October 30 2018 – Laura Wright
October was the month of baby showers! With two of my very favorite ladies expecting their first children, festivities were in order! Neither event required much more than a bit of planning. Here's a quick recap of each, proving that your next party can be both lovely and stress free:
- LIZZIE -
Liz is a lifelong, family friend. Her mother and mine were (and continue to be) childhood best friends. We spent every summer together playing made-up games by the pool, golfing and playing Barbies. I was so honored to be a bridesmaid in her wedding and even more honored to host a shower for her and baby-on-the-way!
BABY GENDER: Unknown
THEME: Liz and her husband are fixing up a family farmhouse and moving to the country soon. We went with a baby farm animal theme, the obvious choice.
INVITATIONS: These invitations were inspired by babies on the farm and created to feel like a children's book (a gift request from the expecting mother). The invitations were over-the-top with custom glitter detail and envelopes printed with the farm animal design. Available by request.
HOSTS: My mom and I
VENUE: My mom's beautiful home
TIME: 2:00 in the afternoon
MENU: Classic and simple home made tea-time finger foods, inspired by Liz's grandmother. Including...
- Lemon-Rosemary Bundt Cake
- English Cucumber-Dill Tea Sandwiches
- Strawberry Sorbet Pastry Bites
- Almond Sticks (LOCAL FRIENDS: These are from Underbrink's Bakery and are a must-try!)
- Star Sugar Cookies (one of my mom's go-to party foods... also from Underbrinks!)
GAMES: Custom game cards, by yours truly: "GUESS WHO", "BABY A-Z" and "PREDICTIONS AND ADVICE"
FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS: Soft colors with a bit of pop, done by yours truly!
MY GIFT: Custom baby swaddle blankets with farm animal illustrations to match the invitations, signed books and baby essentials, all wrapped in custom wrapping paper!
- ALLIE -
Allie is my most recent close friend... and I am so blessed by our friendship! She moved to our sweet little town with her husband. We met through mutual friends, went on a 'friend interview' lunch date and the rest is history. We've been laughing together ever since! Our friendship is so special and I can't wait to meet her precious baby!
BABY GENDER: Girl
THEME: Allie is a girl-on-the-go, so a travel theme was only natural!
INVITATIONS: Travel themed with Allie's family spinning around the globe! These invitations were EXTRA-EXTRA-EXTRA and are available by request!
HOSTS: Three dear friends and myself
VENUE: One of the hosts lovely home
MENU: Catered for ease! Our massive spread included mini crab cakes, a favorite queso, a grilled veggie platter, and pastries adorned with frosting to match the invitations!
FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS: Lovely pastels including soft pinks with texture, also done by yours truly!
MY GIFT: Custom swaddle blankets to match the invitations, the sweetest metallic leather baby shoes and a Barefoot Dreams stuffed rattle, all wrapped in custom wrapping paper!
OTHER: Custom 'GO BABY GO' cocktail napkins to carry the invitation theme through the event!