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Real Baby Shower: Something Above Your Lip


Monday, May 2, 2011


I saw this baby shower posted on another blog, not sure which one at the moment, and loved it! Absolutely loved it! I just had to share this design from Chelsea of The Alexanders with my smitten readers. I thought the hanging string of lullabies was such a clever idea -- what a nice treat having lunch with sweet words written above you. The dollies were also a perfect addition for Chelsea's vintage shower. And lastly, the cupcake stands... so cute! Love the individually packaged dessert.

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From Chelsea... My friend Ashley is having a baby. Her husband often has a beard or mustache. It's only fitting that we include some touch of facial hair for her little boy. But then I saw an idea on Modern Moments for these cute cupcake stands. And they had to be included.

I also wanted to incorporate colors and style that I know Ashley loves. Red, orange, Birch/natural wood. And I threw in doilies because she and I relate about vintage a lot. And something about doilies makes me think vintage. Even though I don't buy old doilies and neither does she. Run with it, though. I did!

I set up the tables the night before. I loved the simple {and inexpensive} but gorgeous place settings. I used disposable bamboo utensils and compostable plates. Cups were purchased from estate sales and all they have in common is the fact they are glass and stemware. I purposely mixed and matched them.

Mason jars were used for ice water. It was the perfect solution, in my opinion. The food was served family style. Chicken salad on croissants or a vegetarian option of basil-red-pepper sandwiches that Karen made. Both were DEVOURED. Tells you how good they were!

We also had an italian-style salad. I might have overbought a bit on the salad. I have about 4 lbs of salad leftover. It didn't seem like that much when I bought it, I swear.

Lullabies adrift overhead amongst clouds of doilies. (I got the idea for the hanging lullabies from here) Brooke explained the projects. She took charge of the activity {we tend to do activities/projects instead of games} and we are making a mobile and a wall hanging. They're going to be SO great! We're getting together in a couple weeks to finish it up before little baby gets here. I'll post pictures when they're completed.

Thanks to Brooke's sister, Erin, for getting a few pictures with me in them! Usually I'm behind the scene in the kitchen and behind the camera.

I'd say it was a great success!



Planning & Design: Chelsea from The Alexanders

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