Monday, 24 August 2015

My Surprise Baby Shower

Hello My Loves

Over the weekend, I had the most wonderful surprise.  My closest friends planned a baby shower for me (Yup, that's me, the one with the big belly!) 




It is so hard to throw me a surprise anything as I always end up sussing out surprises even though I love them.  I end up ruining them for myself! So I was very impressed with my husband, mother and best friends who were all in on the secret!



(The Drawing Room, photo from www.adaremanor.com)

We had afternoon tea in the Adare Manor hotel.  This is a beautiful 5 star hotel in the West of Ireland. It is a neo-Gothic manor house and really makes me feel like one of the cast of Downton Abbey when I am there.  

(Photographs from www.adaremanor.com)

It was such a treat to spend the afternoon being spoiled by my closest friends and eating cake. I hope you like these photographs as much as I enjoyed my afternoon and it makes you,  my blogging friends feel as if you were a part of my special day too.

Love, Mini
xxx
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  1. Awww this is such a lovely post - really beautiful and looks like a wonderful time! :)

    Layla xx

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    1. Thanks so much Layla, it was a great day X

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  2. Ahh, that's so wonderful and at a stunning place too :)
    I hope you had an awesome time!

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    1. Thanks Nomaqhawe, it was such a nice day with my friends X

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  3. Oh how lovely! Your friends and family did an amazing job by planning that beautiful baby shower, and especially by hiding it from you ;) The sweets look SO yummy, and yes everything is very Downtown Abbey, from the table setting to duh, the hotel itself!! Haha. I'm glad to know that you had a lovely time with your loved ones;)
    xx

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    1. Thanks so much Deb. I felt so fancy! Hope you have a lovely weekend X

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  4. I love a good afternoon tea style party and the venue looks incredible, like something from a fairy tale. Congrats on the baby and the shower!

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    1. Isnt afternoon tea just the best?! I love feeling so fancy. Thanks SBUK, have a great weekend X

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  5. Wow the place looks interesting.
    Lovin' this baby shower :)

    Btw, your looking gorg mom to be

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    1. Thanks so much! We had the best time! Thanks for always having such lovely kind words. Have a great weekend X

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  6. Great post! I hope your baby in your belly is feeling the happiness too ;)

    Regards,
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    1. Thanks Christy! I hope baby is feeling the happiness too! Have a great weekend X

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  7. Awww your friends are the sweetest and woah! What a location!

    Sxx
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    1. Thanks so much Sonia. Have a great weekend X

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  8. What lovely friends throwing you this surprise party! These chose the prettiest place too- this looks like something from a fairy tale

    Rachel xx
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    1. Thanks Rachel, you are so right. The place was so pretty. Have a great weekend X

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  9. What a nice party! So nice of your friends! The castle looks amazing. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog last week! I mentioned it in my post on Monday

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    1. Thanks so much LBG, I loved your new post. I look forward to them all as I also have an affinity with the city. X

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  10. That's so sweet of your friends and yay for you being truly surprised by it. Looks like a really lovely party and how amazing is that manor house!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Hi Rowena, thanks so much for your lovely comments. It was such a nice afternoon. Have a great weekend X

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  11. wow, the hotel looks amazing!

    Liebste Grüße ♥
    Mai von Sparkle & Sand

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  12. How sweet! What an amazing event. :)

    -Ashley
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    1. Thanks Ashley, I felt so loved and special. Have a great weekend X

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  13. This is so sweet and you look great!

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    1. Thanks so much Carina. Have a great weekend X

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  14. Firstly I have to say that you have amazing friends, dear ;) What's more - I love this hotel, it looks like a castle :)

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    1. Thanks so much! The hotel was so beautiful, I felt very blessed. Have a great weekend X

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  15. These pictures are lovely, what a fun baby shower! Gorgeous location!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
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    1. Thanks so much. I felt very blessed. Have a great weekend X

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    1. Thanks so much Adriana. Have a lovely weekend X

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  17. Wow! Very fun~ I love afternoon tea party like this ^^ Followed you back on all sosmed, GFC, G+, and also bloglovin ^^

    Let's keep in touch~ Have a nice day!!
    Xoxo,
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    1. Thanks so much for all the support, have a great weekend X

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  18. sounded fun! omg those are real friends, surprising you. I'm so happy for you <3

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    1. Thanks Kandice, I was so happy with the whole day. Have a lovely weekend X

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  19. Wonderful idea dear
    Have a beautiful day
    Kiss
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  20. This is so cute! Love the photos, looks like a great time x

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    1. Thanks so much, have a lovely weekend X

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  21. Aww this is so sweet, you have such lovely friends and family!
    I am the same with surprises, I love them but I'm such a detective that I always end up figuring them out and then having to pretend to not know! Haha

    X

    Anjelique

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    1. Thanks Anjelique, I wish I wasnt such a detective at times lol! Have a great weekend X

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  22. So sweet! All the arrangements look fab!much love.
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    1. Thanks so much Chi Chi, have a lovely weekend X

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  23. Awww, this is so sweet and what a lovely surprise for you! You look absolutely glowing and happy!

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    1. Aw, thanks Shireen, hope all is well with you X

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  24. What a wonderful surprise, you have the kindest friends to have done this for you! The location is perfection for a baby shower and there's no going wrong with an indulgent afternoon tea - yum! ;)

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    1. Thanks so much Gabrielle. I am so blessed with my friends. Hope you have a lovely weekend X

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    1. Thanks Tash. Hope you have a lovely weekend X

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  26. That place is beautiful! I wish we had historical treasures like that in the US. Congrats on your bundle of joy!

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    1. Thanks Yasmin, its actually very popular with US tourists! Hope you have a lovely weekend X

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  27. Your friends are awesome ! And the hotel seemsvery beautiful :D

    xoxo ❤
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    1. Thanks Fatima, hope you have a lovely weekend X

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  28. Oh my Goodness!!! What a beautiful surprise!! congratulations!! The location was perfect!.
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    1. Thanks Arely, I loved the location, hope you have a great weekend X

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  29. Omg, this hotel looks like a castel. Perfect place!
    Also I see you had a fun that day... and congraaaaats!♥

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    1. Thanks Anna - Alina, I loved the location, hope you have a great weekend X

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  31. Looks like you had a great time!

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  32. Great food pics!
    xoxo Lynda
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