One of my good good friends, Carmella, was expecting her first little bundle of joy. Because her and her husband decided not to find out the baby’s sex, we figured we should theme the shower from what the baby-momma likes: tea, flowers, gardening, antiques and anything rustic .
Her friends and family teamed up to plan the tea party shower. I was excited to be in charge of the invitations and the signs for the shower. Take a look at what I created and what Carmella’s friends and family put together to celebrate Baby Proto.
I loved these graphic flowers and thought they would look super cute framing the baby shower invitation. The colors of pinks, ivory, teal and green were the perfect color combo for the shower.
A diaper raffle is a fun “wishing well” baby shower idea. Every new mom appreciates a closet full of diapers. I designed the diaper raffle card to coordinate with the invitation design and included it in each invitation envelope.
Guests arrived with a gift in one hand and a pack of diapers in the other. We collected the raffle cards in a large glass vase.
We interrupted present opening to announce the three winners which each won a prize. Good prize ideas: candles, shower gel or lotion, wine, gourmet foods – think chocolate or jam.
Vintage Baby Shower Banner & Signs
I’ve been using a lot of kraft paper for wedding invitations and party invitations. The cardboard texture gives an instant vintage, rustic feel…a perfect compliment to our Vintage Tea Party Brunch. A cute banner creates a focal point for the party and can tie together a theme in a snap! Actually, I made a similar “Baby Shower” banner available as a printable on my Etsy store for $4.50: https://www.etsy.com/listing/220791483/baby-shower-floral-kraft-paper-banner Once you purchase the listing on Etsy, you’ll receive a PDF instantly! Print it out using your home printer or take the PDF file to your neighborhood print shop or Staples/Kinkos. Once printed, cut out the flags, hole punch and weave in your favorite ribbon. So cute and easy!
Using patterns of stripes, flowers and a Tea Pot graphic, I created a few of these little flag banners.
They were great to hang on the dessert table, the entrance, and the favor table.
Inexpensive decorations created with paper and a little ribbon customize any event.
Lavender satchels muslim/ linen bags were made by Erin and stamped with a rubber stamp.
Food & Drink at a Tea Party Brunch
Having a friend that also owns an event planning business is a HUGE plus! Kris, owner of Classic Events by Kris, took over the drinks and tea bar and no detail was missed.
Honey sticks, sugar cubes and a variety of different teas to choose from.
What would a brunch be without champagne and orange juice?
Did you notice? Before the shower, we glued lace ribbon on almost all of the bowls and vases.
A huge hit at the shower was this fruity, bubbly, fall-in-a-bowl treat, Apple Cider Sangria! Thanks for the recipe Classic Events by Kris!
Carmella’s sisters-in-law did a wonderful job with the food. My favorite was the fresh croissants with a selection of homemade whipped butters (such as cinnamon sugar – yum!) and mini jars of jam.
Gwen just loves antiques and she has lots of vintage vases that prove it! Each table displayed an antique doily and a few different vases of different eras and styles.
You heard it here: Vanilla Lavender Cupcakes – mouth watering yet?
Cupcakes are by Sweet Melissa located in West Chester, PA. I love how she added dried lavender to decorate the cupcakes.
I carried the colors and theme of the shower throughout the venue with signs, labels and banners. I just loved designing the girly invitations and signs.
The shower was a success and lots of gifts went home with Carmella to help welcome her new baby. 🙂