We survived! Big City Moms’ famous New York City “Biggest Baby Shower Ever” event took place earlier this month, and it was an event not to be missed. I think it took our team (okay, maybe just me) an entire week to recover from the excitement and energy it took to be there. And let me tell you, it was worth it. We had the opportunity to partner with some amazing sponsors, bond as a team, meet incredible parents-to-be and do what we do best, share a little nursery design inspiration. So without further ado, here’s a look at our booth space, the official Project Nursery Design Center.
Attendees were welcomed by Team PN NYC upon entering our space, where we shared a bit about our blog and project gallery before giving them the full nursery tours.
Representing Project Nursery (from left to right) was artist Sam Simon, Michelle Freedberg of Bellini, photographer Johanna Lindsay of From The West Village, Me (Melisa Fluhr), principals of My Tiny Nest, Julie Frank and Alessia Corpino, and lastly, my right arm, Kristin Saulsbury.
Once the attendees “bellied up to the bar” so to speak, we showed off the designs of some wildly talented sweets artists. We had our attendees immediately thinking baby shower! Everyone kept asking how the colorful sugar cookies could possibly have been made by hand. Our official response, “The precision of Stephanie Kappel of Hungry Hippotomus is beyond us.”
The glittered vanilla cupcakes, created by the women of Frosted NYC, were divine. Each was topped off by fondant magician, Brenda Walton, of Sugar High, Inc., with her too-pretty-to-eat peony-inspired fondant.
Paula Biggs, of Frog Prince Paperie, inspired the look of our tables with her graphic paper prettiness. Her latest collection, “Palm Beach,” added a retro edge to our classic pink and green PN look.
An event cannot be complete without florals, and our absolute favorite springtime pick is peonies. We arranged these lovelies in small green frosted glass votives that we picked up at C. Wonder in Soho.
We wanted our new visitors to remember us, so we skipped the gumballs this time and loaded 1,000 colorful tape measures into our sea of glass apothecary jars on display.
In addition to passing out handy tape measures, we gave our visitors packets of valuable gift cards from our sponsors and shared our nursery checklist with parents still working on their nurseries. Check out our online nursery checklist available for download.
Now that you’ve passed our table, we look forward to sharing the nursery details next…
images courtesy of johanna lindsay photography