February 23, 2013
I have been truly blessed to have a wonderful friend like Surekha. So, when Surekha’s friend Jen asked me to help her plan a shower, I was delighted to have the chance to honor Surekha and her soon-to-be baby. Throughout the few months of planning, Jen and I had quite the (mis)adventures picking out chew toys, assembling a diaper cake, and deciding how to create a non-traditional baby shower. With a theme of white, light blue and elephants, Jen and I were able to design a unique and classy event. With our divide and conquer method, I worked on creating décor elements using some of Surekha’s favorite things, such as elephants, flowers, and books. Jen, a culinary expert, created a gourmet spread full of fresh and local food and drink (with a few microbrews in honor of Surekha). With an intimate guest list and with Surekha’s love of Downtown Grand Rapids, we were able to hold the event in the heart of the city at Grid 70. With the evening snowfall and the city streets aglow, it was a perfect way to end a lovely evening for an even lovelier friend.