It’s not everyday my oldest friend (known her since I was 3!) has a baby, so of course it was my pleasure to co-throw this shower with her mom, my mom, and her sister. I only have nephews, so it was fun to plan a party for a little girl!
I decided to DIY the decorations and of course make all the food. Well, at least that was the plan. Most of you know I was in a little car accident a few weeks ago. I’m fine, but I definitely needed lots of help pulling all the food together for this party!
I love a luncheon for a shower. I think it’s nice and obviously I’m a big fan of food at all parties! It happened to be a gloriously sunny day in San Diego, so we decided to do lunch outside.
When people walked in, they were greeted by this table, with flowers from the local flower market, homemade pom pom’s (that will hang in the baby’s room after), pink and chevron bunting, glasses with pink paper straws, and hand stamped napkins with a “K” for baby Kennedy.
We filled the beverage dispensers with pink lemonade, and water with floating strawberries to keep with the theme and of course served pink champagne. For appetizers, I served my Italian Layer Dip with toasted baguette, Hearts of Palm Salad in a cup, and Hummus and Crudite in a cup. Side note: I just love anything in a cute bite size and these little shot glasses from Party City were just perfect for this.
For the place settings, I always like to use scrapbook paper as a placemat. I think it’s super cute, a great way to add a pop of color, and the guest of honor can repurpose them (as long as you have clean eaters) into her scrapbook of the party.
The little pink dresses are napkins folded and cut with a little bow hot glued on. For the favor, every place setting had a little baby food jar filled with pink candy, spray painted pink lid adorned with a flower, and finished with a little bow.
After lunch we went inside to open some presents and of course have dessert 😉 We made bunting for the mantle with clothesline and used clothes pins to secure the flags spelling out the baby’s name. Scattered through the house we also had framed copies of cute girly books.
I repurposed the appetizer table into the dessert table while everyone was outside. We served Lemon Cake, Individual Strawberry Poundcake Parfaits, and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting.
I saw this on Pinterest the other day and just loved it, if I had found it before the party, I probably would have framed it to have on the dessert table:
Here’s me with the mothers to be! My oldest friend Jennifer, her pregnant sister Jackie, and my pregnant sister-in-law Kelly! How incredible do they all look?!
And of course we had to take a “PQ” photo. PQ is the nickname of the town I grew up in and we lived on a very special street where a lot of the families were very close. We did everything together! It was such a fun way to grow up! Here’s me with my mom, my friends and their moms.