Custom Baby Shower for Beth - Client Purchase Page
Mood Board 2:
Dark, leafy green, with white and earthy neutrals. Use lots of white flowers and greenery, decorate with white pumpkins
Links to Decorations, Game Ideas & Paper Invitations:
E-Invitations: I highly recommend Paperless Post (examples below).
*Bright Baby for Mood Board 1 and Watercolor Garland for Mood Board 2
Playlist: Search 'baby shower tsc' on Spotify
Create at least one gorgeous ‘instagrammable' space for pics: Use a balloon garland and/or streamer backdrop & place behind the dessert table, the beverage station or a gorgeous accent chair. Add the ‘hello baby’ balloon and some eucalyptus sprays (just tape these randomly on the balloons) and get ready to say cheese! Also, think about adding a balloon arch, with greenery, at the entrance to the house, along with the welcome sign and two clusters of pumpkins on each side of the entrance.
Here are a few ideas for balloon garland placement...
1) Balloon garland, pumpkins and welcome sign
2) Balloon garland behind the dessert table
3) Balloon garland outside, with pumpkins
Use real plates if your dishes are white, or otherwise fit into the color palette. I also like to use vintage china to add a feminine touch. Don't be afraid to mix patterns as well, as long as they are in the same color family.
Set up your food table and beverages stations in two different areas of the party, to encourage mingling and movement.
If guests will be both inside and outside, ensure that you have music playing in both locations.
Set up an "advice for the parents" station, using the game and sign in the decorations links.
Florals - I would check Trader Joe's as soon as they open on the day of the shower. For both mood boards, white hydrangeas and eucalyptus would work beautifully. For mood board one, if they have any pale peach peonies or roses, grab two bunches of those as well. Plan on one large arrangement for the food table, one medium for the beverage area, and one medium arrangement for the savory food table and a couple of smaller arrangements to fill in where needed. Buy extra eucalyptus sprays for the balloon garlands. One bunch per garland should suffice. Keep aside a couple of sprays to decorate the cake as well.
*See table diagrams
Pumpkins - You can find white and pale peach pumpkins at many larger grocery stores. Make sure to get a variety of sizes and heights. You can also buy orange pumpkins and spray paint them white, to help keep costs down. Plan on 2 big clusters at the entrance (for each side buy 1 large pumpkin, 1 medium pumpkin and 3 smaller pumpkins of varying size), 1 cluster on the dessert table (1 medium pumpkin, 2 smaller ones of varying size), and 1 more large cluster in the backyard (1 large pumpkin, 1 medium and 2-3 smaller pumpkins. Buy 3-5 more small pumpkins to place on tables.
Also, be sure to check with the mama-to-be to ensure that you aren't serving foods that make her feel nauseous.
Based on ~10 people, unless otherwise noted
Special precautions during COVID: Have only 1 person serve the food and hand plates out to guests and use disposable utensils.Spinach & Apple Salad
1 large containers of baby spinach
Individual Cheese Boards - Make sure all cheeses are pasturized, so that the mama-to-be can enjoy this too!
Cake - To save time and energy, I typically buy a simple round cake with white icing, then add a cute topper and greenery (try olive leaf or eucalyptus). Most grocery store bakeries can easily make this for you.
A 6" round cake would suffice for 10 servings.
Mini Cupcakes - Store bought is totally fine to save time! Place these on a tiered dessert server on the dessert table
Custom Cookies are always a hit - Try Leyana Sugar Studio and use the mood board of your choice to send for inspiration. Let her know the baby's monogram or last initial if possible. These can be used as an easy party favor!
Drinks - Offer a variety of wine and beer, as well as water and either tea or lemonade. Set up an area either on a table, bar or bar cart, with bottles of wine & beer in a pretty beverage bucket. Be sure to have the wine glasses next to the bev bucket so that guests can serve themselves. You can throw in bottles of water as well. Add the tea or lemonade to a beverage dispenser, along with cups and cocktail napkins to complete your beverage station.
Mocktail for Mom to be - Be sure to have a bottle of non-alcoholic bubbly for the guest of honor, mixed with a splash of cranberry juice for a nice, light drink.
If the weather is going to be cool, add a hot cider bar. Make hot cider and put it in a thermos... Set it out on a serving tray with cinnamon sticks and white mugs or insulated cups.