A Baby Shower So Gorgeous You Might Mistake it for a Wedding!
Complete with a menu inspired by Mama-to-be's food cravings, a mimosa bar and a cutie onesie station, this elegant baby shower is one to inspire!
When I first laid eyes on this elegant-as-ever baby shower, I could have sworn it was a wedding. See? And it comes as no surprise seeing as this sweet day was in honor of the lovely Shalyn Nelson and designed by the fab team at Inspired Events and Designs. Complete with a menu inspired by Mama-to-be's food cravings, a mimosa bar and a cutie onesie station, there's more goodness captured by Sophie Epton right here in The Vault!
From Inspired Events and Designs... As an event planner and stylist I get to be a part of so many amazing events and bringing creativity and personality into every event is always a blast. It filled my heart with so much joy being able to plan this special event in my friend's life. I originally met Shalyn back in 2010 when I was pregnant with my second baby. We became instant friends sneaking candy from a candy bar at a wedding we were working, and ever since that day I met her, I've been excited for the day she would become a Mom too. I always told her that I was going to make her baby shower fabulous when her time came, and I really meant it. When my friend called and told me she was pregnant, I was so excited and I knew right away I was going to plan the sweetest, and most gorgeous day for the fabulous mama to be.
We decided on a theme that was simple, classy, soft, and intimate. We wanted to keep everything light with lots of white, greenery, and a few touches of gold. We also had to add some fun with Baby Beau's name, to personalize things a little. Guests arrived to Baby Beau's bash at the lovely One Eleven East venue in Hutto, Texas and were greeted by a table with a box for them to sign, that read, "Beau's Favorite Things." The hostesses all pitched in and got Shalyn a personalized tepee with Beau's name on it for the nursery, but also thought it would be the perfect backdrop for the gifts to sit in. We also had a little sitting area with some beautiful white chairs for Shalyn to sit in while she opened the gifts.
We knew we wanted to make the experience for guests intimate and social, so we decided to have a "lunch party" vibe in the middle of the room for guests to visit with one another. The tables were covered with simple white linens and paired with fruitwood crossed back chairs from a fellow vendor and friend of ours, Birch and Brass Rentals. Each setting had a simple vintage gold accent plate, layered with white napkins and a personalized jar of the mama to be's favorite candy treat (Sour Patch Kids) and a simple glass with gold and white striped straws. The beautiful flower arrangements and greenery on the tables by Bristol Lane added the perfect touch.
There were so many lovely details throughout the entire space. We had a bib and onesie crafting station that was stocked with stencils, paints, brushes and markers. This station was a great way for guests to take the time to get a little creative for baby Beau. Another was the dessert dresser, also from Birch and Brass Rentals, which was full of yummy treats including a simple naked cake with a gold glitter topper that added a nice touch. Above the dresser we hung a swaddle as a banner (Shalyn's first baby purchase) from the How Joyful Shop, which was surrounded with some beautiful touches of greenery.
My favorite part of the shower was personalizing the food selection. We thought it would be fun to do something different than the usual finger foods you see at a lot of baby showers. Shalyn is a fun person, so we knew she would love this idea. We decided to have all of the mama-to-be's favorite cravings these last few months, which included french fries from McDonalds (the guests loved this!), Olive Garden Salad, and tacos. Let's just say the guests went home with a very happy stomach! It truly was the most special day for the most special friend.
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