As a blogger, I can certainly say that tradition goes out the door when it comes to baby showers. I am just a couple months away from my very own and I'm totally in agreeance with Brian & Sara of Mrs. Freund & Co.. This mama and dada-to-be chose to host their own "Baby Bash" (inspired by their baby to be's nickname) to thank their family and friends, and it's bursting with cuteness. Ooh and ahh over the rest captured by Katherine Salvatori in The Vault!
From Mrs. Freund & Co.... At the beginning of this year we were so excited to find out that we were expecting our first child! I've always adored the showers I designed for clients, and wanted something unique and special to celebrate this upcoming life changing event with all our friends. As a lot of modern couples are doing, we decided we wanted to host our own event to thank our village of friends and family for being there for us through the years and now for being here for our little one on the way. We wanted an affordable location, delicious food, and a simple & elegant dinner party feel.
We picked out our son's name months ago, Sebastian & Bash for short. This spouted the idea for the "Baby Bash" dinner. I wanted focus on things that were important to us - like our family and friends. We had everyone use the sequin photobooth to take a photo, and then fill in cards that were letters to our unborn son for him to read when he is older. It was my version of a guestbook - and it's a little family album that is special for our son.
A lot of the decor was DIY - I made the "Dada to Be" & "Mama to Be" signs using some wooden banners and vinyl cut with my silhouette. I made the invitations with materials from Paper Source & Paper Presentation (two of my FAVORITE go to's for paper supplies!). I made the napkin ties with silk ribbon from my shop & handmade paper flowers from Malaysia. The wooden welcome sign was just plywood cut & stained - then I applied a vinyl cutout from my silhouette.
One of my favorite projects were the favors - I handmade candles and packed them up with silk ribbon from my shop. I love to do these little projects for each of my events to make them special and unique. All in all this was a perfect way to celebrate the new life coming next month - I wouldn't have changed a thing! My advice to any other mama to be's: go with your gut and do what you want to celebrate this time in your life - you won't regret it!