Real Baby Shower: Vintage Peach, Pale Pink & Cream

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Monday! Here's a baby shower that was completely planned and designed by the mommy-to-be, Terry Leung Lew, and also photographed by her extremely talented sister, Cindy Tseng. With her love of throwing parties, Terry thought it was only appropriate to put together her own shower. Well... let me just say it is simply breathtaking, through and through. I love all her vintage finds as well as the handmade decorations, including the pinwheels, buffet cards, cake bunting and pancake flags. She also had a DIY station for making fabric flowers for baby Eden. PRECIOUS!

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From Terry... I’m a bit of a type A personality, so I had a pretty strong hand in planning my shower, as my sisters can attest to! I love planning parties so it felt only natural to plan this one! I wanted to have a warm, vintage feel to the party while incorporating the colors peach, pale pink and cream and also pinwheels! I spent about 3-4 months prior to the shower scouring flea markets and estate sales for vintage finds for inspiration and to incorporate into the d├ęcor of the party. Among my finds were wooden wine crates, vintage spools of thread, children’s books (including my two childhood favorites – Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz), vintage linen placemats, and whimsical Bailey’s teacups.

I love breakfast food so I planned a menu focused on breakfast items and also tried to incorporate peaches into the food and drinks wherever possible. The menu included homemade peach scones served with lemon curd, butter and strawberry jam, mini peach parfaits, mini pancakes served with strawberry, blackberry and maple syrup, mini waffles topped with scrambled eggs, sausage and avocado, crispy potato cakes, and homemade peach pound cake. Beverages included white peach iced tea and baby peach bellinis. My favorite part of the spread was the omelette bar, manned none other than by my husband! Guests could pick out their choice of fillings and get their omelette custom-made right in front of them!

My sisters and I tried to incorporate as many DIY elements into the shower as well, such as the pinwheels which were made out of paper printed with text from Alice in Wonderland, all the signage for the food and drinks, mini paper flags for the mini pancake stacks, the mini ribbon bunting for the Bundt cake, and hand-stamped muslin bags containing handmade matchbook notepads for the favors. We also had a DIY activity for the guests. Guests were invited to create a fabric or felt flower that could be used as a hair clip or strung on a garland for the baby’s nursery. Everyone was so creative and all the flowers were beautiful! My daughter’s name is Eden, so she now has her own little Garden of Eden!



Planning & Design: Terry Leung Lew / Photography: Terry's sister, Cindy Tseng

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