I had the honor of hosting one of my best friend’s baby showers over the weekend! She’s having a baby girl in about 6 weeks and her name is going to be Abby. : ) I obviously love planning little get togethers and when it’s to celebrate something as wonderful as a new baby, it makes it evens sweeter.
I found the invitation design on Etsy and was able to use the graphics to make some coordinating pieces including a bookplate that was included with each invitation. Everyone brought a children’s book (Kelly loves to read) to start Abby’s book collection.
The tassels are tissue paper poms (down below) are from Etsy as well. The cookies and cake pops were made by my talented friend Maria of mariaVcreative. The adorable cake was made by my favorite local bakery, Frosting in Vero Beach.
Since I had a few book inspired ideas for the shower, I decided to do a little craft project for the favors. I purchased the felt flowers and leaves on Etsy and glued them to large paper clips to be used as bookmarks. I also designed some sticky note pads (ordered from Vista Print) to include with the little flower bookmarks.
The menu included quiche – broccoli & bacon, ham & cheese, and Greek; cucumbers with herbed cream cheese, mini muffins, fruit skewers and fruit & yogurt parfaits with granola. I always get nervous about serving food, will there be enough? Will everyone like what’s being served? The answer to both of these questions was YES, with plenty left over as well!
Kelly received tons of useful and thoughtful gifts for her little girl. I’m so happy I had the honor of hosting a baby shower for her, especially since she threw one for me when I was pregnant with my daughter almost four years ago!