Since parents-to-be Jason and Molly Mesnick are waiting till the big day to find out their baby’s sex, they chose Minted’s neutral party set, Animals Born Free, which included this cute welcome sign and their invitation. “Jason found out that Ty [his son from a previous relationship] was going to be a boy before he arrived,” explained Molly to PEOPLE. “So he wanted to do things a little different this time around, and how could I argue with that!”
To complement the soft colors (yellow, mint green, gray, white) of their party décor, Jenny Keller from Jenny Cookies created a matching dessert bar full of cakes, cupcakes, sugar cookies (shaped like elephants and giraffes), cake lollipops and other pint-size treats.
In between opening presents (a hand-knit hooded sweater was one of Molly’s faves) and playing a baby-themed game of Pictionary, guests sipped drinks from vintage jars filled with gray-and-white striped paper straws and wrapped with sweet elephant tags.
“My two best friends flew in town for the shower,” shared Molly, pictured here with a few of her good pals, including sister-in-law Leslie Mesnick, on her left. “It was a total surprise!”
BOY OR GIRL
With fun blue and pink tags, partygoers were asked to weigh in on the baby’s sex as well as Molly’s due date. “I kind of love the guessing game, and my mind changes daily. Today, I think boy, but tomorrow I’m sure I’ll think girl. We’ll just have to wait and see!” she excitedly revealed.
CANDY TO GO
As if the dessert bar wasn’t enough, guests got to make little goodie bags full of colorful treats that were accompanied by adorable thank-you cards from the mom-to-be.
Guests were also gifted Hanky Panky lace underwear from high-end lingerie shop TrueampCo in mini white boxes adorned with bright animal stickers.
Even though the couple didn’t want a traditional shower, special touches like this “Sweet Baby” sign made it all too clear what they were celebrating – pending parenthood!
After spending a joy-filled day with friends and family, the Mesnicks posed for this charming photo that they plan to share with their little one when he or she arrives. “I can’t wait to snuggle, kiss and hug that little peanut,” said Molly, who glowed in a cropped leather jacket paired with a Tibi print dress she found on Shop It To Me.