Ed and Megan, the expectant parents
The surprise party was held in her own house in Maryland so her family stayed overnight at a hotel so that they wouldn't tip her off. Her friend Laurie took her out to get her nails done to distract her. Meanwhile everyone rushed in to cook and decorate in a jungle-theme to compliment the baby's nursery theme. Melissa made a delicious jungle/Spanish theme spread. Think empanadas, mango salsa, and banana-vanilla smoothies. Yum.
Megan and her sister Melissa with the impressive jungle cake
Jungle-theme nursery wall-- isn't it amazing?
Besides the usual present-opening, someone had the clever idea to let the guests decorate some plain white bibs using fabric markers. Some of the guests were extremely artistic. Others made up for their lack of artistic ability with funny sayings. Amusing for the guests and for the parents.
Check out her awesome giraffe bib
Friends since college (a very long time ago) Laurie, Janice, Megan, and me