Every mama-to-be deserves to be celebrated and spoiled in exchange for 40 long weeks of pregnancy, right?! That’s exactly what Catherine Lowe wanted for her friend Crista’s baby shower this past Saturday.
Catherine and I teamed up to throw Crista a shower to remember. With sweet baby girl “Lucy” on the way, we settled on an I Love Lucy theme and a color palette of pink, white and grey with pops of gold.
Invites were created by my go-to designer Harper Gray. She designed the cutest pink heart shaped balloon invites packaged and sent out in confetti filled boxes.
Once inflated, all the party details appear!
When I throw baby showers, I usually try to work within the color palette of the baby’s nursery so that party decor can double as nursery decor.
For baby Lucy’s shower, I had custom canvas prints made at Tiny Prints that were used as wall decor for the shower, but can also be used in baby Lucy’s nursery afterwards.
Flowers always brighten up any space and add life to parties. I put together arrangements of ranunculus, anemones, jasmine and other gorgeous greenery.
We kept the beverages rather simple with sparkling pink lemonade and berry infused water.
I used a sweet vintage high chair near the drinks to display flowers and offer beverage napkins personalized with baby’s name, Lucy Isabella.
In my opinion, the dessert table is the centerpiece of any event. I absolutely loved how this sweet baby shower dessert table turned out. There’s nothing better than when the idea in my head comes to life, exactly how I imagine it! We attached greenery on the wall in the shape of a heart (using floral tape) and filled in a section with large clusters of ranunculus, anemones, and jasmine. It was gorgeous!
The dessert table was filled with sugar cookies, cupcakes, macarons and chocolate dipped rice krispy treats and an edible gold flower topped cake!
Since the theme was all about hearts, I baked little pink hearts inside the cupcakes. To learn how to do this, watch my step-by-step video HERE.
I stamped baby’s name onto pink fondant heart shapes as cupcake toppers and cut rice krispy treats into heart shapes dipped in chocolate.
More special keepsakes from the shower were personalized pillows. These are fun to decorate a rocking chair in baby’s nursery, or even use on the floor when baby is old enough to sit and play.
If you follow my blog, you know I love an activity or DIY craft at social gatherings. It’s fun to get crafty while you visit! One of my favorite baby shower activities is making baby blocks.
For Crista’s shower, we set a baby block making table with all the fixings. Blocks, wooden letters, mod podge, paints, brushes, paint trays etc. Harper Gray made coordinating party papers to glue to the blocks (and mod podge over).
I used a vintage crib to hold all of Crista and baby Lucy’s gifts.
To eliminate one more thing on mama-to-be’s to do list, I love giving personalized thank you cards as a gift. As mom is opening baby gifts, pass around the cards and have each guest self address an envelope. It’s even more helpful to jot down a little reminder of your baby gift on the back of the card. They don’t call it mom brain for nothing! I found darling personalized thank you cards at Tiny Prints.
One last special keepsake is having each guest jot down a “Wish for Baby”. Harper Gray designed sweet little cards for guests to write little messages on for Crista. These are so special to pop into a baby book or display in a nursery.
As a small take home favor, we sent each guest with a fun EOS lip balm attached to personalized We Love Lucy cards (designed by Harper Gray).
Crista and Catherine were both glowing and radiant throughout the entire afternoon. How fun that these friends from grade school are now pregnant together. Congrats ladies!
Photography by Kelly Clare Photography