Real Baby Shower: Operation Shower

Friday, May 20, 2011

When Marie of Sweets Indeed and Jenn, aka Hostess with the Mostess, come together for Operation Shower, you know the event is going to be over-the-top SPECTACULAR! Especially when you have The Pixel Studio there to capture every last detail. Loving this rustic country farm theme -- including tons of hay, wheelbarrows, farm animals and bold colors. A truly vibrant setting! And thank goodness for all the donations and amazing vendors for making this day so incredibly special!

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From Marie... What an honor to be part of something so precious! I grew up with such appreciation and admiration for our military men and women. These courageous people make daily sacrifices beyond any that the average American can fathom. I always joked that I would never date a military man because I just wasn’t the type that could handle the distance and worry. To that, I am impressed with the poise and strength that these women carry as they go through the most monumental moments of their life. For those of you that are moms, you know the journey one goes through during pregnancy, birth and the joyous lack of sleep that comes along with having a newborn. Now imagine doing all that without your spouse there for all or part of that journey AND worrying if he’ll come home. I couldn’t imagine and to that…I give HUGE props. THANK YOU for all that you do. THANK YOU!

The above is just one of the reasons why I loved bringing some sweetness to this adorable baby shower. I believe in what organizations like Operation Shower and March of Dimes are doing and the people behind the scenes are phenomenal people. This particular shower was held at the Torrey Pines Golf Course during the Farmers Insurance Open. The setting…stunning. The staff associated with each one of these organizations…top notch.

I had donated Sweet Skewers to Operation Shower before and when the lovely Amy from Stem Parties said they were coming to San Diego, I knew I wanted to be there and do more. To top it off, the amazingly talented Jen of Hostess with the Mostess would be creating the branding and decor for the event, and Heavenly Blooms was providing beautiful floral arrangements. What a dream team! When I first received an idea board and the beginning drafts of the “paper goods” from Jen, I was blown away. She just gets it! This made our “job” easier as we used all of her creations and morphed them into items for the Sweet Station. I have to say this again…it was such a fun project!! I even got to meet Paper and Cake who so graciously volunteered and posted about the event here. There were so many fabulous people!

There were so many talented, creative, giving people behind this event and to say it warmed my heart watching all the volunteers, is really an understatement. Here is THE WHAT, THE HOW, and THE WHY behind this event. Please visit the Stem Parties blog for a recap as well. Here and Here. You don’t want to miss anything!!!

On our end, we would not be able to give back without the donations we receive from some SUPER sweet vendors. We love these people tremendously and were blown away by THEIR willingness to give. To find out more about the each vendor and the event, please visit the Sweets Indeed website.

There were so many details to this event that I loved and it was so precious seeing the newborn babies and pregger moms being showered with love and gifts. If you would like to donate to this amazing organization, please go to Operation Shower If you are interested in donating sweets as part of a future Sweet Station styled by Sweets Indeed, please contact info@sweetsindeed.com We will continue to work with Operation Shower on future events. 



Design/styling, popcorn: Sweets Indeed / Paper Decor: Created using designs by Hostess with the Mostess / Photography: The Pixel Studio / Vintage Prop Pieces: Found Vintage Rentals / Cookies: Rizza Raglin / Dessert Shots: Vanilla Bake Shop / Cupcakes: Heavenscent Cakes / Fudge: Jewel of the Lion / Fondant Cow: Half Baked Co. / Pies: Porch Pies

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