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I love the combination of mint and gold, especially for baby showers because it is so versatile and gender-neutral.
This particular shower was actually a Sip and See! If you aren't Southern, or have no idea what a Sip and See is, it is a party after the baby is born, for all your friends and relatives to meet the baby. They have become really popular lately, especially in the case of second, third, or more babies.
When Christina, my client, sent me some inspiration pictures of what she was thinking, I was so excited to do this party! I LOVE antiquing and buying unique pieces for events. So, I knew that I could make this really beautiful and vintage.
I started with contacting my friend Gretchen at Three Little Monkeys Studios. She has a great style and I knew she could create a vintage, yet simplistic invitation.
I always like to do some sort of welcome for guests at the front door. I made this wreath with a simple straw wreath form, burlap and lace ribbon, some scrapbook embellishments and some shapes from my Silhouette.
I knew I wanted to use vintage windows and I was so pumped to find two different ones in varying shades of mint! Score! The large railing is actually a large piece of a baby crib that I found at the antique mall. I love the texture it brings to the table.
The cake stands are a mixture of my collection and two beautiful mint green Nicole Miller stands that I found at HomeGoods I might have squealed out loud when I found them.
Since this was a brunch, we had tons of cute brunch foods! The Eggo dipping sticks are a super easy way to do waffle shots! These absolutely stunning mint and gold doughnuts are from my friend Autumn at Autumn Lynn's Chocolate Sins. I think that they were so beautiful that people were afraid to eat them!
The large A was purchased at Hobby Lobby. It's actually made from canvas, so I painted it in an ombre treatment. The little anchor is from Hobby Lobby too. If you notice, there are anchors sprinkled into the design because they are meaningful to baby's parents. I made this vintage window into a birth announcement keepsake for the baby. I used my Silhouette to cut the baby's birth date stats and applied it directly to the window. I hope that this makes a beautiful addition to his room!
Ok, let's talk about how beautiful these cupcakes are. Mad Lily Cakery made the cupcakes for me and Maria at Love and Sugar Kisses did the absolutely stunning toppers. I originally planned to do a cupcake wrapper on these, but when I started applying them, I thought they took away from the beautiful toppers!
I got the vintage mint hankies at the antique mall too. I love how they look on the cake stands.
The fabulous cookies were made by my girls at Whimsy Cookie Co. I love the treatment they did on the mason jars to make them look like they are wrapped in burlap!
All party food doesn't have to be complicated. These mini-cinnamon rolls are prepackaged from Kroger and they are delicious! For the favors, we did bags of powdered donuts. Gretchen made these toppers to match the invitation and they say "Donut be a stranger!" I found this vintage drawer and painted the inside of it mint to hold the donuts.
The beautiful fabric banner on the front of the table was made by Candace at LillyPaul Designs. I love the little textured pieces that she threw in. I have worked with her three times now and she does beautiful work! Instead of gifts, the parents asked for guests to bring books for the baby's library.
I set up another food station in the dining room for the savory food selections, which included chicken salad croissants, a yogurt and fruit trifle, a cheese display, and a biscuit bar.
This chalkboard was an ugly painting that I painted over with chalkboard paint. A little chalk pen and some free-handing and it's the perfect display for the biscuit bar menu.
Birthday Express sent me these awesome silver-look plastic utensils. This is a great option when you want something a little nicer-looking, with the ease of plastic utensils!
And what's a brunch without drinks?