21 May

“In Full Bloom” – A French Bistro Inspired Baby Shower

french garden baby shower "in full bloom" theme
Jessica Wilcox of Modern Moments Designs here, and I’m beyond excited to share something extra special with you today… my very own “In Full Bloom” French Baby Shower! As you may or may not know, my husband and I have three little boys and finally, we’ve been blessed with a little girl who will be arriving in July!

I was so excited when my friends Laura and Lindsey of Double Take Event Styling offered to throw me a baby shower. You may remember Laura’s Chevron Stripe Bridal Shower that I helped style last summer. I knew anything they created would be nothing less than fabulous…

french garden baby shower decorations and potted plant merci favors

baby shower invitation

I came up with the theme “In Full Bloom” because I feel like I am definitely in bloom! I designed the shower invitations myself and knew I didn’t want them to be baby-ish, but instead something that could work for many occasions, from baby showers to bridal showers or weddings.

The girls of Double Take Event Styling were inspired by an outdoor French bistro and wanted the feeling of the party to be soft and feminine. We combined our two ideas and came up with the most beautiful baby shower ever… not that I’m biased or anything! wink ;)

dessert table

pink and white french party drinks with rose stir sticks

french baby shower cake and vintage plate backdrop

A large wooden pink frame adorn with an array of vintage floral plates created the perfect backdrop!

baby shower french dishes

Baskets and flowers were scattered throughout to create a fresh market feel. Silver trays were also used as layering pieces to give the party an upscale french vibe.

french baby shower food

French baby shower food - trays and baskets of fruit and sandwiches

The girls even styled a mini bistro table set for two! How cute is this?

baby shower flowers and a table for 2

We were so lucky to work with the best vendors and many of them are also my clients too. Several of them were kind enough to either trade or donate products to make this event so special. It means a lot to be able to showcase each of their talents too! A special thanks to Arika of Sugar & Salt Bakery & Catering for the incredible mini fruit tarts and banana cupcakes. They looked and tasted amazing and she’s local to Portland too.

french baby shower macarons and tarts

baby shower headband station sign

One of my favorite things from the shower was the DIY Headband Kit which was donated by my client and dear friend, Lori of LB Boutique.

baby shower headbands

We wanted to make sure the headbands were properly displayed so with help from Julie of Totes in Tow (and a tutorial found on pinterest too) we created these amazing headband towers. The bases were two candle holders from Pottery Barn. How fun that each guest got to make her a custom headband! They are so beautiful that I am planning on displaying these in her room.

baby shower diy headbands for the new baby

My adorable sister-in-law Tiffany, of Fresh Memories Studio was kind enough to make the ruffle cake which we decorated with fondant flowers from Charynn of Two Sugar Babies. She also created the beautiful fondant cupcake toppers.

The cake pops were also kindly donated by Poppies Cake Pop which came beautifully packages. They were perfectly decorated and tasted amazing. You will have to take my word for it because the sun wasn’t so kind on the clarity of the photos.

french baby shower cake pops

The Country Barrel donated these awesome mason jar frog lids. They were super easy to use. They are also offering Hostess Blog Readers a 25% off coupon code to use in their shop. Make sure you type in HWTM25 when checking out.

french baby shower with flowers in mason jars


I’d like to thank Laura, Lindsey, and D’Lorah for all of their hard work, time, and effort for making this shower so beautiful and special to me. We wouldn’t have these amazing photos either if it wasn’t for my bestie, Courtney of Courtney Jade Photography. Thanks girl for always capturing the important moments in our lives. Thank you to Maria and Heidi for putting me together that morning. You guys made me look good! And a special thanks to everyone else who helped make my shower so perfect!

There are so many other details that I’d like to point out, but instead of making you read I invite you to check out the rest of the photos below… ;)


french baby shower drinks and flowers

french baby shower potted flowers on a vintage scale

french baby shower green decorated dishes

french baby shower drink bar

french baby shower - caesar salad

french baby shower veggie sandwiches

french baby shower with key lime mousse

french baby shower with key lime mousse

french baby shower snacks and decor

french baby shower clothing size tags

french baby shower stationer



– Event Styling & Floral Arrangements: Double Take Event Styling & D’Lorah Ter Har
– Invitations & Printables: Modern Moments Designs
– Photography: Courtney Jade Photography
– Fondant Cupcake Toppers & Flowers: Two Sugar Babies
– DIY Shabby Chic Headband Kit & My Pink Flower Clip: LB Boutique
– My Hair: Maria Johnson of Salon Dolce
– My Makeup- Heidi Ter Har
– Cupcake & Mini Fruit Tarts: Sugar & Salt Bakery & Catering
– Stripey Straws: Shop Sweet Lulu
– Mason Jar Flower Frog Lids: The Country Barrel
– Cake Pops: Poppies Cake Pop
– Baskets & Mason Jars: Pottery Barn
– Macarons: Jade Teahouse & Patisserie
– Ribbon & Fabric: Fabric Depot
– Mini Clay Pots: Michael’s

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Michelle - I DO invitations by michelle SAYS:

WOW! Absolutely GOREGOUS, Jessica! Every single detail is amazing. What a lucky little girl and mama-to-be! Best wishes on a smooth and safe delivery for Miss Kennedy! XO

Reply May 21, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Jessie SAYS:

Oh my goodness, everything is gorgeous!!

Reply May 21, 2012 at 1:09 pm

LB Boutique SAYS:

AMAZING! It all turned out fabulous and Kennedy will love looking back at the pictures.

Reply May 21, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Angela Willis SAYS:

This is so beautiful, it makes me want to cry!

Reply May 21, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Stacy SAYS:

Everything is gorgeous!!
Where did you get the glasses that looks like they have coats of arms on them? I love them!

Reply May 21, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Sarah Martinez Hamblin SAYS:

Jessica! Everything looked absolutely gorgeous! Amazing detail and love the design of everything! Kennedy Girl is going to be stylish with those headbands! Good luck with your delivery….I'm sure her big brothers will be great helpers!

Reply May 22, 2012 at 6:21 am

Miss Margarita SAYS:

So sweet!!

Reply May 22, 2012 at 2:25 am

Denise SAYS:

I love it all! The silver printed cups are absolutely gorgeous!!

Reply May 22, 2012 at 5:00 am

jennifergarry SAYS:

this is so sweet! love all of the little details!

Reply May 22, 2012 at 5:36 am

Valencia Cheatham SAYS:

WOWZER! I love this..

Reply May 22, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Andra SAYS:

I just HAVE to know where you got the glasses. My sister and I had the same ones when we had our first apartment together and it broke her heart when they got broken. I would offer a handsome sum to have more.

Reply May 22, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Sharon @ Red Poppy | Pink Peony SAYS:

Great ideas~ I love the DIY headbands, and everything else! So beautiful!

Reply May 24, 2012 at 5:38 am

Amee SAYS:

Love this shower! Does anyone know the source for the lovely green dishes?

Reply June 10, 2012 at 8:13 pm

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