In my world, a party always begins with a thoughtfully chosen invitation that hints at the theme. In this case, I used TinyPrints to create baby Zoe's invitation. I love the look of this floral wreath. The design is timeless and elegant.
There are so many wonderful themes out there-- how can you settle on just one? I made my list of options, but ultimately settled on a vibe that represented the calm nature of the mommy-to-be, with just the right touches of floral pinks. After all, this was a baby shower for a little girl!
Color Theme: Pink Floral, Lively greens, Burlap, and Gold
Music: Pandora stations-- C2C and "Run Around Sue" radio
Guests: 30 -35
Mini Activity: Love notes for Zoe (scrapbook paper squares in a decorative box) along with a polaroid camera to snap fun pictures.
Guests were greeted by an adorable entry way table right as they walked in. A perky snapdragon arrangement sat on the side of two frames telling the guests a few fun facts about Zoe's parents, including favorite foods and their favorite childhood toys. A DIY golden bird sign hung letting everyone know how excited we were about the baby's arrival.
- Light gray table linens
- Burlap table runners
- Succulent and herb plant from Trader Joes
- Natural woven chargers from Crate and Barrel
- Gold wrapped chocolates all around
- Pink, white, and beige tissue poms
- DIY banner signs
- Spray painted gold Z-O-E letters
Eats (a mix of self made and Costco) with a Parisian vibe:
- Chocolate Tuxedo Cake
- Build your own Panini Bar with smoked ham, prosciutto, and salami (HUGE HIT!)
- Assorted baguettes
- Cheese platter
- Organic Kettle Corn
- Croissants and Nutella
- Caprese Salad
- French Madeleines and Biscuits
- Mixed berries and grapes
$54 35 TinyPrints Invitations
$23 Disposable tableware from Target
$40 Michael's Craft store for assorted decoration supplies
$63 3 table rentals and 18 chairs from Peninsula Party Rental
$24 Amazon tissue pom poms and napkins
$170 Costco food and drinks
$23 Safeway for extra meat and cheese
$25 Trader Joe's for floral centerpieces, succulents, herb plants, and juice
Total Party Cost: $422
We saved a lot of big bucks buying our snacks from Costco and setting up the Build-Your-Own Panini Bar. The guests had a lot of fun stacking on different meats and cheeses to build their sandwich and we had plenty of bite sized options to choose from. The chocolate tuxedo cake was also a big hit, and you can never, ever go wrong with a basket of croissants. Everyone had a blast taking pictures on the polaroid camera and dropping it into Zoe's love note box so she can see who came to her baby shower... a sweet sentiment and a great way to remind her how much we care!
Looking for more baby shower ideas? See Athena's Sip and See Baby Shower.