Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Soft as a Baby's *Blush*
I played off of the "shower" theme a bit, going for a fun, casual spring-like event. The hanging parasols bring that element in, while remaining true to the soft ivory and melon colors. This look could also be carried thru by placing paper lanterns (unlit) in the same colors in groupings on the tables.
I love the idea of this being a brunch shower, and serving the guests a simple brunch as they arrive. I would also have small fruit smoothies available adorned, of course, with little umbrellas.
The next element I would bring is is bunches of tulips, in soft, springy tones. Along with the above centerpiece, I picture small individual vases, each containing a single tulip in various shades, lined up along the center of the table.
Although this is kind of a poor image, I love the idea of incorporating baby pictures as decor, either of the parents-to-be, or the guests. (Would have to request them ahead of time.) Clipped to twine using wee little tiny 1" clothespins, of course.
I thought these little note cards could easily be adapted into invites, or purchased as is from Etsy seller sentimentaljourney and used as the perfectly coordinating gift card when you give these shoes below!
Are those not absolutely adorable?? Click picture for link on to how to DIY, courtesy of the lovely and gracious Martha.
And, finally, the inspiration cake that started it all. Is this all coming together now? Following brunch, I would have the gift opening, so as to give everyone a chance to work up their appetites for dessert! And for an added dose of sweetness, serve it up with these adorable bottled lemonades, below.
Last, but not least, send your guests on their merry way, tip-toeing through the tulips and splashing in the puddles, with these in hand:
Sweet little favors to take home and plant- bulbs for the season. These could also be done up in muslin or flour sack bags, or cellophane, with a fold-over label in coordinating colors.