Apr 8, 2014

Our baby shower (robin's-egg, blush, gender neutral)

This past weekend we had our baby shower. You may remember me talking about it and sharing the moodboard here.

It all came together so perfectly and was such a happy, sunny day where the house was flooded with light and smiles and people we love.

I had planned to stick to mint/robin's-egg-blue + blush as a colour combo (so it's neither too boyish or too girlish - a bit of both) and would you know it, I actually stuck to that plan... kind of rare for me.
 

The blueish plates were borrowed from my brother's girlfriend, flowers supplied by my mum, food prep & clean up thanks to lovely helpers, and so on...  it was great.

 A lot of the inspiration for colours came from the invitations (below) by Kelli Murray. I recommend using her for custom-looking invites! The baby deer was appropriate (if you know my husband!) and so cute. The owl was actually a card that I used for signage, and with the spare invitations I made food labels that you'll see further down.
 
{For the record, blueberry muffins were placed on the dish after this photo!}

Our new dining room dresser became a drinks stand. Who needs a bar cart?!


Rather than having the typical organised games, we just had a few scattered activities around the place. One was the advice board below, with pieces of card for people to write on and peg up in an envelope.


Another was getting people to 'name our baby' on these blackboards - one for girls and one for boys. It was fun to see what people came up with!  


{Totally snapped her writing "Eufegenia"... one of the most awesome names of all time!}

It was a brunch, so for food we went with easy-to-prepare but delicious. A whole load of pastries, savoury croissants with different fillings, muffins, lots of fresh fruit and these amazing cocktail sausages with my aunty's recipe were all we needed. Plus tea, coffee, OJ, sparkling water.

 
  This vintage teaset from my grandma a few years ago finally made it's debut! And totally matched the colour scheme...


For favours, I made some "marshmallow babies" using a mini gingerbread-man cutter and a vanilla marshmallow recipe. My cousin and I had painted the tops of these mini-jars and I wrote 'thanks' on each one using a toothpick dipped in paint. Easy! (ish) (but not really) (marshmallows are tricky!)

  
{More blush flowers, and a guess-the-number-of-jelly-babies game in the jar, all set up and waiting}

A few action shots taken by my brother...


{Even my grandma made it. So good!}


Bumpalump!
Only 7 weeks till due date.

Thanks for enduring this photo overload. I hope it inspires someone!