A baby shower thrown for a friend in pinks and birdies! Styling and paperie by Frog Prince Paperie
My inspiration was my daughter's bedroom - it's done with the Penelope line from Pottery Barn. I actually used many of the decorations from her room to decorate the shower!
The dessert table I created in a palette of soft pinks…there is just something elegant and girly about this color! My favorite part by far are the hair clips and hair bands that were made by Tara at Three Little Bows to decorate my candy jars and bird cage.
For the savory food, a plant stand was used to uniquely present the crudites and dip. Pita chips were served in snack boxes to accompany the roasted red pepper hummus. Tiny quiches and fresh fruit rounded out the savory offerings for this mid-afternoon (and pre-superbowl!) shower.
I also like to recreate spaces in my house for special events; I’m not afraid to move furniture! We cleared out the front rooms to accommodate tables and chairs for guests to sit for games, appetizers and sweets.
In a stroke of luck, I found my collection of vintage linens that I thought I had lost in my last move. I started with those as my base layer–and then collected every white plate I could find in the house to have enough to serve all my guests. I prefer glassware and silver when I can help it! The centerpieces started with a square serving platter. I made the hydrangea flower balls using styrofoam, a Martha Stewart punch, and corsage pins. The tutorial is here: http://pizzazzerie.com/parties/tutorial-how-to-make-a-pomander-flower-ball/
Babycakes & Decor was gracious enough to send a little treat for the mom-to-be using the printable cupcake wrappers and toppers – burp cloths and wash clothes shaped into little cupcakes and candy shapes! The mom was delighted, and they were ridiculously cute on display. Pom Flair provided the beautiful pink pom garland that leant a perfect festive accent to the room.
The flower pomanders on the centerpieces
Start with items you have and try to rearrange an repurpose before you make new purchases. You'll be surprised what you come up with!