I love throwing showers! This weekend I got to co-throw a baby shower for one of my closest friends, Autumn. Autumn has recently started a fabulous blog called M.O.V.E Lifestyle which stands for Modern Organic Vintage Eclectic (definitely check it out!), so we used that as our inspiration for this party. So without further ado, let’s down to it!
The very talented Jenn from Way of the Wong designed these cute guys! We just loved these little owls and used them throughout the entire shower.
For more on the invites, see here.
Here is the sign that the very talented Ashley from Coco Rose Events painted:
The sign hung at the front gate to let people know where the party was. (my house can be tricky to find)
When you walked in, you could see the table all set up. We chose to go with one long table and served the food family style to create a more intimate setting.
then we had them write some words of wisdom to the parents-to-be on a little tag and had them hang them on this tree made from a manzanita branch:
We had all the guests drinking out of mason jars with these little owl stir sticks:
Here are some shots of the table:
The name cards doubled as the favors. I planted herb and vegetable plants in soup cans, then we tied ribbon around them and sealed them together with a sticker with each guests name on it. The place mats are a sheet of scrapbooking paper with an owl stamped in the corner. These gave the place setting a little personality.
Ok, here comes the good stuff: the food! Like I mentioned, we did family style, so all the food was on the table as the guests sat down. We served quiche, 3 different tea sandwiches (cucumber, caprese and chicken salad), mixed green salad and orzo salad.
I made chocolate salted carmel cupcakes, red velvet cupcakes, salted chocolate chip cookies “potted” chocolate pudding (I saw these in Martha Stewart’s magazine months ago and have been dying to make them!) and Autumn’s Mom made her famous cheesecake.
Here is the Mom to be in front of the “It’s a Boy” sign:
Tools I used: