26 Apr

REAL PARTIES: Contemporary Urban Baby Shower {Part 1 – Drinks & Decor}

modern orange and green baby shower

I’m totally blown away by this absolutely gorgeous & wonderfully contemporary baby shower created by Melissa Paul of Evantine Design!

The theme of this party – which has a fabulous tropical/jungle/modern vibe – could easily translate to a wedding, bridal shower, engagement party, or really any contemporary-themed event for that matter.

modern orange and green baby shower

I love how the overall look of this shower is anything but “babyish, yet Melissa was still able to tailor the event to the occasion with tasteful details like “Preggatinis“, bright green rubber duckies embellished with flirty feathers, and ultra-clever “baby-bottled waters“.

modern orange and green baby shower

Even if the event you’re planning is on a much smaller scale, there’s still so much great inspiration to be found here – from the vibrant colors paired with jungle prints to the thoughtful “Dream Tree” and custom names of the signature drinks.

Read on for tons of gorgeous images {by Marie Labbancz} and all the creative details, as told by Melissa

modern orange and green baby shower

“It all started with a green feather-covered rubber ducky – delivered in a box to each guest as the invitation. But it was really the client’s request for an adult, non-baby” Baby Shower that got the wheels turning…

The “theme” really became COLOR and INTERIOR DESIGN to reflect back to the client’s love of animal prints used in modern design. The baby’s nursery will be these same colors and concepts Mango, chartreuse green, white and jungle animal prints!

modern orange and green baby shower

modern orange and green baby shower

Washington Square, a stylish urban space tucked between two skyscrapers, on the historic Washington Square Park in Philadelphia. It’s got a modern indoor/outdoor appeal and proved the perfect setting for this Spring Shower.

modern orange and green baby shower

modern orange and green baby shower

The outdoor patio was the greeting spot for the 35 guests as they awaited the mommy-to-be… green & orange pillows were placed on teak benches, and green cymbidium orchids, tropical leaves & orange pincushion protea were placed on the low coffee table.  Bellini’s were passed on trays lined with orange rose petals.

Sprinkled throughout the space were cocktail tables with chartreuse satin linens and white square vessels filled with apple green viburnum, orange pincushion protea and looped grasses.

The “Zebra Bar” featured Zebra ottomans, orange & chartreuse green pillows, chrome end tables with orange lotus candles, and chrome lamps with white linen drum shades.

modern orange and green baby shower

modern orange and green baby shower

A large cement and crystal bar held a display of orange-colored signature drinks:
• “Preggatini” (Vodka, Triple Sec, Orange Juice, Cream)
• “The Storkie” (Prosecco and Apricot Nectar)
• “Lullaby” (Tangerine juice, club soda)

modern orange and green baby shower

modern orange and green baby shower

modern orange and green baby shower

A “dream tree” covered in orange Vanda orchids allowed guests to leave their prayers, wishes, dreams & notes for mommy and baby.

modern orange and green baby shower

modern orange and green baby shower

modern orange and green baby shower

A large table was quickly covered with amazing gifts for baby, including a 5 foot stuffed giraffe named “Georgie.”  We placed a matted photo of baby’s first “photo” (an ultrasound) for guests to sign notes and messages for mom-to-be.

modern orange and green baby shower

modern orange and green baby shower

Stay tuned for Part 2 of this baby shower, which cover the ultra-creative appetizers by Stephen Starr Events and a gorgeous “Sweet Sugar Bar” by Melissa. Here’s a little preview at what’s to come…

modern orange and green baby shower


Event Planning & Décor – Melissa Paul, Evantine Design
Catering & Location {featured in Part 2} – Stephen Starr Events
Sweet Sugar Bar {featured in Part 2} – Melissa Paul, Evantine Design
Cupcakes & Cookies for Sweet Sugar BarWhipped BakeShop
PhotographyMarie Labbancz Photography
Beauty Bar {featured in Part 3} – Various items from Nationwide Beauty and The Favor Shop


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Courtney SAYS:

100% in love! This is so amazing. I love the Dream Tree and every last detail!

April 26, 2010 at 8:54 am

Clau! SAYS:

Nice images! the tree loks very nice, I´m planning on use one in my next event ;)


April 26, 2010 at 8:57 am

Alexis SAYS:

That is going to be one stylish baby! Love it all…

April 26, 2010 at 9:08 am

Sheena SAYS:

This event is absolutely stunning. Love it!

April 26, 2010 at 9:18 am

Pretty Party Studio SAYS:

This is to die for! I need to get pregnant STAT! These pics are definitely going in my inspiration folder for sure!


April 26, 2010 at 9:35 am

Rexine SAYS:

All your work is Amazing! Very Stylish & Superb!

April 26, 2010 at 9:52 am

Kim - The TomKat Studio SAYS:

Absolutely FABULOUS!

April 26, 2010 at 10:04 am

Party Box Design SAYS:

wow, very chic!

April 26, 2010 at 10:25 am

Lindsey SAYS:

Gorgeous! That is one lucky guest of honor!

April 26, 2010 at 10:50 am

Tanya SAYS:

This is quite possibly my favorite EVER

April 26, 2010 at 11:21 am

Tessa SAYS:

Amazing….!! but does the “Preggatini” really have vodka in it? (Vodka, Triple Sec, Orange Juice, Cream)

April 26, 2010 at 11:48 am

Brittany @GreyGrey Designs SAYS:

SO SO chic!

April 26, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Cheryl of Bliss! Weddings Market SAYS:

LOVE the details of this baby shower – like the beautifully wrapped baby bottles and the duck cookies – what a beautiful shower!

April 26, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Jasmine SAYS:

So lovely…The designs from Evantine are amazing!

April 26, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Elle Sees SAYS:

I love the tree idea!!! I’ve seen that at a wedding and think it is super sweet and lovely.

April 26, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Kelley Moore SAYS:

That dream tree is to die for! What a beautiful (both visually and emotionally) gift for parents-to-be & their new baby! And, um, Pregatini? Yes, please…

April 26, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Miacah pugh SAYS:

I love it, it is so nice. Wow great job. can’t wait until part 2

April 26, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Shay SAYS:

this has to be the chic-est baby shower ever!

April 27, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Lorez SAYS:

Absolutely beautiful!! LOVE the event space!

April 28, 2010 at 7:40 am
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