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Sweet Southern Boy: A Virtual Baby Shower for Nikki

In just a few short weeks (or less!) my good friend Nikki, from Seeded at the Table, will be welcoming home her second baby boy! Of course we couldn’t let this opportunity for a celebration to pass, so Kelsey, from Apple a Day, and I joined forces to host a virtual shower in Nikki’s honor. Because Nikki recently moved to Mississippi and has been getting in touch with her Southern, we came up with what we think is the perfect theme –  Sweet Southern Boy!

Nikki was one of the first bloggers I got to know “in real life” after starting Sunny Side Up several years ago. I could immediately tell that she was a wonderfully genuine and friendly person. She even helped to convince me to attend my first food blogging conference and we, along with Joelen, were roomies at the Foodbuzz festival in 2011. Even though we had only ever “talked” online as soon as we met in person it was like we were old friends. We laughed (and ate!) our way through San Francisco. She continues to be one of my all-time favorite bloggers and great friend. I can’t wait to for her to have this new sweet baby and expand that beautiful family of hers!

Congratulations on your Sweet Southern Boy, Nikki! I couldn’t be happier for you!!

To celebrate Nikki’s Sweet Southern Boy, Kelsey and I gathered a fabulous group of Nikki’s favorite bloggers for a virtual shower. There are lots of delicious treats and some very cute shower decoration ideas.

Thank you so much Kelsey and the rest of the shower contributors. I just wish this were a real shower so we could all get together and really enjoy your great contributions!

First, my fabulous co-host, Kelsey. The Mississippi Mud Cupcakes she made are a perfect nod to Nikki’s new home.

Joelen, from What’s Cookin’ Chicago, made these fabulous Fried Apple Corn Muffins. Yum!

One dessert that always reminds me of the South is pie. So these Mini-Peach Pies from Krissy at Krissy’s Creations are just perfect for a Sweet Southern Boy themed shower.

I would love to see these delicious Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Nuggets at the next baby shower I go to. Yum! Brought to you by Nicole of Prevention RD.

Liz, from The Lemon Bowl, went straight to heart of all Southern drinks with this Sparkling Sweet Tea with Lemon and Mint.

Sheila, from Eat2gather, is a girl after my own heart with these Easy Chicken Enchiladas.

Biscuits are a classic Southern treat, and Rachel’s Herbed Buttermilk Biscuits look amazing!

Jessica, from My Baking Heart, baked up this perfect looking Cream Cheese Banana Bread.

These fusion cupcakes from Krystal, of Mrs.Regueiro’s Plate, are the perfect Southern shower dessert- Sweet Tea Cupcakes.

I love this twist on bite size sandwiches that you often see at showers. Mini ham sandwiches with pineapple chutney on buttermilk biscuits from Lisa the Cooking Bride.

Look how perfect these cookies are! Brought to you by Callie, at Little Morgan People.

These Bow-Tie Cupcake Toppers, by Brooke from Lemon Drop Shop,  would be a show stopper at any baby shower!!

Rebekah, from Twinkle and Twine, contributes this really adorable table setting and shower favor idea for a “Bay-by Shower”! How cute is this??

Finally, for my own contribution, I blended what I see as the ultimate baby shower appetizer and Southern treat. Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs!



This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. Nikki @Seeded at the Table

    What a great contribution of recipes!! Thank you for co-hosting, Jessica! I absolutely LOVE deviled eggs and can’t wait to try them with this southern twist. You, too, are one of my favorite blogging friends! Awwww…aren’t we getting so sappy? 😉

    1. Jessica

      That’s what baby showers are all about. Sappy, cheesy stuff! 🙂


  2. Rachel Cooks

    Thanks for hosting!

    1. Jessica

      Thank you for joining in the fun!

  3. Rebekah

    Jessica, thanks so much for hosting this fun shower for Nikki! All of the posts look gorgeous and your pimento cheese deviled eggs look like the perfect southern treat!

    1. Jessica

      Thank you for participating! Your table decor is so adorable!!

  4. Lisa @ The Cooking Bride

    Thanks for organizing the shower! This was a lot of fun! My husband LOVES deviled eggs. I am definitely going to have to make these for him.

    1. Jessica

      Thank you for joining! Your mini sandwiches are stunning!

  5. Kelsey

    Your deviled aggs and everything else look so amazing. Thank you so much for co-hosting with me. I’ve had so much fun showering Nikki and her family with love!

    1. Jessica

      I think we make excellent partners in crime! I agree, everything looks amazing! (In fact I was running out of adjectives last night while writing the post)

  6. Jessica of My Baking Heart

    What a great round-up, Jess! Thanks for co-hosting and inviting me along. It’s almost your turn! 🙂

    1. Jessica


  7. Callie

    Jessica, thanks so much for hosting the shower. Everything looks amazing- what a fantastic collection of treats! So nice to ‘meet’ you and make a new blogging friend! 🙂

  8. Sheila

    OHmahgerd! I love deviled eggs and I love pimento cheese even more what an amazing combo! Genius ; ) Thanks so much for inviting me to help with Nikki’s shower it’s been great getting to know new creative bloggers! xoxox Sheila

  9. Ali | Gimme Some Oven

    Such a great shower for a great blogger! All of these recipes look amazing, including those gorgeous deviled eggs!

  10. Ummm, I might be fighting Nikki over these scrumptious deviled eggs! What a great twist and fantastic contribution to the shower. Thanks again for hosting for our dear sweet friend!

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