My good friend Karrie moved way up north away from her friends not too long ago and started working on her 3rd child. She doesn’t have much of a support system up there, and was feeling a little blue that there wasn’t anyone to be excited with her about the new baby. We were thrilled when she decided to drop back down and visit! There had to be a “sprinkle” for her if no other reason to let her know how much she and the baby were loved. So it was entirely fitting that our event be all about “baby LOVE.”
Shabby and whimsical
I baked 5 different types of cakes to feed any craving Karrie might have! Chocolate, lemon with blackberry crème, bailey’s-soaked le reine, coconut and plain white cake with swiss meringue frosting.
We also had some truly decadent chocolate covered oreos from Sweet Temptations – I nearly hid these and ate them all myself they were so delicious. Beautiful sugar cookies designed and decorated by the Talented JP Creatibles were also displayed on the dessert table—the lavender hearts, pretty ruffles and hand piped damask were the perfect complement to the rest of the décor.
The baby love was in the air at the party--chandeliers of paper hearts hung around the room and dozens of strings of white paper heart garlands hung overhead.
Bundles of lavender served as centerpieces on cutwork lace table clothes with personalized ribbon tying the napkin rings. A sprig of baby’s breath was a simple, yet elegant finish. Each guest had a lavender and lemon salt scrub at their place setting to take home as a favor.
As our guests left, a beautiful bouquet of lollipop roses from The Sweetest Affair were out. This was such intricate papercrafting and really impressed the guests!
We wanted to let Karrie and her little girl keep with them a reminder of how much we thought about and loved them. We provided squares of material for each guest to write a little love note to the baby. After the shower, the squares were made into a quilt for Karrie’s daughter.