Monday, March 19, 2018

Modern Blush & Navy Wedding Shower

When you are asked by your mother to put together a beautiful shower for a friend, you want to take advantage of having full creative liberties! We decided to go with a feminine, modern look. Jordan, the bride, chose a beautiful, modern china place setting, so we used that for our design inspiration. My mom wanted color, and when I showed her my current favorite navy and blush supplies, she approved!
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Did you know we carry Minted through the shop? We do, and I love it! After figuring out our look, I stumbled upon this gorgeous navy design. Luckily, my mom and other hostesses approved. It was a perfect introduction to the party style.

As mentioned earlier, our inspiration stemmed from party supplies. This gorgeous collection by one of our vendors, Harlow & Grey, is unique and sets a great table. Like myself, my mom loves to layer and mix and match. We paired it with some new blush forks in the shop, and added rose gold polka dot paper to the tables for a soft pop of color.


My mom has loved our recent balloon garlands at the shop, and requested that I make one for the shower. I wanted to use our pink ombre backdrop, so I decided to use all white balloons. Different sizes, gave it extra impact. The Plaid Giraffe did the flowers, and I was able to get some loose stems for the garland. Love adding florals to my garlands! It was dreamy and the colors gave a bride vibe.

The hostesses work with my mom at The Plaid Giraffe, so I knew the flowers would be amazing. Per usual, they did not disappoint! We had the tables in a U shape, so they did two smaller arrangements on the sides. In the center, the hostesses gifted Jordan an incredibly beautiful bowl she registered for, and filled it with flowers - dreamy! Since it was a China Shower, the hostesses collected money for a group gift of her china pieces. The Plaid Giraffe will setup bride's registered place settings at their shower, which is easy decor for the room. They also wrap the presents, and their bows are wow!

As the shower guests arrived, they were greeted at a mimosa bar. There were multiple juice and garnish options. The "Pop It Like It's Brunch" napkins from the shop were a fun touch!

Food wise, they decided to serve brunch. They offered mini quiches, fruit and pastries. The pastries were served on new scallop trays I ordered for the shop from the new Sugar & Cloth product line. For dessert, they of course ordered cookies from shop favorite Sweet Sugarlicious. They were bridal shower perfection!

My mom and I had so much fun working on this shower together with the other hostesses. I loved bringing the vision to life, and that white balloon garland, might be my favorite to date. It was just so airy and light. Definitely reach out if you would like us to make a garland for your next event!

Happy wedding shower Jordan! Thanks for letting us host you and your family.

Lots of Love,

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Rainbow Theme Playdate

With Saint Patrick's Day right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to host a group of mamas and their little ones for a fun play date! We opted for rainbow rather than green because we know kids love all the colors!

We served snacks on these Meri Meri Rainbow plates and drinks in the Meri Meri Gold Scallop cups; we thought the gold was the perfect accent. Whenever you gather a group of preschoolers, snacks are a necessity! Moms brought treats to share and the hostesses pulled together a festive fruit rainbow that the kids loved.

Our dress up closets were a great ice-breaker as kids arrived and took the opportunity to dress like their favorite character.  Frequent costume changes are welcome (and expected)!

We put together a rainbow craft to coordinate with the party theme. The paper rainbows were easy enough for the little ones to do without full parent involvement and the finished products were so unique!

This group was full of little decorators and future party stylists! The kids arranged, and rearranged, the table settings and backdrop and had so much fun with the Studio Pep Rainbow Balloons. Each child took home at least one balloon as a reminder of the fun.

If you have a group of friends looking to plan an afternoon away from home, give us a shout! We can come up with themed activities and offer some shorter options for weekday rentals!

Lots of Love,