Thursday, February 17, 2011

baby shower :: gender neutral

I co-hosted a shower for one of my dear friends. It is the first time that I have ever had to do a gender neutral baby shower, since the baby mama did not find out the sex of her baby. We wanted it to be very personal to the mom.
She LOVES to read, especially loves Walt Whitman, loves burlap and succulents, and craved pie during her pregnancy. So we decided to make a circle garland out of pages from old books to hang above the table along with some natural colored lanterns from World Market
For the party favor, each guest took home a little succulent with a Walt Whitman quote stuck in it. We found these succulents at {Home Depot} for about $1 a piece which makes for a pretty inexpensive favor. We then placed them in kraft paper sacks, cut them with pinking shears, and wrapped with twine {which was also purchased at Home Depot}
For the food, we dined on delicious homemade pie, salads, and bread. The burlap on the tables was from a wedding that the baby mama did the floral arrangements. They were actually old burlap bags that we cut open and placed on the table
The baby mama is also a talented floral designer who often uses mason jars in her work, so we wanted to use them as mugs for the guests. We bought the jars for a great price at Smart & Final. The sparkling Raspberry Lemonade was a hit and so simple to make.
We decided to forgo any games, but did a little advice table where the guests wrote words of wisdom on little baby onesies and clipped them on a clothes line. We cute the onesies out of white cardstock, and kraft paper and hung on the twine with baby clothespins that we bought at Michael's
I made the banner and the little felt circle garland is a leftover Anthropologie Christmas gift wrap from a few years ago

The party was a success, and the lighting was really dark so these pictures do not do it justice.


tiffany garfield photography said...

This is such a cute shower! I love everything about it! You did such a great job! usual. :)

megan said...

you are one talented woman! i love the succulent idea!

Stacey Sargent said...

Love it!! Miss your face!

westfallfamily said...

Where did you find a onesie print out...can't seem to find one large enough. Not an artist myself.

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