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I love throwing showers! This weekend I got to co-throw a baby shower for one of my closest friends, Autumn. Autumn has recently started a fabulous blog called M.O.V.E Lifestyle which stands for Modern Organic Vintage Eclectic (definitely check it out!), so we used that as our inspiration for this party. So without further ado, let's down to it!
The very talented Jenn from Way of the Wong designed super cute invitations! We just loved these little owls and used them throughout the entire shower.
When you walked in, you could see the table all set up. We chose to go with one long table and served the food family style to create a more intimate setting.
When you walked in, you could see the table all set up. As guests came in, we had them grab a cocktail, then we had them write some words of wisdom to the parents-to-be on a little tag and had them hang them on a tree made from a manzanita branch.
We also had all of the guests bring an unwrapped kids book and we had them personalize them with book plates. Sweet right? I love giving books at a baby shower!
We had all the guests drinking out of mason jars with these little owl stir sticks.
For the table:
We used old wine bottles with the labels removed as water pitchers and all the flower arrangements were done in re-used cans and jars. The name cards doubled as the favors. I planted herb and vegetable plants in soup cans, then we tied ribbon around them and sealed them together with a sticker with each guests name on it. The place mats are a sheet of scrapbooking paper with an owl stamped in the corner. These gave the place setting a little personality.
Ok, here comes the good stuff: the food! Like I mentioned, we did family style, so all the food was on the table as the guests sat down. We served quiche, 3 different tea sandwiches (cucumber, caprese and chicken salad), mixed green salad and orzo salad.
We turned my dining room table into the dessert table. I had some butcher paper so we laid it out on the table, placed the desserts on top and used crayons to identify all the goodies. I made chocolate salted carmel cupcakes, red velvet cupcakes, salted chocolate chip cookies "potted" chocolate pudding (I saw these in Martha Stewart's magazine months ago and have been dying to make them!) and Autumn's Mom made her famous cheesecake. Overall it was a fabulous party!
Autumn, the Mom-to-be of course!
What People Ate
We served quiche, 3 different tea sandwiches (cucumber, caprese and chicken salad), mixed green salad and orzo salad.
What People Drank
Watermelon cocktail, mint lemonade, water, and wine.
A Modern Organic Vintage Eclectic Baby Shower
An elegant and fun backyard baby shower
I made chocolate salted carmel cupcakes, red velvet cupcakes, salted chocolate chip cookies "potted" chocolate pudding and Autumn's Mom made her famous cheesecake.
Activities / Games
Guests wrote messages of advice and love to Autumn and hung them on the tree. Guests also personalized book plates to put in the books they brought for the baby.