A Garden Party {Baby Shower}

This past weekend I hosted a garden baby shower for my sweet friend. We have known each other since we were kids and we have grown up together. I can’t tell you how happy I am for her and how thrilled I was to be able to throw her this baby shower.
Her and her husband don’t know the sex of the baby, so there was no traditional pink or blue happening at this party. Which is quite okay with me because being non-tradition is quite fitting for me when it comes to decorating and party throwing. It all started with the doily invitations that I made a few weeks ago.
I kept the color theme simple. I picked a deep purple, a very bright green, and crisp white. I love how all the colors came together. It’s amazing how if you pick a good color scheme and stick with it, the whole thing comes together amazingly. The green and purple just pop of the white.
I mixed a lot of old and new items in the decor. Mixing more modern decorating elements like paper lanterns with vintage finds like old crates and serveware. I even rounded up a bunch of antique tablecloths to cover some of the tables that we used. Check out that crocheted tablecloth on the food table, isn’t it amazing???
The shower was a brunch and we made a variety of breakfast and lunch items. I tried to mix up the serveware with varying heights, sizes, and colors. It just makes the whole line up look more appealing to the eye. Although, now that I mention it, it all looks pretty yummy right now!
Speaking of yummy…..check out the desserts!!! I have to admit though, I did not make these delicious looking pastries. We were living out of a hotel during our stay and there was no way we could make everything. So we decided to outsource the desserts. I am so glad we did because these desserts were. so. good.
I wanted to keep the table decorations clean and simple. I’ve been gathering different pitchers and teapots over the past several months. They made the perfect vases for my colorful bouquet centerpieces. I absolutely love having fresh flowers around. Especially bright beautiful ones. Aren’t those colors just amazing?
I placed each pitcher on a large paper doily and surrounded the whole thing with doily covered votive candles. A little candlelight adds a lot of whimsy to a room with just a little effort. Adding the paper doily to the outside of the candle holder added a romantic element. Notice those little picture frames? I contacted the soon to be grandparents to locate baby pictures of mommy and daddy. They were a hit and it was so fun to see what they each looked liked as babies. I put the photos in small purple, green, and white picture frames that I found at Michael’s.
I kept the color scheme going over to the drink table as well.
I decided to use mason jars for the drinking glasses and popped some purple & white striped straws to finish them off. I thought the mason jars went great with the garden theme and I have to admit, I’m a little obsessed with them too.
I found these stunning ornate purple picture frames to use as table signs. I just printed the different words out on some fun paper and popped it in the frames. I used them on the drink, gift, and dessert tables. Some smaller bouquets of flowers placed in larger mason jars were placed around the room in varying spots. Did I mention how much I love mason jars?
I also made a fun banner out of some fun coordinated purple, green, and white papers. I spelled out ” BABY MAKES THREE” and draped it across some lattice work and burlap.
So now comes the time where I just post a bunch of random pictures that I took. In theory, to show you all the details of the party. In reality, it’s because I have just way to many pictures and I want to share them all!
I’ll leave things with a picture of the flowers that I loved so much! The shower was a lot of work but so worth it. There ended up being 43 ladies at the shower and they all showered mommy and baby with all kinds of fantastic gifts. I can’t wait until the little bundle of joy arrives!!!
So what do you think??? How did I do???

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Comments

  1. So cute! I’m throwing a baby shower too this weekend! So fun 🙂

  2. So pretty and elegant. It think you did awesome!

  3. You did AWESOME! Exactly my style!

  4. love love love it!!!

  5. love love love it!

  6. Beautiful color combo! I think it looks very nice. I’m sure the mom to be was very impressed and loved it.

  7. What beautiful colors! It looks like a beautiful party for the mom to be!

  8. You did a great job! Love the colors and the decorations. I hope your sweet friend enjoyed it all.

  9. Beautiful! How blessed is that Momma to Be!

  10. Oh my gosh, this is so much work! It turned out gorgeous!!! I love the colors- and how EVERYTHING coordinates. Such a fun spring-y look. Great job!

  11. You can never go wrong with a nice welcoming blackboard/chalk combo message 🙂

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