Last month I put
together a small baby shower to celebrate three dear friends who all happen to
be pregnant at the same time. The 'Hooray for Baby!' theme started
oddly enough as the subject of an e-mail I sent wishing them
congratulations. The more I thought on it, the more it felt like the
perfect concept for a shower. Because two of the moms-to-be opted not
to find out what they're having, I picked a gender neutral palette of mint green + yellow. I've always loved these colors for spring, and
they worked especially well for an outdoor brunch. I wanted to keep
things simple and budget friendly, so I put together my own menu and a
few DiY projects to make the morning special...
The brunch menu included the following: Zucchini Tart w/ Smoked Gouda + Tomato*, Chicken Apple Sausage, Mixed Berries with Greek Yogurt and Pecan Granola, 'Baby' Lemon Muffins with Cream Cheese* and Grapefruit Spritzers (2/3 grapefruit juice + 1/3 sparkling water with lime) to drink. See below for recipes with an *.
The favors were ribbon trimmed burp cloths that I made with Michele's help (because I can't sew to save my life), to which I attached custom 'Hooray for Mamas!' pennant flags. The sticks are actually just wooden rock candy sticks, ordered from Confetti Sunshine.
I have Sherry Heck to thank for all the beautiful photos of the shower details. As special treat for the moms though, I offered up a little maternity photo shoot for each of them after brunch. I never had maternity photos taken while I was pregnant with my daughter and I regret not having made it a priority... so I thought it would make a nice keepsake whether or not they were professionally done. The last image is one I took of all three soon to be moms together. You've gotta love that they unintentionally coordinated in ombre shades of blue.
Graphic Design & Party Styling: CAKE.
Cake & Macarons: Cakewalk Baking
Cookies: Auntie Bea's Bakery
Rock Candy Sticks, Paper Straws, Cupcake Liners: Confetti Sunshine
Photography: Sherry Heck