There is no sweeter party than the baby shower. They are just so darn adorable, and the gifts? Don’t even get me started. So when a party planner is in charge of bringing such a day to life, that level of darling goes up about ten notches. Which is precisely what happened when Little Miss Party Planner planned her sister’s shower. With the help of Simply Beautiful Eating, Sweet Woodruff and Sandra Brzezinski, she hosted a backyard soiree that was just as sweet as they come.
From Little Miss Party Planner…When my sister Mandy told me she was pregnant I was over the moon with joy for her, our family and my two children would now have a new baby cousin. When Mandy told me she was having a baby girl I was even more excited. With two boys in the family, it was finally time to add some PINK into the mix.
I immediately started dreaming up her baby shower…and this time…I think I may have gone a bit overboard.
I have always wanted to throw a party in my Aunt Debi’s backyard. She has a perfectly flat piece of grass that screams PUT A TENT ON ME! I’m ready to party! She agreed to co-host the event with me so we could use her home for the venue and we began the planning. I wanted the shower to be different from the typical daytime brunch where you play games and open gifts. So we called the shower for a Thursday evening and the plan was to serve a family style dinner under soft bistro lighting.
To keep it light – I played off of my sister’s new married last name: Dick. That’s right, she’s having a baby dick. Luckily my sis has a great sense of humor and was more then happy to let me run with this as a theme. I used it subtly on the invite, menus and cupcake toppers. Everyone had a good chuckle from the moment they opened the envelope with their invitation.
The shower turned out exactly how I had dreamed it would and Mandy had tears of joy streaming down her face when she walked in. The guests were in awe and enjoyed the delicious food, company and beautiful weather.
Photography: Sandra Brzezinski | Flowers: Sweet Woodruff | Catering: L-EAT Catering | Aunt Debi's Backyard: Simply Beautiful Eating | Candles And Pink Glasses: CB2 | Chairs, Tableware & Tent: Event Rental Group | Custom Cupcake Toppers: All That Glitters | Invitations And Menus: Minted | Mini Cupcakes And Custom Cookies: Baked With Joy | Mini Donuts: Minilicious By Rachelle | Party Stylist: Little Miss Party Planner | Party Stylist: Simply Beautiful Eating | Wood Tables: Woodstock Rentals