I threw my best friend a baby shower last weekend and I wanted to share some of the details with you.
I started planning in November, and began with designing an invite. Since Sarah is having a boy, and loves grey, I chose the colour scheme of grey and turquoise. From there I kept the theme cohesive by using the polka dots and the picture of the stylish, pregnant stick woman--a perfect emulation of Sarah.
I wanted everything to look very Pinterest, as Sarah had pinned and mentioned several things she liked in conversation of the course of several months. As she is very creative--hello weekly chalkboard preggo pics--I wanted to do her proud and really focus on small details that make a big impact.
I'd love to share some photos with you if you'd like to see...
Since Sarah doesn't like cake, I special ordered 24 mini pies from Life of Pie in Ottawa in her favourites: strawberry-rhubarb, blueberry & pecan. I displayed them on a cake stand and stuck in little toothpick decorations I made.
More pictures after the jump…
I made the BLAKE banner with Ribbet--an online photo editor I like--and then strung with some silver ribbon.
The veggie & dip cups looked cute but next time I would use shorter cups as people mentioned it was hard to get the dip at the bottom. A friend helped with the majority of the food and her cold veggie pizza on the other hand, a huge hit.
We set up a small drink bar on the counter with Italian sodas and bottled water. I thought we would do something different than the usual punch and these sodas seemed to be a hit. I wanted to do labels for the bottles of water but simply ran out of time.
Sarah had mentioned a while back about seeing nail polish given as favours so of course I had to hook it up. I went with N.Y.C. polishes in teal, silver, clear and nude, wrapped with a tag I made and turquoise ribbon. I lined them up on a silver tray that normally sits on my coffee table and guests took one as they left.