Lena from Zeina Lena Design did these wonderful invitations for the "B" themed baby shower. FYI-Lena also did Jo's invites for her baby shower. The invitations really set the tone for the shower. The papaya and poppy colors were used throughout for the decorations. She also did these wonderful circles to use for cupcake toppers. I ended up using them for confetti. Lena designed the thank you cards and the return address labels to coordinate with the invitations as well. The envelopes are from Paper Source.
So, the baby shower went off without a hitch this weekend! Until I can post the photos, here is my inspiration for the shower. I needed a gender neutral shower as the mom-to-be wants the sex of the baby to be a surprise! I really fell in love with this "B is for Baby" themed shower at Lolliblog. All the details that went into this shower are really incredible! B is for birds, bottles, bees, bananas, and the list goes on. Here are some photos that really got me inspired!
We have wonderful news in the world of Hostess Jo! Baby Reese is finally here. Reese Marie was born Saturday August 14. She weighed in at 7 lbs 6 oz, 20 inches long, and is the perfect baby in every way! Pictures to follow soon.
Momma Jo is currently resting up and until then I will be your guest hostess. I am one of the hostesses for a baby shower coming up very soon. The theme? Think of the letter "B"... Details coming soon!
I'm so excited to share with you the photos from my Nesting Baby Shower my wonderful friends threw me this past weekend! The decorations were gorgeous plumes, birds, nests and butterflies- all pretty in pink and green. I am so lucky to have such great girlfriends to throw me such a lovely shower.
Look closely... there are so many special details! Enjoy!
Wishing Tree-this was so fun to go back and read everyone's well wishes!
More lovely bird decor. I got to take the bird cages home and display them in the nursery.
The hostesses borrowed my manzanita branch trees and they looked great with the nest eggs hanging from them. These trees were the best decoration I've ever made!
"Reese" spelled out in paper circles.
There were butterflies everywhere!
Gorgeous food table.
So cute- nest cupcakes, tags and circles made by my friend Nicole.
Nesting bird centerpiece. Love the plumes.
Jelly bean "egg" favors with coordinating tags by Nicole. Notice the heart hole punch!
Hope my shower gives you even more Nesting inspiration for your next baby shower!
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While you're there be sure to check out Pizzazzerie's fun party posts and get great inspiration for your next gathering!
Well I am on the hunt for personalized hostess gifts. There are a lot of options out there but none have knocked my socks off yet. That is until I checked Beau-Coup! They have a great selection of personalized gifts.
I just love these personalized spa toiletry bags!
Or these personalized jute wine bags...
Of course these personalized beach totes are perfect for this time of year...
So help me out-what is your favorite kind of hostess gift to receive after you've given a shower or tea? Do you like personalized items, jewelry, or wine?? Or would you rather have food?
As promised, here is the recipe for the fruit cups from the "Love in Bloom" shower. They have such pretty color and taste great too. Perfect for your Mother's Day brunches this weekend.
1 can peach pie filling
1 can mandarin oranges-drained
1 large can of pineapple chunks-drained
1 large container of frozen, sliced, sweetened strawberries thawed
1 green grapes
2-3 red delicious apples chopped
2-3 bananas chopped
Mix everything together the night before except for the apples and bananas. Mix those in before serving. You can also substitute any fruit you like.
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Wouldn't a pretty apron make cooking so much better for Mom?
My dear friend Ashley sent me a couple of pics of the decorations she is working on for my Nesting Baby Shower in June. I just had to share them with you- of course!
These birds are just spectacular! I love all of the plumes.
You know how I love butterflies! So cute.
These are already so adorable I can only imagine what everything will look like that day-beautiful!
I am a lucky girl.
This weekend we celebrated the upcoming wedding of our two friends, Bonnie and Paul, with a lovely cherry blossom themed bridal shower. My friend Ashley styled the event-I was in charge of drinks this time ;)
This theme was light and airy with spring blooms and shades of pink. Perfect for spring and perfect for LOVE.
Enjoy some pics from Saturday....
The pretty invitations that gave a sneak peek to guests of what was to come.
The all important food table with a pink cherry blossom centerpiece and pink accents.
Adorable cupcakes Nicole made. She also made the circles-I keep telling her she needs to start selling these! The "B" was for the bride's soon-to-be last name, and of course more cherry blossoms.
Delicious fruit cups that not only taste great but look so pretty displayed. Recipe to come in a later post-they are so EASY.
A close up of the coordinating pink cherry blossom ribbon that added a special touch.
More cherry blossom accents for outside.
Hope this shower will inspire you to try something new for your next celebration! This is a great example of how carrying through a color or item can really tie everything together! This theme would also work well for Mother's Day or a spring party.