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Real Baby Shower: Cloud 9 Sip & See


Friday, March 23, 2012


Onto another jaw-dropping, totally adorable Sip & See from Sarah Crawford of Lil Hoot Parties. I L.O.V.E. this "weathered the storm and landed on Cloud 9" theme -- inspired from the song, You are my Sunshine. Completely... 100%... SMITTEN! The sunny orange and aqua color scheme is also very refreshing and perfect for a little boy. This pretty party, gorgeously captured by White Loft Studio, has tons of cute graphics and paper goods from Jayme Marie Designs, along with matching sweets from some amazing vendors -- Pickwick Baking Co.Sugar On Top and Sweet Thing Topper Shop.

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From Sarah... when I was approached by my lovely friend/client, Ms. V., about planning a sip & see for a baby born during Hurricane Irene, my wheels started spinning. What a wonderful thing to happen on such a tumultuous day! Something truly to be celebrated.

The song 'you are my sunshine' was my inspiration - in particular the line 'you make me happy, when skies are gray'. we chose a sunny orange and aqua color scheme {lil hoot colors- yay!}

I contacted Jayme Marie Designs about designing a unique sun and cloud graphic for the paper goods. Baby jasper's parents - they are under-stated, fun, and just flat-out "cool". So we wanted something a bit funky and not so much preppy and cutesy. i knew jayme wouldn't let me down.

We started with the invite explaining that the family 'weathered the storm and landed on Cloud 9'. {had to get plenty of puns involved. obvs} I also wanted to create a keepsake for the family so Jayme designed a poster to serve as the backdrop for the dessert table, which also served as a gift for Jasper's family from their gracious hosts.

We used a glitter banner that said' shine on, jasper' for an extra eye-catching detail.

Sugar on Top created 'cloud 9' cookies with clouds mimicking the invite and the number 9. adorbs.

Pickwick Baking Co. made darling and delicious mint meringue "clouds", chocolate drop mini cupcakes and the yellow baby cake. The cake had a custom fondant sun and raindrops, also mimicking the invite. Pickwick Baking Company also created savory bites in sun-shaped little tarts which matched our color scheme, a harvest butternut squash and maple glazed carrots with spiced crème fresh. Also on the menu stacked caramelized onion, baked apple and camembert napoleons.

Dark & Stormys were served as the signature drink {this was Ms. V's brainchild}, as well as 'Clear & Sunnys' {champagne and orange juice} in 'cloudy' highball glasses and aqua champagne flutes.. . {i heart ikea}. coincidence that veuve has an orange label- i think not.

Delicate sun and cloud garlands were hung throughout the space. Inside, multiple grey and aqua lanterns with ribbon were hung to simulate rain clouds and then one giant yellow lantern to represent the sun. It was an unseasonably warm day {jasper = extreme weather baby!} so guests mingled outside and enjoyed the sunshine & cocktails among orange and aqua lanterns.

The name Jasper means 'treasurer' and is also 'a semi-precious stone', so guests were prompted to write a message for Jasper on wishing stones to treasure in the family garden.

my fave part of the entire event was when host with most, mr. v, wrote an excerpt from the following poem on japser's wishing stone. it's one of the proud papa's faves. this spoke to me on many levels, mainly the depth of the friendship the hosts have with jasper's parents. jasper is lucky to be born to such a special family and friends.

And how fortunate that White Loft Studio was there to capture the details on film. If I had to describe working with Heidi in one word - effortless. She's brilliant in every way possible.

Thank you, mr. and ms. V. for allowing me be a part of such a momentous occasion and shine on, baby jasper!



Design & Styling: Sarah Crawford of Lil Hoot Parties / Photography: White Loft Studio / Paper Goods: Jayme Marie Designs / Cake, Meringue, cupcakes and savory bites: Pickwick Baking Co. / Cloud 9 Cookies: Sugar On Top / Glitter banner: unicorn parade / Garlands: Art's Delight / Fondant toppers: Sweet Thing Topper Shop

1 comments:

Becca said...

I am in love with this party! Everything is so beautiful and I love the sun and rain combination. And how amazing are those cookies?! :)

I recently threw a You are my Sunshine baby shower - http://thisnestisbest.com/2012/07/09/you-are-my-sunshine-baby-shower/