I recently stumbled upon a photo gallery of some super contemporary baby & bridal showers , and immediately had to find out who was behind all this creativity… Turns out the hostess behind it all is Amy Belle Isle from St Louis, Missouri – and from what I’ve gathered from her emails so far – she’s just as much fun as the parties she throws!
I’m excited to share one of Amy’s party designs with you today – the "Oh Baby!" Baby Shower . I love how she introduces this shower on her blog: "Q: Who says baby showers have to be pastels and lace? A: No modern girls I know! Treat your mom-to-be with a baby shower as hip as she is!"
The Inspiration: fabulous polka dot gift wrap from Michaels
Table Centerpieces & Party Decor: Chinese lanterns from lunabazaar.com , tall blumeboxes adorned with sequin trim from Michaels, small vases embellished with ribbon, decorative circles cut from polka dot gift wrap, wooden block letters painted orange and pink, acrylic pink pacifiers
Party Favors: DIY personalized paper weights made to match the invitations – with a message that says "The ‘weight’ for Baby Shockley is almost over ", fortune cookie-filled takeout boxes embellished with a sticker reading "Thank you for sharing in Ginger and Ron’s good fortune ".
Guest Packets: Each guest received a "guest packet" (a.k.a. cute embellished folder ) – that held 2 (non-cheesy) baby shower games, a stamped thank you card envelope to for guests to self-address, and a circle-shaped cardstock from Paper-Source for writing well-wishes and advice for mom-to-be.
Note: Sans the pacifiers and pregnant girl illustrations, this theme would work GREAT for a birthday party too!
A little about Amy:
As the daughter of parents who owned Hallmark stores and "a mother who is the ultimate hostess", Amy likes to think that hosting events is in her blood. In addition to the showers and parties she puts on for friends, she recently started a party consulting business – Stem Parties – for patrons in the St. Louis area. Thanks so much for the inspiration, Amy!