Friday, January 24, 2014

My Best Friend's Baby Shower | The Details

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.



Eve Armytage said...

A baby shower gift bag is something wonderful that all the guests can take home and enjoy after the party is over.

Sharon Lei said...

Oh what a fabulous baby shower, A! Love all the details... and nail polish favors? OMG! Yes, please!

xx Love & Aloha

Sarah Palisek said...

It was the most amazing shower!! And it was all for MEEEEEE :) I am so lucky.

The attention to details were incredible, loved it all! I thoroughly enjoyed the treats, the favours, the colours, the signs, everything!

Thanks for putting so much hard work and effort into this for me and baby B. We are lucky to have such a wonderful friend in our lives to plan, do, host, and go above and beyond.

I love you to the moon and back!
Sar-Bear xoxo

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