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Palms and Pineapples Baby Shower
August 30, 2017
I have had radio silence lately on my insta and with my blog...but that doesn't mean I was not working. My sister in laws, Mother in law and my eldest niece just pulled off a perfect surprise baby shower!
My brother and sister in law, and their son will be welcoming a baby girl into their family. With the birth of their son being premature, my sister in law never received a baby shower; so we were determined to create that memory for her this time around.
This is a picture heavy post, so I will just start sharing...
Our little invites featured pink and gold polka dots and teacup shaped calligraphy inside. We had high noon tea so we wanted to incorporate that theme in the invitation.
Little coral stickers held the envelope closed!
Entry table perfection!
Some details included he MOST peony like carnations ever and a faux-neon love sign.
Bambina Karlita Love!
I staged a wall of hats because every good tea party includes a hat. Some small fascinaters sat on a round table with a couple florals and a sign that read, "find a hat that fits to a tea".
Give me all the palms and tropical vibes!
The powder room received some zhuzhing, in the form of a perfectly coordinated candle, a new gallery wall, and the sweetest floral arrangements which were used throughout the shower.
The games table featured my favorite foliage: Magnolia leaves and gave the guests plenty to read and write while we waited to surprise our Mom to be...
Upper left: the "Don't say Baby" game was a huge success and the Target dollar spot glittering mini clips were adorable. Lower left: guess the delivery date!
A sign with the history of pineapples as being a symbol of hospitality and warmest welcomes, instructed each guest to write a welcome blessing for baby Sofia on these adorable pineapple cards. Aren't the colors divine?
details, details, details!
Baby Love my Baby Love! I cannot help but smile when looking at this image.
Upper left: the Mylar script balloons added the perfect statement to our living room station. Upper right: A trio of arrangements that sat on our coffee table featured white roses in pink vases, more carnations and dyed daisies in mercury glass and a tea cup! Lower left: large palms ✔️ Chippendale ✔️ baby flamingo from Ikea ✔️ . Lower right: cabana stripe bow and gold pineapple detail perfection on the fireplace.
The little flamingo toy detail was one of my favorites; on either desk flanking the fireplace, each corner featured a flamingo toy sitting with a Monstera leaf.
The island held various tea types, a beautiful antique silver tea set, my brass bamboo bowl from the wonderful Paige Minear, Pink Clutch pop up shop, and our favors. The favors (lower left) were lemon bars with the cutest name tags for each guest.
The important part: FOOD! our menu (which I wrote on our dining room mirror) featured handmade macarons in strawberry and peach-lavender, flamingo shaped cucumber tea sandwiches and the most divine freshly baked (I mean they were still hot) rosemary biscuits; handmade from scratch by the Father to be...Y'all, he makes the best biscuits ever.
The toppers for the biscuits were sweet and savory so the guests could eat how the pleased. Also note that cute little tea cup full of hot pink carnations which matched our flamingo toothpicks perfectly!
Now for the tables!!!!!
This party was for ladies of all ages, so we wanted to give the younger group a beautiful place to dine which did not involve breakable china.
These little lady tables featured the BEST banana leaf napkins (found at JoAnne's fabric...who knew?), a faux marble (read plastic) pineapple, vinyl sunburst placemats and the SWEETEST giraffe cups from Emily McCarthy shoppe . Aren't they so cute? The giraffe even has sweet eyelashes...
The piece de resistance.
all. the. heart. eyes.
These incredible placemats, which scream tropical fun, are from and by Emily McCarthy . I am a huge fan of her store and you should be too! Each name card featured gold polka dots (linking back to our invitations) and a bow napkin because we embrace all things girly. Another favorite detail of mine was the orange tassel trim on the coral linen tablecloth (both of which I found separately at Goodwill)!
Our guest of honor and Mom to be had a rose gold sequin detail on her chair which added such glam to the whole room...
We used a mix of Ralph Lauren robins egg blue tea cups, and an antique gold and ivory monogrammed set.
The tea pots each had a different type of tea and sat atop vintage brass trivets.
Some details that ran throughout the tablescape were pineapples (in all forms and finishes) and blue and white chinoiserie. The faux Monstera leaves from Amazon, worked as my table runner without adding bulk, and the pop of green was perfection.
Even the Chippendale and Lucite chairs coordinated perfectly.
This party was stunning and truly so much fun to create.
waiting to yell surprise...a risky decision given the surprisee was pregnant!
a wonderful way to spend the day.
Thank you for stopping bye and let me know if you enjoyed this as much as I did...