Real Baby Shower: Baby Knut

Monday, June 27, 2011

What a gorgeous baby shower all the way from Norway! Such adorable invitations from Lilypad Lane
(of course... another etsy shop) with matching garland and cupcake toppers. Love how Maggie, the genius behind the lens, got inspiration from The Party Dress for her darling mimosa bar -- wouldn't it be nice to have one right now. :) Its so nice sharing ideas from all the wonderful blogs out there!

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From Maggie... On Sunday, June 19, I held a very low-key baby shower to celebrate the birth of Knut Baerheim, my friend Birte's first boy. Norwegians are not familiar with the baby shower custom, but new mothers often host friends and family in their own homes just after the baby is born. I wanted to have this party for Birte so that our friends could meet, have a drink, and celebrate on neutral ground. The shower was completely influenced by Birte's taste, from the color theme of blues and browns, to the handmade tissue pomanders and flowers (Maggie Hayden); invitations, chalkboard tea-light dessert signs, banners, cupcake toppers (Lilypad Lane); and various other graphic touches (Molly Freameau, independent graphic designer).

I served sweet treats and drinks (Mimosa Bar inspired by Party Dress). All of the desserts were based on Birte's favorite flavor combinations -- cappuccino fudge cheesecake; mint chocolate bars; peanut butter cups; lemon bars; individual pavlovas with mixed berries, sweetened vanilla whipped cream and raspberry coulis; vanilla sugar "K" cookies; and carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese coconut icing. (Maggie Hayden)

Knut is Birte's second child and she already had many baby items in her home. We asked guests to bring a book for Knut's library. The party was a great success! 


Photography: Maggie Hayden / Invitations, chalkboard tea-light dessert signage, banners, cupcake toppers: Becky Reavis, Lilypad Lane / Books for Knut signage, beverage signage: Molly Fremeau




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Above Photography & Design: Lilypad Lane {Custom Baby Shower Package: 20 Custom Invites $40 /
18 Cupcake Toppers $13.50 / 20 Vintage Chalkboard Jar Tags $10 / "KNUT" baby name garland $12}

1 comment :

Daisyduster (Becky) said...

What a Beautiful job Maggie did with this shower...I'm just amazed.
Thank You so much for including me in it.
I have not seen this website, and it is just gorgeous!
I am so honored to be in today's post!

Sincerely,
Becky from Lilypad Lane Designs