This was a baby shower with a theme inspired by the classic children's book, The Secret Garden. I knew I wanted to play with texture rather than color, and immediately knew I wanted to make a backdrop of paper flowers inspired by the Chanel 2009 runway show. It was lightweight, inexpensive, and gorgeous! (Looks awesome hanging on my bedroom wall now, too.)
The misty color palette and story of one of my childhood favorites, The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgeson Burnett.
Creative! Wherever the muse takes me. I love trying new projects!
This was a completely DIY project, from the savory food (mini pork tenderloin sandwiches; spinach artichoke bites; bacon, date, and goat cheese streudel; cheese plate with homemade crackers) to the dessert table (garden path cupcakes, raspberry mousse, brush embroidery cookies, pink lemonade tea cakes, biscotti, lemon tartlets) to the decor (the paper flower backdrop, the cupcake swing, the onesie bunting, the mirrored cake stands, the custom paint-by-numbers painting activity that I made to match the baby's nursery bedding). I did it all!
I think my favorite element was the paper flower backdrop. It's so striking, but was so simple and inexpensive to make. There's a tutorial for it on my blog (Tikkido, linked in my profile).
Many tutorials from this party and others on my blog at Tikkido.com!