I am pleased to announce that I am going to become an AUNT! Yes, Jennifer Elizabeth Amenta, of Jennifer Elizabeth jewelry is going to be an aunt. My younger brother, Jake, is marrying the sweetest girl, Charity. I will finally have a sister! During their engagement Charity found out she was pregnant, which is such a blessing because my mother and grandmother so want a grandchild..and they have got a long ways to go with me, lol, so this is actually perfect. So with that, I get to plan her shower! Were having a bridal/baby shower in March and since I am engaged as well, I thought this would be really fun, if not trial and error for my own…
First up is getting invitations, and I found out it’s harder than I thought! Their are a million different places to get/make invitations. First stop was Kate’s Paperie. They have an excellent selection and they also customize invites for weddings, showers, etc. Like how cute is this one for a baby shower: And this one is soooo beautiful for a bridal shower:
But unfortunately they don’t have a combined bridal and baby shower invite, so I am going to customize it myself. To work with my budget for this shower, I went to www.walgreens.com and went to the photo section. You can make invites there and put a picture in of what ever you may like! So I chose an adorable pic of my brother and Charity and voila! Done with that one!
Next up….Dessert? Obviously.
I’m a cupcake girl. Want to win my heart over? Send me cupcakes! In NYC there are so many delicious places to go for cupcakes:
Cupcake Cafe, 18 West 18th Street
Crumbs, They have many locations, I like the one in Brooklyn Heights at 109 Montague Street I would take the Colossal Cupcake, but I think I would OD on all that sugar so that’s probably not the best idea. But it sure does look good.
A lot of people come to New York City to go sight-seeing, stroll through Central Park and….go to Magnolia Bakery. Whenever you go there, morning, noon, or night, you will always find a line wrapped around the sidewalk in order to get in. They are motly known for the ah-mazing Red Velvet cupcakes. Personally, they are a little to sweet for me, but I would take one if it was in front of me. And this cupcake tower for a wedding is pretty cool,
Then the last one is Billy’s Bakery, which I think has, hands down, the best cupcakes I have ever had. Ever.
Billy’s Bakery has two locations. I go to the one in Chelsea, 184 9th Avenue between 21st and 22nd
Charity- your just going to have to wait and find out which one!!
I got my invitations and my dessert done. Activities, party food, gifts, and decorating are next on the list, but I can’t give everything away. It’s gotta be a surprise!
Love ya Charity xo