This past weekend I had the great privilege of hosting a baby shower for my precious new goddaughter Lydia, who was born on April 30th. It was such a fun party to throw!
- The adorable invitations were designed by the lovely Heather Moritz of Moritz Fine Designs, (who has also designed all 4 of my websites.) She was inspired by a design I found on Etsy, and rather than having them printed, she just sent me the digital file and I printed them at home, which helped us get them out sooner and kept costs down.
- As always, there were lots & lots of fun DiY projects for the decorations and favors. Luckily for this party, which was planned in only 3 weeks, I had 3 amazing co-hostesses, Angie, Kasey, & Katherine, who were invaluable in helping to get everything done, bringing food, & making sure the party went smoothly. I definitely could NOT have pulled it off without them!
- As the theme would suggest, there were buttons everywhere! I purchased several large variety value packs from JoAnn’s, using 50% off coupons for each one. I also found some vintage spools on ebay for less than $10, so those were used as both decoration and to hold the food tags.
- The flowers were very easy. We picked up 2 bunches of roses at Publix (which were on sale because of Mother’s Day), then simply divided them among 5 mason jars.
- The button monogram was inspired by a project I found on Pinterest, which came from Spearmint Baby. I did mine a little differently, printing the background instead of hand-drawing it, so that I could include Baby Lydia’s birth statistics underneath. It did double duty as decoration and as my gift.
- The brunch was definitely a team effort, with each of the co-hostesses sharing the cooking duties. It was all delicious! The menu included an assortment of vegetarian quiche, baked french toast, a Tuscan breakfast casserole, spinach-strawberry salad, fruit salad, & lemon yogurt muffins. Drinks included homemade lemonade (using the lemon juice from our own lemon tree), blackberry-mint iced tea, & coffee.
- All of the desserts for the table were homemade. I was most nervous about the ruffle cake, a Martha Stewart creation, but then I found this awesome You Tube tutorial that I watched about 6 times in a row, and it was surprisingly doable. In fact, it was so much fun to do that I am planning a pink version for Trouble’s Cake Party coming up in a couple weeks. The yellow cake had layers of lemon & lime cake with a lemon cream cheese buttercream frosting, while the ruffle cake was vanilla cake with raspberry cream cheese filling and Martha Stewart’s Swiss Meringue Buttercream.