"You have a baby! In a bar?!?"
Love that movie. Today, it was reality at the Sandbar. We hosted what we think is our first-ever baby shower.
Long-time regular customers and float dancers Brandon and Sherri (who I think may have also met at our establishment, but I'm not positive) are expecting their first bundle of joy in September. Sherri's friends wanted to have a fun shower for her, and the Sandbar seemed a logical place.
We aren't open on Sunday afternoons anyway, so it was the perfect time for a bunch of ladies to gather and play games, open gifts, eat snacks and drink Bahama Mama's. Heather even made a virgin "Bahama Mommy" for the mommy-to-be.
The back corner of the bar might have looked a little unusual, with all the pastel gift bags and stuffed animals decorating the space:
Of course, the proud parents put a commemorative dollar bill on the wall, high above the ladies' room so no one can tear it down.
We wondered what passers-by might think if they looked in the window and saw ladies pinning baby clothes to a makeshift clothesline. Or the random customer who might think we're open and wander into a pink extravaganza. We even had a stroller and a five month old baby present for the festivities.
The shower was such a hit that we're thinking maybe Sunday afternoons could be useful after all. Bridal and baby showers might be a fun thing for us to host, and for girls who love the Sandbar and want a fun, casual place to hold an event, it's perfect. If you're interested, let us know.
Congratulations to Brandon and Sherri and baby girl!