6.30.2009

A Baby Shower

This past weekend I hosted a baby shower at my home for a very dear friend. She is one of those friends that when I feel insane she seems to always have the words to make me sane once again. She is pregnant for the second time, this time with a sweet boy named Caleb who happens to be due very close to my birthday in August. Here is her day...


The beautiful guest of honor being swallowed by all her gifts.


Flowers were in great abundance thanks to a friend who has amazing hydrangea bushes galore.


The invite is by Announcing You on Etsy. She was kind enough to set it up so I could print my own on 110 lb. cardstock.


I made the onsie designs to hang as you entered my home and again with the amazing flowers.


The banner is from Tomorrow's October on Etsy.


Plates, forks and real napkins ready and waiting.


Just in case you wanted a closer look.


Brooke from Blueprint Bliss was so sweet and allowed me to borrow her stunning tumblers by Roost, they are the ones in the tray. I think I need to buy a few sets for myself. Thank you so much Brooke, they were a hit!


The yummy food table. I wanted to incorporate the rich blues and hydrangeas ever since seeing this post by Jennifer.


A close up of the almond danish swirls made by the wonderful friend with the hydrangeas. They are quite easy and make for a delicious treat.


The mother to be {again} and all her hostesses. I am the one in white just in case you were wondering.

36 comments:

Blair said...

Oh, how lovely! Love your onnsie display in the window and love the wood tray brooke's tumblers are in

Rachel said...

Looks like a blast Paula! Great job!

Aartee said...

Gorgeous! THose onesies are adoarable and I love all the pastries...

zack and amanda jones said...

Love this! You are so talented. The house looks great! I bought some white paper lanterns like that for Lily's birthday and wasn't sure what to do with them. Thanks for some lovely ideas!

Federica said...

So cute!

inkOBSESSIONdesigns said...

You did an amazing job! It all looks so beautiful! :)

Julia said...

You guys looked like you have an incredible shower :) Paula, these images are amazing, you orchestrated such an event!

nkp said...

I swear Paula, you look all of sixteen years old! What a lovely shower and a lucky mama to have such a sweet group of friends!

Haven and Home said...

Oh my gosh that is the cutest baby shower! Love the invitations and the little clothes on the mirror!

twin2trip said...

What a pretty party. I can see why those tumblers were a hit. Everything else looked great too....great job hostess with the mostess:-)

Heather said...

Looks beautiful! You did a great job!

Char said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, what a beautiful shower. I know she was so thrilled and honored by such a lovely party. it all looks so yummy.

Jacinda Davis said...

It all looks so wonderful. I really like the onesies designs and how they're displayed too!

Jennifer said...

everything looks precious, Paula!

melanie said...

So, lovely sweet paula!! You are such a wonderful friend! :)

Estelle said...

What a lovely party. I love all the little details. Especially the invites. So sweet.

Mrs.French said...

ok so promise that if I have another one you will host my shower too.... ;) xo t

Jackie said...

What a lovely shower! Love the blue hydrangeas.

Kristin said...

What a lovely job you did!! Gorgeous details!!

Blueprint Bliss said...

So glad you posted photos- It all looks so great. Glad the tumblers were a hit. You can borrow them anytime. I just love using them!

Love the cute group photo! xx- Brooke

angela hardison said...

What a pretty shower; great job. Congrats to your friend.

Lily G. said...

What a cute baby shower! Decorated so nicely!

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Hanako66 said...

what a lovely shower, she must have had a special day!

I really love your hair in that photo!!!

Rebecca said...

looks like the perfect day:)

jen jafarzadeh said...

looks like such a sweet shower! I can't believe someone owns an entire set of those amazing Roost glasses — hey jealousy!

Gracie said...

Aren't you the sweetest! It looks like a lovely shower filled with cuteness and beauty. The food looks amazing too. What a great baby shower!

maureen said...

You're such a lovely host. The party looks impeccable!

Under a Green Roof said...

looks so fun! great job!

simplesong said...

SO cute. love, love all the details.

Lindsey said...

What a perfectly classy party! I would love to attend a party hosted by you with your lovely talents making every detail special and sparkly!

LindsB said...

What a beautiful, beautiful shower- I love everything about it. In fact I just saved some of the pictures to my "shower inspiration" folder just in case I ever have to throw one :)

roysie said...

This looks so lovely. What a lucky friend!

Rachel Follett said...

How fun! I love the invite.

down and out chic said...

i think this is the best styled baby shower i've ever seen.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Awww! I hosted a baby shower recently, too - but it wasn't half as precious as this! (In my defense: Mom and Dad-to-be didn't want "a big to-do" ;)

Kotori said...

What a wonderful party! Love all the little details like the C on the front door.