A Simple Bebe Shower

A Simple Bebe Shower

We celebrated a friend and colleagues pregnancy last weekend and the timing wasn’t bad at all – on Wednesday Jessica and her husband Jason welcomed a baby girl into the world. Congratulations guys – Ava Elizabeth is absolutely gorgeous!

Having moved house last weekend for the 5th time in 7 years, our house was still littered with boxes, so we needed to keep it simple. Most of the preparation went into getting the house straight and visitor ready and buying the baby shower necessities.

One of my favorite things to do is decorate a table for dinner, so this was an enjoyable task.
Our theme was ‘English Tea Party’ – we were going to hold the event outdoors but the Northern California weather for once let us down, so the party was moved indoors to the dining room. The gloomy outdoor weather only added to the coziness and we lit some candles to brighten things up and make things festive.
Here are some of the details:

The Invitations: Martha Stewart Crafts for Michaels The Menu: Tea Sandwiches from Whole Foods, A big salad and a gorgeous cake from Icing on the Cake – this place is a true treasure in Los Gatos.
The Drinks: Mimosa’s: Freshly squeezed orange juice (it makes a difference) and champagne
Non-alcoholic ‘Mimosa’s’ for the pregnant: Freshly squeezed orange juice and 7UP
The Decorations: Shabby Chic has to be the best way of authenticating the English Tea Party look.

I purchased bedding from the Simply Shabby Chic for Target range to use as the table linen and now I can use them on my little girls’ beds –multipurpose –yay!
The centerpiece – I visited a local flower store and purchased this cute baby carriage. It was originally black so we had it spray painted ivory – a bit more babyish. Then I lined the bottom with foil and placed some wet oasis in the bottom and inserted pink tea roses all around, along with some greenery from the garden.
Other Deco touches: I placed small vases (I used old glass yogurt pots!) with single Gerbera Daisies alternating down the center of the table in white and pink. Our plates from Ikea were perfect.
We chatted the afternoon away, talked baby names and children and had a very nice time indeed!

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