Candied Almonds with Personalized Labels

Posing with the parents to bee <3

Frame made with love from baby's grandma <3 

 { Of course my camera had died by the time food was served } but the food menu was decided by the parents to be. They kept a traditional Pakistan food menu.
Main Course: 
Chicken Biryani
Chicken Korma
Fried Fish and Chips
Shahi Tukra

Planning an entire shower from halfway across the country may not have been easy.  One of the hardest battles was deciding on a theme.  We ended up going with a casual baby blue theme so we could take the shower in any direction depending on the decor we found.  After that decision- we were smooth sailing ...We divided the responsibilities and used a checklist and constantly kept checking in with each other. Thank you Apple for Facetime!

When planning anything - half way across the world or in your own home. Always remember things will work out regardless of how many uphill battles you may face - stay calm, leave plenty of time prior to event for any last minute preparations, and stay organized!

xo | Happiness Never Goes Out Of Style | xo

So Many Things ... Thursday

It's been a while since I've been able to write a blog post but what better way to come back than a three things Thursday post ... Except with all the time that's passed there's so much more I should be sharing...

Count your blessings and then count them again!

I honestly believe I'm truly blessed with everything and much more {Thank you, God} but recent events put life into perspective and made me realize how lucky I really am to wake up next to the love of my life from out of my bed every morning. Two weekends ago we had every intention to just celebrate life .. Earlier in the day I went and got my hair and nails done... Later that evening my husband and I got dressed up to go out. It was a rainy gloomy night .. we were going 60 MPH and from the opposite direction a big black heavy object came flying into our windshield on the passengers side ... Luckily we walked out of the car with a few small scratches but at that moment in time I couldn't stop thinking about we walked away from death. I am so thankful for every blessing and life being the biggest one. 


We all walk around saying Happy Memorial Day but do we really know what it means?  My heart goes out to all of those brave men and women defending our country every day to keep us safe.  

But I cannot deny that almost every year I eagerly wait the unofficial start of summer and a little more so this year.  My closest friends are having a baby!! I'm going to be an Aunty!! I flew out to Houston Friday night to help host their baby shower on Saturday.  I had planned and planned everything to the T ... But nature always has other plans... There was a terrible storm in Houston Friday evening causing a 4 hour back up at the George Bush International Airport.  My flight landed at 11PM but we didn't get home till 3:30 because we were stuck sitting on the plane waiting for a gate to disembark the plane... I forgot my airborne/vitamin c and ended up with a terrible cold all weekend! {UGH nasty recycled plane air} We all slept at 6AM every night / morning and were waking up a few hours later.  Despite all the craziness ... I had a lovely time but I did miss my husband and it was a great feeling to come home to him <3  

Baby Boom?

I cannot count the number of baby showers I've recently attended.  But my favorite being the one I planned for this past weekend all the way in Houston.  I must say I had low expectations of how everything would turn out due to all the planning taking place here, so far away! Thankfully everything turned out beautiful and the parents to be loved it! I'm in the midst of writing up a full post on it and how to plan / host an event half way across the country :) 

Xo |  Happiness never goes out of style  | xo