Celebrating Baby #2!

This past weekend my sister threw me the most relaxing and intimate dinner to celebrate our second little one! It was everything I could have ever imagined! And can I just say…not “baby shower-ish” at all!

There were no gifts, no baby shower games…

Just one killer speech, and a gathering of my favorite women.

It was so special to look around the table and see that every single person sitting there had contributed to my motherhood journey in some way.

What a lucky place this world is…to have kind women like this… raising babies.

Now should we talk FOOD?! We catered from Jon & Vinny’s. One of our favorite LA eateries. They catered Hilary’s birthday dinner and it wa such a great experience that we just did it all again!

We started off with light bites of cheese, olives & salami..

And enjoyed a full hour of cocktails. It is a great way to give guests time to stroll in a bit late and not disrupt the seated dinner.

After Hilary’s sweet introduction and kick off to the evening we dove in to celery salads, and tomato with burrata.

Next, is my favorite. And something some of you may remember from my book. A spicy caesar salad! Topped with crispy crunchy bread crumbs.

We ate our weight in creamy rotini…

And satisfied our sweet tooth with an all-too-delicious confetti cake from our friend A Sweet Savory.

Another sweet element? Guests too home some goodies from The Little Market, courtesy of my dear friend Hannah.

And all the florals were gifted from my very chic and talented friend, Madison of The Flower Firm.

I couldn’t have asked for a better evening. And if you are having your second baby and feel like a shower is silly for the second time around…Do It! It wasn’t about the baby as much as it was about treating your tribe of women to a special night that felt like it was all about them! Most mamas don’t take the time to do things for themselves the way they should. Afterwards, I felt so special and so ready to dive in to this new chapter of motherhood.

Now all we need is our new baby!

xo Haylie

All photos courtesy of Laura Moll Photography