Shower: Sweet, Sweet Baby

1As we mentioned awhile back, we had the honor of having one of our recent baby showers published in 417 Home. The shower was for our sweet friend, Melissa, who had her precious Hadley last month. We loved pulling together this super girly shower and were able to use some of our favorite vendors.

2 3Our menu included macaroons from Elle’s Patisserie and an assortment of strawberry shortcake cookies, red velvet cupcakes and a beautiful pink ombre layered cake by Cynthia Matrone of Cindy Rose Cakes (and now one of Tea Bar & Bites’ awesome bakers). 4 5126 7We purchased some fun felt confetti, striped straws and large gold balloons from Shop Sweet Lulu and ordered our invites from Minted. We DIYed the fringe garland, backdrop, mason jars and some fun color-dipped marshmallows. 8 11 10 9We shared some advice with 417 Home and thought we should share it with our readers as well (to read the full article online, click here):

1. Pick a theme and stick to it.
“We had an idea of what we wanted to go with, but fi nding our invitation secured the deal for us,” says White. “We were lucky to come across fabric and polka dots that helped us incorporate the theme throughout. We also kept our color scheme at the forefront of our mind.”

2. Get organized.
“We have multiple events in the works at any given time, so it’s important for us to keep them all on track so we don’t get behind,” White says. “We used a secret Pinterest board to develop our theme for the shower, then mapped out who was going to do what and started working. We were able to do the majority of the planning ahead of time, which allowed for us to concentrate on the creative element when we were setting up.”

3. Use what you have.
“We, of course, purchased and made new things for the shower. However, it’s always good to think back to previous showers or parties and see if you might have anything that would work,” White says. “For example, the gold votives were previously used in Becca’s wedding.”

4. Don’t get too Pinterest crazy.
While Pinterest is an incredible tool, sometimes it provides too many options. Try a few Pinterest trends that work together, but leave the rest for your next party.

Images by Meg White Photography.

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