“Tutu” cute!

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Saxon & Parole is perhaps one of the more famous restaurants serving brunch in lower Manhattan and I’m so glad I finally got to try it. Although this post won’t include a food review, I highly recommend its unique twist on the popular meal (and interesting choice of ingredients in the drinks!)

Recently, my sister-in-law was thrown a baby shower here in a private room at the back. The atmosphere was classy, comfortable, and sophisticated. The staff at the restaurant were a delight and so incredibly helpful, it was almost like having your own entourage for 3 hours. Her friends did an incredible job throwing a “tutu” theme for the new mother-to-be! Every piece put together for the shower was so noticeably detailed and creative, I just had to share it with everyone.

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As you walked into the room, a table was filled with sweets (candies, Pocky sticks, cake pops), Hyacinth flowers, toys (rattles, stuffed animals), and treat bags. In the back was a table of pink cupcakes, which of course was flavored strawberry. Guests’ presents were encouraged to be placed along the ground for display as they walked past towards their table spots.

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When you got to your seat, a small piggy bank with a handcrafted tutu and personalized menu greeted you.

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Some of the creativity at the shower blew my mind. Here, two friends had created their own versions of diaper cakes. Traditionally, a diaper cake is literally a cake made out of diapers, but here they had made a baby carriage with diapers as the wheels and a hot air balloon. I wonder, what were their inspirations? 🙂 

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During the shower, everyone was encouraged to draw their own onesies. I think this is the highlight activity for every shower because it’s a great keepsake for the parents to remember all guests. It’s also incredibly fun to see the baby wear the different designs made by his/her own friends and relatives!

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At the end of the day, the mother-to-be had a great time and it was really nice to see everything come together. A huge thanks to Jen and Nita for throwing a great shower and also allowing me to post some of my pictures on this site.

Lastly, a huge congratulations to my sister-in-law & brother-in-law! I’m so excited!

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