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Baby Shower Idea: Seeds & Sorbet Potting Party


Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I was in need for a baby shower idea, so I headed over to Project Wedding for some ideas. They had an amazing "Seeds & Sorbet Potting Party" by Dionne Christiansen of City of Dionne and I thought this would be a fun idea for a group of girls getting together to celebrate an upcoming birth. Very symbolic -- don't you think. :)  A great idea for a small gathering with an activity and favor included! I think you'll be seeing more from Dionne on Bump Smitten -- she has some great parties plus lovely photography.

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BabyShower-Idea-Potting-Sorbet
BabyShower-Idea-Potting-Sorbet
BabyShower-Idea-Potting-Sorbet
BabyShower-Idea-Potting-Sorbet
BabyShower-Idea-Potting-Sorbet
BabyShower-Idea-Potting-Sorbet
BabyShower-Idea-Potting-Sorbet
From Dionne... Flowers, herbs, seeds and sorbet. The ingredients for my weekend.

On Saturday, I hosted a little party at our place to take advantage of the gorgeous Spring Weather. I had thought about planning a little party about a month ago and was trying to think of the perfect theme to capture the upbeat nature of Spring when I came across the Ruche Spring Lookbook. I was so inspired by all the lovely Spring images, and as soon as I saw this image, I knew that I wanted to throw a party that involved potting our own plants.

Once I had the potted plant idea, the rest came from that. Since it was going to involve soil and dirt, of course I had to have it outside, and what better way to cool off outside than to eat lots of lovely sorbet? Hence the "Seeds & Sorbet" theme.

It was a lot of fun spending quality time with some girlfriends, sharing in desserts and getting our hands dirty. I made four different sorbets, along with two savory snacks to balance out the sweetness of the sorbets.

Each girl got to choose a packet of flower seeds, herb seeds, pots, and mini garden tools, and then from there we set about potting our plants.

It was such a lovely afternoon, and as usual with all my little parties, Brian was sooooo helpful with all the setup and packing away. He's such a sweet and supportive husband!



Design & Photography: City of Dionne / Thanks to Project Wedding for the inspiration

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