Baby Shower - MyHouse (June 5, 2011)

In order to help myself face the idea of being pregnant and becoming a mom, I decided to hold a baby shower at MyHouse for the 2011 Bushwick Open Studios festival as a way for me to announce to friends that I was expecting. For this event, I did not send out any email, Facebook, nor press announcements, and invited people solely via invitations sent by the old fashioned US mail system. This ultimately affected the performance a lot, as I decided that I wanted to wait until I got all of my screening tests back from the doctor to make sure that the baby was healthy before sending it the invitations. The mailing ended up being a bit delayed, and adding this in with unforeseen mail service issues, several of the invites arrived quite late and a couple were even lost in the mail or returned to me. The small group of friends who received the invitation in time and were able to attend, were welcomed by festive balloons and flower arrangements at the entrance to MyHouse, and brightly colored gourmet desserts prepared by myself and my fabulous sister, Chef Wendi, such as cheese boobs, stork cupcakes, and dead baby punch. Participants were also invited to play a fun game of “Pin the Sperm on the Egg.”

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