Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Shabby Chic Tea Baby Shower

I was honored to be able to plan and host a baby shower for my very best friend.  She is expecting her second little boy, so early in the planning we decided it would be a small intimate affair at a local garden restaurant. 

As guests sat down they were greeted with a packet. I found an adorable poem:

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Inside the packet was a few games for the guests to play while we waited for lunch to arrive.  There was a celebrity baby matching game and a fill in the blank “mother” game.  Since we were not playing for prizes I included the answers at the back of the packet. The best part of the packet was the labor story mad lib game that I found.  The mom-to-be actually collected the stories at the end because they were so funny.

I knew that the tables would be small, so I made a small topiary for each table and limited the “extras” to a water bottle and favor.  We did bring our own tablecloths.  The ones at the restaurant are a fruit pattern that didn’t match my color scheme.

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The water bottle labels were very simple and only said “Welcome Baby Ben”

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The favors were little boxes that I cut out of kraft paper with my Cricut.  I attached a teacup to each favor and instructed guests to write their name on them to be used during the drawing for door prizes. The candy inside was a miniature Take 5 bar – the Mom-to-be’s favorite candy bar.

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The shower was exactly what I had hoped for, a small quite affair that honored the Mom-to-be.  The best part was that there was very little clean up!  That is always my least favorite part of any shower.

2 comments:

PartyMom said...

Very cute! It turns out that I'll be planning a tea party in the next couple of weeks, so this is great inspiration!

Drew Watts said...

Hey!! Beautiful baby shower. All these arrangements turned out cute. Want to have something great and wonderful for my sister’s baby shower. Have seen some elegant décor ideas in my friend’s wedding at one of New York wedding venues. Planning to have them for this baby shower too. It will surely look stunning there.

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