Baby Shower for Katie

• 02 April 2009

My friend Susan and I recently hosted a little baby shower for our friend Katie. It had been awhile since I'd done anything like this so I was a bit rusty; but trusty Donna Hay came through with some great ideas, like the diaper-wrapped drink idea and the napkin-lined clear container trick. I would've never thought of dressing up a plastic container with a nice napkin and some ribbon. So clever.



















For the shower we hung pom poms from the ceiling...a super fun idea from Martha. Next time I'd love to try these pom pom variations...see how the tips are shaped? So pretty. We also used a large scallop punch to cut out pretty circles from pink vellum paper. On the circles we all suggested a baby name to Katie and then placed it in the mason jar. Micron pens or fine sharpies would be ideal for this little "game".




























We offered our two favorite Izzy drinks, peach & grapefruit. Yum. How did I miss the peach before that night I wonder? Once guests arrived we offered them a little tray of homemade goodies--chocolate bundt cake (add 1 c. good quality semi-sweet chips), lemon curd with whipped cream & berries, and fresh fruit. At the end of the evening, we sent each guest home with a few tulips, which also moonlighted as decorations during the shower. We tied a ribbon on each stem as a finishing touch.



29 comments:

Alison said...

Great ideas and great photos. Now I want to plan a baby shower!

I love Izze and I have never had peach. Is it a new flavor? I love peach italian soda so I will have to search for it now. Thanks!

Liz said...

That is really cute. Thanks for the ideas. I love the food containers and already having them put together. It helps people not feel bad about taking a whole piece of cake!

Brooke Rane said...

what a beautiful shower and i love the plastic container idea!! you're always throwing such fun parties :)

marta said...

thank you, steph. i am hosting a baby shower in a few weeks and have been craving new ideas.

JENNIE! said...

really great ideas. love how the food is already in the containers.

{natalie} said...

i love the diaper idea on the izze's. the whole thing looks great. and i want to try that cake!

.caroline armelle. said...

what a lovely party! very, very cute ideas!

Mary said...

I am in awe of people like you that can entertain so stylishly! Great ideas!

Heather said...

It looks lovely! Great ideas!

Virginia said...

it's so nice to see a real person put lovely ideas like these to use. inspiring! The poms are so pretty.

Julie Pia said...

Holy Cow Steph! How does one get oneself invited to something like this? You are honesty EXTRAORDINARY!

Leslie said...

gorgeous! my favorite is the dessert options. so simple and sophisticated. looks like y'all did a great job!

Amy@OldSweetSong said...

Looks like the most stylish baby shower ever!

viva b. said...

inspiring! love the colors and sweet ideas

Kristin said...

Gorgeous! Makes me want to throw a baby shower!

Darleen said...

Great ideas. I like the diaper wrapped drinks. I'll have to remember that for the next shower I plan.

Fine Twined said...

Really cute ideas. But am I missing something? Didn't the napkins in the food container get soggy?

Becky said...

very, very cute. Great ideas!

liz stanley said...

looks amazing, good work!

AlliSMiles said...

love the ideas. i have a shower next weekend and i plan to use some of your great ideas! i'll post photos when i do!

Ashley said...

Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

cindy said...

I love what you did for the baby shower! Everything looks perfect! I'm helping plan one for next month and we're running short on game ideas. If you have any other ones, please let me know! Thanks! :)

Amy said...

Such cool ideas. I have never been to a baby shower before - they are not so big over here in the UK. If they are all anything like this I hope I get an invite soon! x

lynne said...

darling!!

Melissa and Ashli said...

Hi!! I just love the diaper wrap idea on the bottle drink:) so cute. Love your blog and all the creative things.

The American Homemaker said...

Everything looks so cute! And I love Izze drinks. They are my fave! I've also never heard of peach.

kirstin & jordan said...

wow- what a lovely shower...
incidentally, izze's are some of my favorite 'decorating' supplies. :)
I'll be linking from our blog- www.kojodesigns.blogspot.com- sometime in the next couple weeks!

Duck Duck Moose Design said...

I love the diaper wrapped drink idea -- so cute! I almost wish I was throwing another baby shower. I recently blogged about some stylish baby shower ideas and resources that I discovered while throwing one for a friend recently: http://blog.duckduckmoosedesign.com/planning-designer-baby-shower/

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