Real Baby Shower: Carrie Rowe {Parisian Theme)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Hope you are ready for baby shower number two from the extremely talented Carrie Rowe from C Stands for Carrie. Because I am! A. I love Paris  B. I love French cafés, French baguettes and crème brûlée  C. I love this Parisian inspired shower! Completely original and completely amazing. I especially adore the hanging umbrellas {inspired by the Hostess with the Mostess}, the drink labels and art {designed by the mommy-to be's dad} and the various French kid books placed on the tables. But... the one thing that makes my heart go pitter-patter is the cupcakes in a jar. Brilliant!

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From Carrie... I recently had the honor of collaborating with my friend Crystal to throw an AMAZING Parisian themed baby shower for her friend Leah (her personal blog - eashcapades) on March 6th. Leah loves all things French and fashion (her other blog - belle epoque blog), so a Parisian baby shower was definitely in order. We had a lot of fun details, a delicious French food spread and a cute photo spot with chocolate mustaches.

A few of my favorite details were:
• The black and white umbrellas hung down the hallway (inspiration from a baby shower featured on Hostess with the Mostess).
• The French books, flash cards and food labels.
• The photo backdrop which consisted of French posters, book pages from an old French book, a pennant and a print that is from my living room.
• The mini Eiffel Tower borrowed from Rising Sun Bistro
• Chocolate mustaches
• The art made by Leah's dad that we used for the invitations, drink labels, decoration and the light image that was projected on the wall.

We served hors d'oeuvres, desserts and drinks at the shower:
• Hors d'oeuvres consisted of baguettes, croissants, a variety of cheeses, jam, nutella, nuts, pate and fruit. All the food was purchased at Costco, except the pate which was purchased from the Rising Sun Bistro.
• For dessert we offered creme brulee (made by Crystal's husband), cupcakes (made by me) and chocolate covered strawberries.
• Drinks we had were water, Perrier, Izze (sparkling fruit juice) and coffee.

We played 2 games- Baby Animals (what specific animals are called when babies) and French Words (trying to match French and English words). For favors Crystal made chocolate mustaches - mold purchased from Bake it Pretty.

Design: Carrie Rowe from C Stands for Carrie / Photography: Isabella Ray

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