A very special, surprise celebration.
Late last year, I was asked to contribute some baby shower decor to help make a certain lunch date for two very deserving new moms extra special.
These moms – Sarah & Adrienne – are cancer survivors that were diagnosed while pregnant (can’t. even. imagine.), and this lunch date was actually a very intimate, surprise baby shower hosted by Giuliana Rancic as part of a Fab-U-Wish she was granting for them. You can learn more about Sarah & Adrienne’s story and their Fab-U-Wish weekend right here. (Their picture is in the 2nd column, 3rd one down.)
The shower was in a hotel suite in Chicago and I’m in San Diego, so we shipped everything there. I don’t have images from the actual styled lunch table, but we did take a few pics of the elements that were sent back post-party to share (ran out of time to do it before we sent it out, of course!). Anyways, these centerpiece & decor ideas are very “general baby shower” friendly and could be translated into all sorts of baby shower themes or color palettes!
Lunch was the focal point of this shower, so we focused on making that table extra pretty. I ordered a Yellow Rico linen and Tropical Blue Tuscany napkins from La Tavola to set the foundation. We crafted up a baby carriage and baby blocks centerpiece for the main table + some accent decor for the side tables, and designed a bunch of paper elements for the place settings (napkin rings, place cards, party flags), as well as some party signs & banners. Since everything had to be shipped, flowers were out of the questions, so I leaned on my favorite non-perishable accents instead: yarn balls and glitter! Here’s the general idea:
MODERN BLESSINGS Baby Shower Theme + Centerpieces
The hostesses didn’t want a specific theme other than “baby shower” for the decor, but I always need some sort of idea to help anchor the designs. It felt very relevant in this particular case to go with a general theme of of “blessings” that focused on thoughtful quotes and patterns as key elements of the decor, so our “Modern Blessings” theme (and paper party collection) was born. This baby carriage centerpiece was definitely my favorite detail! The wheels are missing some embellishments due to cross-country travel and back, but I figure you get the general idea. ;)
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