Real Baby Shower: Sweet Lullaby

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Just recently featured on Hostess with the Mostess, this ADORABLE lullaby baby shower, styled by Christine from Pure Joy Events, has been on my radar for some time now. I'm in love with the soft pastel colors, the crib frame doubling as a dessert table as well as the cute buffet cards and matching crib skirt! Beautifully photographed by Rebecca Watkins Photography, each image reveals all the sweet details making this shower one to remember.

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From Christine... The whole family was overjoyed when my sister, Linda, and brother-in-law, Frank, announced that they were expecting their first baby in November. Inspired by a vintage lamb planter that Frank's dad had given to his mom the day Frank was born, and this Cuban lullaby that his mom sang to him as a baby, we came up with the idea of having a lullaby theme for the baby shower.

duermase mi niño, duermase mi amor, duermase pedazo de mi corazon, este niño lindo que se va a dormir y el picaro sueño no quiere venir

To carry out the theme, a sleigh crib with a coordinating crib skirt was used as the dessert table. White canopy netting, pom pom clouds, and two dozen sky blue balloons created a dreamy effect. Handcrafted by Gifts Define, a counting sheep mobile was suspended above the 3-tier banana and caramel cake from PhoebeCakes.

Desserts included Cuban favorites like, coquitos and flan, as well as moon pies dusted with powdered sugar. Pistachio macaron pops with chocolate ganache made by 6 Bittersweets, were displayed in parfait glasses filled with colorful origami stars from Trinkets by Dana. The dessert tents, invitation, and other custom printables were beautifully designed by my long time friends, Darin and Riya of Blue Lotus Company.

Paper stars were also sprinkled on the dining tables and used to decorate the gift table in the front entryway. For the centerpieces, yellow chrysanthemums and tulips, and white hydrangeas from Costco and Wegman's were arranged in vintage blue mason jars.

Guests were asked to give the parents-to-be tricks and tips on how to get the baby to fall asleep and how to get some zzz's with a newborn. A hanging display was created to hold the advice cards, using long strands of ribbon and an embroidery hoop.

Once again, Rebecca Watkins Photography was on hand to photograph details of the event. I'll be covering the fun activities/games, and the delicious spread of Cuban and Vietnamese food later this week, so be sure to stop back.



Party Styling: Pure Joy Events / Photography: Rebecca Watkins Photography / Custom Invitations & Printables: Blue Lotus Company / Cake: Phoebecakes / Macaron Pops: 6 Bittersweets / Counting Sheep Mobile: Gifts Define / Origami Stars: Trinkets by Dana / Printing: Brick Wall Printing And Graphics

2 comments :

Kathleen said...

My toddler is obsessed with the moon and stars right now. I'll have to keep those Macaron pops in mind for his birthday. Very cute.

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

We are huge fans of Christine's work! This baby shower's styling is, as always, done with so much love...and talent, of course! The multi-colored origami stars are such a sweet, simple touch!