Thursday, July 9, 2009

Another Baby Shower

Not for me, but for my team mate, Hazel, who’s just 7 weeks behind me.

Considering that I may give birth sometime soon, and that a lot of our fellow Pinay colleagues will be going on holiday this summer, I thought it’s best to hold her baby shower this July. I know she’s only on her 28th week (about 7 months), but decided it’s better to hold one around this time when everyone is present, and while she hasn’t done much shopping as yet.

I've always believed in paying things forward, so the coordinator in me suggested a surprise baby shower for her who never had one for her first born. We scheduled it Thursday last week during lunch at one of the offices on Level 15. To be able to pull it off, we relied on Outlook emails and invites with ‘Food Festival’ as our subject. It was a potluck lunch overflowing with yummy dishes such as Kare-Kare, Pasta Fusilli with Anchovy, Tomato and Olive Sauce, Chicken in Tomato & Pineapple Sauce (prepared by our colleague’s chef hubby), The Noodle House’s Stir Fried Mixed Vegetables and good ‘ole KFC Chicken. Desserts were from Denise of Baked in Dubai (ooh, those yummy muffins and that Toffee Cake!!) and Ryan of Ryan’s Kitchen (haha…feeling pang-commercial ang Butterscotch nya!). We also had cassava cake and leche flan, which I loved, too!

The decors were courtesy of our other colleagues who took time to buy them beforehand. We had to prepare everything so quickly for fear that Hazel might pop in the room to see everything! Now that’s not the kind of surprise we like...LOL!

We were so happy to see the surprised look on her face when she came inside the room. As everyone was already feeling hungry then, we immediately began eating after a few poses for the camera. Afterwards, Hazel started opening her gifts.

It was truly a fun lunch break seeing everyone feeling so excited for another preggy woman in the gang. We sure do hope the expectant Mom enjoyed it as much as we did :)

1 comment:

Workplace On the Web said...

Aw, congrats to the preggies :)