Real Baby Shower: Pinwheels & Pom Poms Galore

Friday, October 1, 2010

A couple of weeks ago Elizabeth and I gave you a sneak peak into the intimate shower that hostesses Kari HererChristina Wnek, and Pam Albert planned. Remember the pretty pinwheels we featured? Yes, those pinwheels -- well, they were actually used as part of the invitations for this small shower! I know, HELLOOO GORGEOUS! If I were to throw a baby shower in the next month or so I would want it to look like this -- jam-packed with steal-worthy DIY ideas, splashes of color around every corner, a carefully edited color palette, and an effortless country chic charm about it. And, let's not forget the photographs that Kari took -- the warmth that radiates from these images is contagious! Can't you just picture yourself sitting at that table with eight of your best girlfriends, laughing about the wonderful moments of your pregnancies and raising your children?! It's just one of those memories that would stay with you forever. To see all the eye-candy goodness that we are talking about, you'll just have to cruise through Kari's beautiful photographs that are posted below ...

From hostesses Kari Herer, Christina Wnek, and Pam AlbertOur pregnant friend Tracy is on bed rest and so we wanted to do something extra special and over the top in celebration of her and her “little peanut”. Not knowing the sex of the baby, they refer to their little one as “Peanut” – so we decided to run with that and made “Oh Peanut” our tagline.

The invitation started the whole thing off – it was a really small shower (just 8 people) giving us time to create something that we wouldn’t have been able to for a larger number of people. We wanted the invitation to make a statement and thought pinwheels would be something we could make and could carry through to the rest of the shower.

From there our theme was born: Pinwheels and Pom Poms!

Tracy has chosen Robert Kaufman’s Metro Market Chickens fabric for her bedding and color scheme for the nursery, so we drew our inspiration from that and stuck with greens, yellows, blues and browns. After deciding on the color scheme the rest was a piece of cake! As long as you have a color or group of colors to work with keeping an event cohesive is easy.

We made smaller (less complicated!) pinwheels to decorate the cupcakes, hung pom poms from pomlove on the ceiling, adorned the doorway with a cute “oh peanut” banner printed by Papier Gourmet, and made some scrumptious sugar scrub with the line “from our shower to yours” on the tag.

We even had our own personal caterer (Kari’s oh so talented husband) to cook us brunch!

The shower was a hit – it was a great group of ladies, an amazing meal, a fabulous atmosphere all in celebration of a great friend and her little peanut!

Photography: Kari Herer / Planning & Design: Christina Wnek and Pam Albert


Laura said...


Beth G said...


I know you posted this a while ago, but I was wondering if you could tell me how you secured the pom poms to the ceiling. I am hosting a baby shower this weekend, and have made a bunch of pom poms for decorations.