Hosting a Baby Shower

So I'm a little behind most of my friends in the baby department, but in my defence I'm still practically a newly wed.  That doesn't mean that I'm not trilled when I hear the great news AND always looking for an excuse to throw a party.  When one of my besties, Gwen, announced she was expecting the first thing I said was that I wanted to host a baby shower in her honor...  Well maybe the second or third thing I said, I'm sure there was some squealing and many congratulatory phrases involved prior to baby shower hosting. 

I co-hosted with my friends Lauren and Jessica - who held down the fort in Florida with important decisions like venue, menu, etc while I came up with the invitation and decor in VA. 

We decided to host the soiree at one of the mother-to-be's favorite brunch spots.  An eccentric beach cafe, where we had to work with the environment, aka there was lots of crazy stuff there.

With this in mind, I went with a simple motif.  Green swirls, white Daisey's and highlights of blue.

I did pack all my decorations in a suitcase and flew them down to FL - in what I referred to as a party in a bag.  My husband even let me check my party in a bag, which is strictly against his no checking bags (except for ski and golf trips) policy.

The Room
Menu & Favor
Banner - also will be hung on the front porch when the little one arrives
The Gifts
Mother-to-be AND the best cake
Gwen received lots of beautiful and thoughtful gifts
And some funny one's!
Our beautiful friend and soon to be mother.
Her aunt made this by hand.
 The hosts and mommy!

We had such a wonderful time, and I can't wait to throw another party sometime soon!


I Do Declare said...

That shower looked just perfect! What a great idea for re-using the banner, too!!!

Lexilooo said...

Looks great! I've only thrown one baby shower so far, but am hoping for more soon!

Kelsey Claire said...

That shower is fabulous!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

that looks great! I am hosting a boy baby shower Nov. 6 and you have given me some great ideas! thanks girl!

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