Simply Elegant Baby Shower
Simply Elegant Baby Shower by Sunny by Design. This baby shower is so beautiful! I love the soft, elegant blue colors and damask style printables.
From Sunny by Design:
Recently, my friend Elizabeth asked me to help her throw a baby shower for her best friend Gro Eli who just happens to be Norwegian. I jumped at the chance because American baby showers are not the norm in Norway (tee hee I rhymed). I also happen to think Elizabeth is pretty awesome so I probably would have helped her no matter what the circumstances.
This was a boy baby shower so we went with a light blue and green muted color scheme. Using patterned card stock we cut out circles to make simple paper garlands that hung above the table.
My favorite part was the onesie banner with the clothespin name tags. The clothespin name tags were Elizabeth’s wonderful idea. I simply printed out everyone’s names and glued the paper tags to the clothespins which we clipped to the banner.
Since the shower was at home we kept the table simple but elegant. Flowers in mason jars wrapped in blue damask and lace decorated the table. This was my first attempt at a ruffled cake and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. If you look too closely you’ll see how shaky my hand was and how uneven my ruffles are. We also had Vanilla bean cupcakes which I tried to ruffle as well. Surprisingly it’s even harder to apply a ruffle to a cupcake than it is to a cake. Probably because I had to hold the cupcake in one hand to turn it while decorating with the other. Since it’s fall and I love pumpkin, this was the perfect opportunity to serve my new pumpkin whoopie pies. I don’t think I’ve had a party yet that hasn’t had Oreo Truffles in some shape or form so why stop now. Besides, Oreo’s are very American. What is more American than yummy peanut butter and chocolate Buckeyes? I found this classic recipe in Martha Stewart’s cookbook “Martha’s American Food“. The caramel corn came from Martha Stewart.com. It was extremely hard to get it out of my house and away from Marina. The paper cones were made with my blue damask patterned paper.
I designed matching guess slips and baby jar wrappers for our baby food guessing game. It was really fun to watch everyone try to figure out the baby food flavors. It was also very difficult.