Real Baby Shower: P is for Party

Sunday, December 5, 2010

I have a friend who is always telling me that if you "sparkle on the outside -- you'll sparkle on the inside"!  And, while Elizabeth and I can't give you any bling (i.e., the "sparkle" my friend is always referring to), we can brighten up your Sunday evening with this completely swoon worthy soiree that the adorable Christi from P is for Party put together.  (It's seriously not fair how talented and sweet this lady is)!  Filled with lots of warmth and holiday charm, Christi's picture perfect party is a lovely example of how to create a theme around the decorations that may be filling your house during the next few weeks.  And, we are in LOVE!  From the flowers, glass ornament balls, and wrapped present center pieces to the perfectly-over-the-top Christmas tree and snow flakes that dusted every sweet party detail -- we just can't get enough of of this gold, copper, and ivory party vision!  And, we bet that after scrolling through the gallery posted below you too will be "smitten kittens".

Pure perfection, right?  Well, our only wish is that this were an actual shower.  Turns out this oh-so-creative Momma created all these marvelous details for her sons first birthday party (We know -- a birthday party)!  Our heads are still spinning.  But, honestly, if we hadn't shared our dirty little secret with you would you have even noticed?  We know we were too busy falling into love and taking notes to even care.  Which brings us to Christi's sweet note we include below ...

From Christi... The color scheme came from our Christmas tree and other seasonal decor around the, copper & ivory.

We often call Conrad, "C", so when we were designing the
invitation, I wanted to use the initial instead of his full monogram. The "C" was present throughout many party elements. I was very tempted to have my favorite florist make a "C" wreath that matched the exact font, but instead of paying $300, I decided to give it a shot myself. It turned out okay ... I [also] set out gift centerpieces instead of using vases because inevitably, they would be knocked down by one of the little ones [at the party] (probably my 
2 year old!).

Jingle bell wreath ornaments served as favors which helped tie in the theme of the party.

We had a make-your-own parfait station along with other breakfast goodies.

Photography: Angela from Bella Smile / Invitation, favor sign, hot chocolate sign, napkins & cup stickers: Hayley Hardcastle / Cake: Ooh La La / Custom bib: Amanda Skelton Yocum / Linens: Distinctive Details  / Table and chairs: A Finer Event / Caspari wrapping paper: The Container Store / Apothecary jars: Pottery Barn.

1 comment :

Christi Bennett @ pisforparty said...

Emilie and Elizabeth!! Your write up is perfect and oh so sweet! I cannot thank you enough for the feature and for the extremely nice words!!