I’m not into sharing other peoples faces on my blog so this is all we get from baby’s namegiving party! Throwing a ”namegiving party” is becoming a tradition in Sweden instead of a christian baptism, and you can either go completely overboard or not. I chose a mix! We were almost 20 people in our house. A house that we managed to make look like we had unpacked aaaages ago and not the night before. Me and the family made all the food our selves. No fancy ornaments except a pale grey cotton cloth on the dining room table, and a bouquet of flowers that we were given by one of our guests. I had of course been inspired by Pinterest images of bunting and balloons, but in the end we didn’t bother and that makes me happy because I am still tired two days after with the ”little” we did before and during the party!
We started out on our lawn, standing in a circle singing a song about summer. I told the story of our girl’s names, and we finished off with a christmas song – she was our early christmas gift! Because this was probably actually the first day of autumn we ate chicken, quiches and sallad inside and finished off with two crazy looking pavlova cakes. As I was too busy trying to divide the cake into pieces there is no picture of the cake. I will save the recipe and try again some time though, I think the merengue just got too thin! I love a simple cake with cream!
After everyone had left we opened up baby’s presents and they were all awesome! A great mix of traditional mementos like jewelry and ornaments, together with books and toys that will last her a long time. And a little elder-tree for our garden! Her own tree
She showed off her crawling skills. You’re getting close honey, you just gotta leave the splits and bend your knees!