Sunday, June 12, 2011

Baby Shower ~ It's Easy Being Green.

It was such a beautiful day for a baby shower. We had some much fun, ate yummy food and got to celebrate my sweet friend Emily who is soon to be a new momma!
I hosted the party at my house and Emily's friends were more than helpful! They brought delicious food and gorgeous cupcakes, planned fun games with sweet prizes and even did Emily's makeup. She looked so beautiful!
I wanted to share some of my decorations with you. Since the sex of the baby is going to be a surprise I decided to go with a shades of green theme.
Dessert Table

I made tissue paper pompom balls in two shades of green.


A few desserts, some candy and some fresh flowers from the garden. 
Enjoy your rhododendrons now.. they don't stick around long!

A simple little DIY banner tops the cake. 

 mmm.. chocolate covered strawberries.

Drink Station

Cucumber infused water and a simple punch.

Mantel

The bunting flag was inspired by Lindsay's post on the Style at Home blog
I also bought my felt from the etsy seller ILoveFelt.


Here are a few more details...


Another DIY bunting flag. This time with paper!


A picture book without words. All the guest wrote messages to the baby as a keepsake!


I'm bummed that I didn't get photos of the food table. It had a sweet wrapping paper as a table runner, fresh flowers, candles and tons of yummy food. It seems, unfortunately, that my camera bit the dust! :(
Which also means that I didn't get any photos at the shower. Hopefully someone will send some my way!

I had so much fun preparing and I'm sad that it's all over now!
Can't wait to see that baby's sweet little face in a month's time. Em and I live a short walk away from each other, so I hope she realizes that the girl who doesn't work in the summer (aka me) will be over every day getting in some snuggle time!

27 comments:

  1. It looks lovely, so many details. I like the green colour for a babyshower, hope you have a great day with many compliments!
    -luv-Chantal

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  2. Love all the decorations! I really love the banner over the cake what a great idea!

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  3. What a beautiful shower! I love the pompoms and the little bunting flags on the cake - genius.

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  4. So precious! I love the green! You made it feel so special (:

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  5. that looks so happy and fun!!! love the green bunting on the fireplace!

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  6. Looks like it was a great day! :) Great work!

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  7. It's so beautiful Jane! I bet she loved everything! Best of luck Emily and Grant!

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  8. I love the pom poms! Those greens are so pretty!

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  9. I love these colors and all the pennants too! Well done!

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  10. Jane, you are such a sweet and thoughtful friend. Love the baby shower decorations especially the green bunting on the fireplace and on the cake.

    I am sure it is a lovely day and a memorable one for the mommy-to-be.

    You did a great job!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  11. You did a fantastic job! Looks like it was a great day! xox

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  12. What a perfect hostess you were! Everything looks great. Especially love the felt bunting.

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  13. Lovely party decor! There's just something about bunting.

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  14. LOVE the green color palette {and the cake bunting!}!

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  15. Love your green theme, especially the green pom-poms. Your friend had to have enjoyed this cute shower.

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  16. Thanks Modern Jane - you definitely get first dibs on snuggling the little one when he or she arrives! We love you! Em xo

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  17. So cute! I love the green and all the pennants. Cute, cute!

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  18. What a beautiful shower you put together. Those strawberries are calling my name:)

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  19. How adorable is that?! I'm so in love with greens right now, and even more in love with the clean palate of your home!

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  20. everything looks so great! I love the green - perfectly decorated! :)

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  21. Beautiful shower Jane, love the pretty green you used in your decor.

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  22. It all turned out so lovely and chic! Usually "chic" isn't a word I get to use for baby showers, but this one was so adorable!!! I love the different shades of green, too! Hopefully baby and mama will keep doing great and he/she will get here soon! (c:

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  23. All of those decorations look fabulous! You did such a great job decorating! Love that it is totally baby shower-appropriate but is still chic (as Aubrey pointed out)!

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  24. So cute! That's a lucky friend.

    I love how poms look in any space.

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