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Vintage Inspired Baby Shower and Party Menu

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    My sister is on baby #3! Wowza! She already has 2 cute littles at home; a 2-yr old gal that is obsessed with shoes and all things girlie and a 3 year old boy who has a strong fascination with hoses, sprinklers and water in general.

    Anna and Fedor, you people are brave! lol. They aren’t finding out the sex of the baby. Isn’t that the coolest thing? To be surprised at the birth? Anyway, here are some shots from the baby shower. My creative sister, Alla, came up with the decor ideas and made most of the pretty things.

    P.S. follow my Pinterest baby shower board if you want more baby shower inspiration!

    The food was a big potluck with contributions from family. It was a healthy and truly delicious menu. I was looking around after the meal and everyone up and down the table had cleared their plates; always a good sign! Here’s a quick peek at the party.
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    Food, glorious food…

    1. Egg and chive canapΓ©s made by Sveta (a party favorite – always!)

    2. Quinoa Salad made by Mera (I re-pinned this from Mera on my salad board)

    Babyshower 3

    1. Greek Salad – Here’s the recipe!

    2. A fruity salad made by my sister Alla. This one is asking to be re-created and shared with y’all!

    Babyshower 4

    1. A simple chicken and veggie stir fry made by Anna’s Sister-in-law, Tanya.

    2. Red potatoes in sauce

    Babyshower 5

    1. Corned beef. This was yummy! My Mama made it and now I have to make it πŸ™‚

    2. BBQ Chicken breast. Simple and delicious.

    Babyshower 6

    1. Mom’s famous Rogaliki (Rugelasch with jam) – these always go like hot cakes. So easy & good!

    2. There was a crazy amount of delicious berries (come to Mama!), watermelon, pineapple and cantaloupe.

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    The drinks included the (wildly popular and loved by kids and adults) strawberry basil lemonade. I also made a simple iced tea.

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    P.S. There was also a cheesecake and I’ll share that recipe with you soon! Here’s a sneak peak from my Instagram feed. Make sure to follow me on Instagram for more sneak peaks and funny nuggets ;).

    Some pics of a few of the party goers and lovely Mama-to-be.

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    Planning parties takes some work but it is a labor of love (get it? Labor? Hahahaha).Β I hope your spring and summer are filled with happy and memorable events! Anna, I’m so excited for the new addition to the family (boy or girl)!Β 

    Natasha Kravchuk

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    • Olviya@servingsisters.com
      April 17, 2014

      Ah, I would never have the patience to wait to find out the gender! Kudos to your sister. She looks radiant, as do you Natasha!

      What a scrumptious spread of food! I’ve made Two Peas Quinoa salad in the past and loved it…thanks for reminding me about it. πŸ˜‰

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      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        April 17, 2014

        Thank you! She has a boy and a girl and I think she figured she’d be set either way πŸ™‚ I imagine it would probably be more exciting than Christmas morning to find out that way! πŸ™‚

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    • Irina
      April 15, 2014

      Love love this Natasha! I’m sharing this on FB πŸ™‚

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      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        April 15, 2014

        Thanks so much for sharing! I so appreciate it πŸ™‚

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    • Olena@iFOODreal
      April 15, 2014

      OMG, I had exactly the same maternity shirt as your sister is wearing. I think I donated it…LOL. Kidding. Lovely party, food and decor! Nice to have a big family, in a way. LOL. Kidding again. Baby #3 with 3 and 2 year olds…yes, some people are crazy brave! To each their own, I guess. Like me no baby #3 and no RV ever. LOL. All the best to your sister, Natasha!

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      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        April 15, 2014

        RV? Lol. I’m not the RV type either although my parents have one and it is convenient if you’re a major camper πŸ™‚ I always wanted to have kids that were close in age but it didn’t work out,… oh well. πŸ™‚

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    • Anna m
      April 14, 2014

      Aww thanks Natasha! I loved the baby shower you guys are the best, send me that pic of me and Fedor you have posted here It looks nicer than the shot I got πŸ™‚ thanks sis

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      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        April 14, 2014

        Anytime. I got some other cute ones too. We’ll just send you what I got. There are some kissy kissy ones too that aren’t rated PG for the blog so I couldn’t post them. πŸ˜‰

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    • Olya
      April 14, 2014

      Looks beautiful! You girls are very creative πŸ™‚ so since they aren’t finding out the sex of baby how did you guys do gifts?

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      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        April 14, 2014

        Thank you for your sweet compliment! She registered for some gender neutral practical items πŸ™‚ no one gave her any clothes except some onesies.

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        • Olya
          April 18, 2014

          Those BBQ chicken breasts look yummy! Mind sharing a recipe please πŸ™‚

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          • Natasha
            natashaskitchen
            April 18, 2014

            I’ll see what I can come up with. My sister’s husband made them πŸ™‚

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    • EinnaL
      April 14, 2014

      Anna is seriously the cutest!!! congrats to her and Fedor.. the decor and food looks wonderful

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      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        April 14, 2014

        Thanks girl! She is a cute prego isn’t she?

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    • Vika
      April 14, 2014

      Beautiful decor! And congrats to mama to be with #3!!
      And you look so pretty and TAN!!! πŸ™‚

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      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        April 14, 2014

        Haha thank you! It must be that lingering Maui tan πŸ™‚ I’m so glad I didn’t burn there. I was super careful to use sunblock. It’s almost warm enough now to tan outside in Idaho! πŸ™‚

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    • Julia @Vikalinka
      April 14, 2014

      Looks like so much fun! Alright, here is what I am dying to know, Natasha. You always seem like a tall girl to me but the last picture got me doubting. Is your husband a bit of a giant? Or you are not as tall? lol We have got to meet in person!!

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      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        April 14, 2014

        He is a bit of a giant. Lol. He’s 6’4″ and I am 5’6 and 1/2″ (that 1/2 is important you know) πŸ˜‰ Your comment made me laugh.

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      • Marina | Let the Baking Begin!
        April 15, 2014

        As I got to that picture, I was thinking the same-exact-thing!)))
        From Natasha’s comment it looks like we are same exact height πŸ˜€ to the 1/2 inch))

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        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          April 15, 2014

          It looks like the 1/2 inch is important to you too! πŸ˜‰ lol

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    • Anna @ Happy Medley
      April 14, 2014

      This looks like so much fun! You always have such extensive menus and it’s always so pretty… Love every detail!

      happymedley.blogspot.com

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      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        April 14, 2014

        Anna, thank you! I’m blessed with talented and creative sisters. πŸ™‚

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    • Olga
      April 14, 2014

      Parties are so much fun, especially for siblings:). I absolutely love your decor and what a great menu!

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      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        April 14, 2014

        Thank you Olga! So true; those are the best parities and we had a very well balanced menu :).

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