21 Feb

Pretty Pink Flower “A Baby Hour” Shower

Pretty Pink Flower A Baby Hour Shower

When {the very talented} designer Rebecca of Fresh Chick Design Studio thought of how she wanted to celebrate the upcoming arrival of Baby #3, her ideal celebration consisted of “getting her closest gal pals together for a night of no kids, delish food, & a few margaritas (for them)”! And the theme of said get-together?  “A BABY HOUR” … yep, that’s right: part baby shower…part happy hour! Gotta say I kind of LOVE that thinking… and what a fun theme for a sip & see too, right?! ;)

Something tells me that the girls at Fresh Chick knows how to show their guests a good time… not to mention a fabulous atmosphere – just check out these beautiful pics! I’m especially smitten with the fabulous dessert table backdrop… and yes those ARE flowers fashioned from cupcake liners!

Pretty Pink Flower A Baby Hour Shower

Pretty Pink Flower A Baby Hour Shower

Read on for more pretty images + creative details. CHEERS!

Pretty Pink Flower A Baby Hour Shower

Pretty Pink Flower A Baby Hour Shower

Pretty Pink Flower A Baby Hour Shower

Pretty Pink Flower A Baby Hour Shower

Pretty Pink Flower A Baby Hour Shower

Pretty Pink Flower A Baby Hour Shower

Pretty Pink Flower A Baby Hour Shower

Pretty Pink Flower A Baby Hour Shower

Pretty Pink Flower A Baby Hour Shower

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Rebecca

THEME : ‘A Baby Hour’ We have gone through the gamut of boy themed showers & birthday parties.  We still wanted to throw a shower but this time went a little more unconventional for your typical shower theme and color scheme for a mama of baby boy #3.

The theme?  “A Baby Hour”  part baby shower…part happy hour!!  I didn’t feel that a brunch was very fitting for the crowd and with other traditional showers under my belt we opted for something a little left of center.  The colors?  All sorts of PINK!!  Pink is my fave color and since we are done having kiddos and knowing my home will soon be filled with an abundance of sporting goods…we decided to focus on mama!!

The focus of the shower was to get my closest gal pals together for a night of no kids, delish food, a few margaritas (for them) and of course celebrate the upcoming addition to my family!!

I designed the invite and wanted an anthropologie, natural feel but not too vintage with fun & fresh colors.  This was our jumping off point for the rest of the party.

Our backdrop was a 36”x48” canvas that Shannon decorated with a torn & crinkled craft paper tree embellished with DIY cupcake liner flowers {via a Martha Stewart idea} a printable party sign and an eyelet punched border.  We used a few fabrics on the sweets table in various patterns paired with burlap for that natural element.  The fabric was draped up with mini DIY tissue flowers.  Crystal cake stands were spray painted to match, paper flower bouquets were added for whimsy, and printable favor boxes and labels accented some goodies.  Guest we also give paper flower pins to wear upon arrival…another DIY project.

The cake…one of my favorite elements.  A 2-tier banana-chocolate-chip cake with cream cheese frosting that I made and attempted a decorative rosette pattern to cover the cake.  I then took two of my favorite party chicks to help with final touches.  Grant it, I usually don’t have “a plan” and am known for designing on-the-spot.  So I was sent gorgeous fondant pieces (Scrumptious Swirls) and beautifully decorated sugar cookies (The Cookie Jar) and accessorized the cake with them.  LOVE the way it all came together!!

For the sweets, we served up cake, cookies, and homemade sticky mini caramel cakes that were in the shape of flowers that mimicked our floral theme.  For food we served finger foods such as stuffed mushrooms, shrimp cocktail, hot spinach & artichoke dip, various spreads with crackers and a strawberry & feta salad.

As far as activities?  Sorry to disappoint…no games here!  Just a group of girls chatting it up and enjoying each others company!!  It was such a great evening and fun way to start the official countdown to baby”

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VENDOR CREDITS:

–Styling & Printables: Rebecca & Shannon of Fresh Chick Design Studio
–Decorated Sugar Cookies: The Cookie Jar
–Fondant Cake & Glassware Decorations: Scrumptious Swirls
–Photography: Apple Velvet Photography
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15Comments

1
Rowaida Flayhan SAYS:

So pretty love it

Reply February 21, 2012 at 12:35 pm

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stefanie SAYS:

How smart lookin is this…LOVE IT!!!!

Reply February 21, 2012 at 12:55 pm

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Marisa SAYS:

Great use of cupcake liner flowers!

Reply February 21, 2012 at 2:26 pm

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My Little Otter SAYS:

I could really go for a “baby hour” right about now. Kudos to her…I could have not done this while pregnant– the jealousy over margaritas would have done me in!

Reply February 21, 2012 at 2:55 pm

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Al SAYS:

Love the beautiful design and color of this theme. So bright and cheery :)
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Reply February 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm

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Invitations SAYS:

Looks a great baby shower. I love all the little details of the cupcake liners and the biscuits.

Reply February 22, 2012 at 6:36 am

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MonogrammedEverything! SAYS:

HOLY CUTENESS!!!!

Reply February 22, 2012 at 10:57 am

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Michelle - I DO invitations by michelle SAYS:

LOVE everything about this!! So cheery and chic!!

Reply February 23, 2012 at 4:19 am

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Alicia Doell SAYS:

This is so cute!!

Reply February 28, 2012 at 6:24 am

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nydia castillo SAYS:

esta precioso estoy planificando un cumpleaños de mariposas necesito ayuda cualquier ayuda seria bienvenida gracias

Reply May 17, 2012 at 4:25 pm

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Maria Lugo SAYS:

I love your ideas, we are going to have a baby shower for my niece and I love some of your ideas!

Reply June 16, 2012 at 12:01 am

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Maria Rutherford SAYS:

Where can I find the instructions for the flower pins?

Reply June 16, 2012 at 9:12 pm

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Fazlin Damon Achmat SAYS:

mmmm

Reply October 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm

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Steve Smith SAYS:

A fascinating theme with gorgeous designs I was just wondering about the color combination and wish to be a part of that program.

Reply December 16, 2012 at 3:04 am

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Victoria Mckever SAYS:

Just gettin some ideas for my niece twins baby shower

Reply January 2, 2014 at 1:44 am

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