Baby Shower for a Very Hungry, Pregnant Latina September 14 2012
In case you missed it, check out my guest blog post about throwing a Latina-inspired baby shower on SpanglishBaby.com. I have to thank my in-laws for having it and for letting me be metiche in the planning. We all had a wonderful time, and the Mexican/Peruvian/Nicaraguan food served hit the spot perfectly.
A lot of the decorations, foods and recuerdos we used came from the inspiration we gathered through our Pinterest board Latino Baby Shower. My mom helped me sew the lavender sachet bags using a beautiful calaveras print and tying it together with a pink gingham fabric. And the lavender, well, that came from our front yard. But I can say now that the job of separating the dry lavender buds from the stem was not fun on my hands. But the end product smelled great! Oh, and the Mexican matchbox favors is something I enjoy making, and actually sell in my Dos Borreguitas Etsy shop.
So I know we all use Pinterest to fantasize about having, buying or making beautiful or tasty things, but I think this Latina baby shower proves it isn't too hard to pull off in real life, especially if you have comadres to help out.