22 Dec

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheels & Pom Poms

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheels & Pom Poms

I’m totally swooning over this new Real Party! It’s a super-stylish, intimate baby shower brunch featuring adorable pinwheels, festive tissue poms, fabulous paper patterns, and a fresh & colorful palette of yellows, greens, browns and blues.

The 3-dimensional invitations are also ridiculously amazing! And added bonus for us – you can find the entire DIY Tutorial for the pretty pinwheels featured in the invites right here on Style Me Pretty!

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheels & Pom Poms

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheels & Pom Poms

Read on for TONS of gorgeous pics and all the party details, as told by hostesses Kari Herer, Christina Wnek, and Pam Albert

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REAL PARTIES: Pinwheels & Pom Poms

Our pregnant friend Tracy is on bed rest and so we wanted to do something extra special and over the top in celebration of her and her “little peanut”. Not knowing the sex of the baby, they refer to their little one as “Peanut” – so we decided to run with that and made “Oh Peanut” our tagline.

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheels & Pom Poms

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheels & Pom Poms

The invitation started the whole thing off – it was a really small shower (just 8 people) giving us time to create something that we wouldn’t have been able to for a larger number of people. We wanted the invitation to make a statement and thought pinwheels would be something we could make and could carry through to the rest of the shower.

From there our theme was born: Pinwheels and Pom Poms!

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheels & Pom Poms

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheels & Pom Poms

Tracy has chosen Robert Kaufman’s Metro Market Chickens fabric for her bedding and color scheme for the nursery, so we drew our inspiration from that and stuck with greens, yellows, blues and browns.

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheels & Pom Poms

After deciding on the color scheme the rest was a piece of cake! As long as you have a color or group of colors to work with keeping an event cohesive is easy.

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheels & Pom Poms

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheels & Pom Poms

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheels & Pom Poms

We made smaller (less complicated!) pinwheels to decorate the cupcakes, hung pom poms from pomlove on the ceiling, adorned the doorway with a cute “oh peanut” banner printed by Papier Gourmet, and made some scrumptious sugar scrub with the line “from our shower to yours” on the tag.

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheels & Pom Poms

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheels & Pom Poms

We even had our own personal caterer (Kari’s oh so talented husband) to cook us brunch!

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheels & Pom Poms

The shower was a hit – it was a great group of ladies, an amazing meal, a fabulous atmosphere all in celebration of a great friend and her little peanut!”

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheels & Pom Poms

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheels & Pom Poms

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Thanks again to Kari, Christina, and Patricia for the fabulous inspiration!

And here’s another link to the wonderful DIY Pinwheel Tutorial featured over at SMP!

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheels & Pom Poms

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39Comments

1
Wendy Leung SAYS:

I love the colours…yellows are always uplifting and fun in any shade. The pinwheels and pom poms are great ideas and the invitations…how pretty!

Reply December 22, 2009 at 11:57 am

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jenny SAYS:

What a fabulous party! Everything looks so fresh and inviting… Does anyone know what font was used for the words “the peanut” on the green/yellow coasters and also on the word “baby” on the invitations? I just love that scripty font…

Reply December 22, 2009 at 12:02 pm

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Kristy SAYS:

So Vibrant, Unique and FUN! Oh, and now I am totally pinwheel obsessed:) Beautiful shower.

Reply December 22, 2009 at 12:04 pm

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Kari Herer SAYS:

Jenny – the script font on the invite is from the font family, Bickham Script Pro.

Reply December 22, 2009 at 12:33 pm

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Katie SAYS:

Where can I find straws like the blue and white ones? I need green and white ones for a shower I am throwing in January. Perfect little touches. Great job!

Reply December 22, 2009 at 12:35 pm

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Carolyn SAYS:

Hello, I’m wondering where the straws were purchased too – I would love some pink and white ones for my daughter’s b-day.

Beautiful!

Thanks!

Reply December 22, 2009 at 12:48 pm

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cherry SAYS:

Adorable, love it!

Reply December 22, 2009 at 12:49 pm

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Christina Wnek SAYS:

Katie – we purchased the straws at an adorable little shop in Portsmouth, NH called Gus and Ruby Letterpress. http://www.gusandruby.com.

Reply December 22, 2009 at 12:51 pm

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PomLove SAYS:

love the colors. love the theme. love the sweet ladies that i’ve gotten to know a bit. love it all:)

Reply December 22, 2009 at 1:04 pm

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Jeanee SAYS:

Love it!!!

Reply December 22, 2009 at 1:09 pm

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Leslie SAYS:

What a gorgeous party!!!

Reply December 22, 2009 at 1:35 pm

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Naomi SAYS:

This is so vibrant and festive looking. I love it!

Reply December 22, 2009 at 1:55 pm

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Kim SAYS:

This is SUPER adorable! It’d be perfect in the spring!
Those paper straws are my favorite!

Reply December 22, 2009 at 3:01 pm

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anthony teo SAYS:

fabulous.. i love the colors…

Reply December 22, 2009 at 7:03 pm

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Prachi ( purplehomes) SAYS:

SUPER CUTE!!

Reply December 22, 2009 at 9:35 pm

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