Thursday, September 17, 2009

Christian's Baby Shower

I recently hosted a baby shower for my friend, Eunice. Eager to make it classy and cute, yet simple and practical, I called my sister-in-law, Rebecca, for some party planning advice. She gave me some great ideas to get the ball rolling and I think we had a great shower. Here's how it looked.

For decor:
It doesn't get more classic than wood blocks.

Fresh flowers--always a must.

I turned my dining room light fixture into a happy little paper mobile.

Rebecca gave me this darling idea to hang tiny white onesies with clothespins. Loved it!

On the (breakfast) menu:
Mini frittatas
fresh fruit (we ended up with double--thanks to Eunice's hubby!)
fresh bread with butter and jam
milk and juice
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Party favors:
Simple fabric bags filled with (what else?!) dark Dove chocolates.
We had a marvelous time. Christian arrived about 10 days later, and is cute as can be.

Come back tomorrow for all the recipes and instructions!



Rachael said...

girls--just have to tell you AGAIN how much I love this site! it's the first one I check every morning--I love the daily dose of inspiration, wit, and beauty! thank you so much for bringing us so many practical and pretty tools for enriching our lives--I know it's got to be a ton of work coordinating and writing all of this, but it is much appreciated!!

Emily said...

great ideas anne. i bet it was just delightful!

i have a friend who LOVES reading Bloom. she always says the most positive things. keep up the great work!

Joan said...

The paper mobile is my favorite. Where did you get blank wood blocks? Do tell! :)

Mrs. Cropper said...

They're actually not blank. I just used the blocks my boys play with. They're from Pottery Barn Kids.