Mollie's Garden Party Baby Shower

Sep
14

Have you ever planned a Baby Shower? This past weekend, my Mom and I hosted a Garden Party Baby Shower for my sweet Sister in Law, Mollie! I sort of dream of owning my own party planning business so I jumped at the idea of designing the concept of this shower.  
Here are all the pretty little details!

A baby girl means that you can really go all out with pink florals. This formal outdoor garden brunch ended up being the perfect mix of sophisticated and cute!  Placing bright hues like pink, mint and light coral on neutral white linens made for great contrast and perfect color pop!

I used the yard's natural landscape to my advantage and transformed the greenery into a large canvas backdrop. Combining these Oh Baby Balloons with crepe flowers pulled it all off. 

Modern black and white stripes with florals is a really popular look right now. Filling these make-up bags with this beautiful stationery for each place setting fit that trend nicely. 

For visual balance try having three small to medium sized cakes at varying heights versus one large cake. This also allows guests to sample a few flavors. We went with Red Velvet, Lemon Chiffon and Chocolate!

My mom and other sister in law (well not officially sister in law but basically) did an amazing job with the food! Even though we went with an informal buffet, a formal menu at each setting added to the decor and made the food feel even that more special. Most of our guests thought it was a catered event.
THIS customizable black and white baby shower runner was perfect and really completed the look of the table. Generally, it is too easy to forget about incorporating a food table into the design of an event. These new tinyprints.com customizable event runners make it easy to remember.

Try using milk glass stands and simple ceramic candy dishes to elevate the items on your dessert table. Solid colored textured cakes are pretty but also simple enough to add a fun mix of florals to.
I emailed an image of our finished crepe paper flowers to the florist to ensure that the real flowers on our cakes would match! Sometimes it's the little details that make a difference. A faux floral garland, a handful of crepe flowers and a little hot glue take a table from plain to pretty.
Instead of purchasing a handful of crepe flowers on etsy.com for $80-$100 I decided to buy THIS PAPER and follow THIS TUTORIAL to make a ton of my own for a really dramatic look.

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Thanks for all your help with the food Meredith! You make the perfect model too!

Thanks for all your help with the food Meredith! You make the perfect model too!

This chocolate fountain was so large, dramatic and beautiful that it needed to have it's own table. If you want your event to feel like a serious celebration then I'd recommend one for sure! Now that we have this machine in circulation I am 100% positive that it will make an appearance at every family party. Nostalgia Electrics is the best! We used their cotton candy machine for Allie's FROZEN Party and cannot get enough of them now.

You probably know my love for Freshly Picked Moccasins by now. My kid's love them for their comfort and I love them for how wonderfully sweet they are! So sweet that I could not resist putting a pair on our dessert table. I know Mollie and baby will love them too!

I managed to pull the black and white part of our color palette through to a number of party favors too! Guests loved these customizable Baby Shower glasses from Partycity.com and they looked great on our tables. If black and white is not part of your color scheme don't worry. They have a ton of color options and designs available!
You can also find a great selection of pink and white candy. Aside from using candy on the dessert table, I also filled a number of favor containers for the table too! Sweet candy favors and vintage inspired votives complimented our floral center pieces.

New Shutterfly.com paper weights and a close up our crepe flowers

New Shutterfly.com paper weights and a close up our crepe flowers

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Congrats Mollie and Mike! We hope you loved the party, wish you the best and can't wait to meet the little one. xoxo!

Featured party items were provide c/o in exchange for styling and promotion. Thank you Tinyprints.com, Shutterfly.com, Freshlypicked.com, NostalgiaElectrics.com, and Partycity.com