Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 2:33PM
Nicole and I just completed a beautiful baby shower for ourgood friend, Christy. When Christyapproached us about the shower she really wanted it to be a fun time for thewoman invited. She wanted to bring in non-alcoholic cocktails (Mocktails) andmake everything very girly. She alreadyhas a little girl and she really wanted to embrace the girl theme. Also, ourbeautiful mom-to-be has gestational diabetes so we wanted to be very particularin the foods we would serve. We wanted to offer things that Christy could enjoyas well.
At first, webrainstormed about how we could incorporate cocktail glasses. Wedecided to have a bar with 2 options for drinks with fun ingredients. We served these drinks in fun cocktailglasses with colorful sugar rims. One of the mocktails we made was carb andsugar free.
Next, we decided that it would be fun to serve desserts inthe cocktail glasses as well. We did notwant to serve the typical cake or cupcakes because our mom-to-be would not beable to enjoy them. Instead, we served aspiced cheesecake and cherry Jello dessert. Both of these options were sugarfree and were yummy items that our mom-to-be could enjoy along with her guests.
After we started mulling over our menu ideas, we decidedthat it would be fun to have a “Sugar and Spice” theme. By incorporating this theme we could use manycolors and have some fun food options that everyone could enjoy.
I started looking around for fun colors and I really wanteda vintage nursery theme. I found somefun scrapbook paper, polka dot napkins, fun paper tissues colors, and somegreat Martha Stewart Crafts at Joanne’s. By bringing all of these items together I thought it made a fun brightcolorful party that worked well with all different sugar and spice ideas.
The budget for this event was small so we wanted to findlots of easy & inexpensive ways to bring in our theme. We made most of our signs with our scrapbookpaper, we made all of our tissue poms, we found cute “sugar and spice” foodtagson Etsy that we were able to put all over the house, and we even made 3jars: one full of sugars, one full of spices, and one full of fun girly things.
We decided that we wanted to add in a few fun aspects to theparty because the mom-to-be did not want to play any shower games. We made abright photo booth section so that Christy could get some great pictures withall of her guests. We also made a “wall of encouragement” where guests couldwrite encouragement and words of wisdom. Our mom-to-be loved this idea and took the whole wall home with her sothat she could scrapbook all the encouragement she was given.
Our food table consisted of a Sugar side and a Spice side.We wanted each side to have something correlating by being the same size andshape but being a totally different food item.
When all was said and done the shower looked great and ourmom-to-be was very happy. All of the guests had a great time and went home withsome home-made spiced popcorn with a sweet little tag.
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Photography done by our sweet friends, Michelle Fonda,Elizabeth McCall
Decorations, event design, and more done by Cherry KissedEvents