A Baby Shower For My BFF

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

We used an assortment of glassware that I had since we didn't have enough of the same kind, but I have to say, it turned out great. It's kind of fun to have a selection of glassware for a beverage bar, it gives an eclectic look, plus it gives the guest a choice depending on what they're drinking. We framed the shower invitation as an added decor piece and a memento for Lauren to take home!

It's finally here! A full recap of the baby shower that my friends and I hosted for our bff, Lauren! There's so much to share, so let me just dive right in. My friends, Alicia & Lindsey, and I started our baby shower planning with picking out a baby shower invitation from Minted. There were so many options but we narrowed them down to reflect Lauren's style the best. We went with Rites of Spring and loved that it was sweet & cheery and would be a great place to get inspiration for the baby shower. We pulled colors from the invite and found decor that matched pretty perfectly with it. And since there were lots of flowers on the invite, we knew that florals had to be a big part of the decor. Hence all of the flowers on the table (we kept it sweet & simple with smaller arrangements of varying kinds of flowers) and the hanging floral wreaths. More on the wreaths later, I'll have a proper DIY for that soon but for now, here's what I used as a jumping point to help me create the ones I did.

For the food, we decided that we'd get a lot of the items catered since that would give us more time to decorate and prep for the shower. We found Palate Pleasers, located in Eastport, and loved the extensive menu they offered. I had never had any of their food before so I went to try it out before ordering anything. And literally everything I tried was deeelicious. We went with their ham biscuits, Teena's Salad, almond bars, and coconut cupcakes. We also picked up some chicken salad from The Fresh Market along with some mini croissants and had a little station for making your own chicken salad sandwich. And no baby shower is complete without a fruit salad, especially when they're served in individual portions with mini forks, right?

We kept the decor pretty neutral (lots of blues, greens, and yellows!) because Lauren and her husband are keeping the gender of the baby a surprise to themselves and to everyone else. How exciting is that? We had a fun little activity for everyone who came to guess what the gender of the baby will be. We used a chalkboard and had everyone write their initials under "Boy" or "Girl". The results: 8 for a boy, 12 for a girl. I am one of the eight, but am now thinking this sweet babe could be a girl...We'll see!

There are so many beautiful photos below so I'll stop with my chattering. But before you scroll down, I just want to give a HUGE thank you to Valerie for glamming us up and to Jen for capturing such a special occasion. They were so amazing to work with and I cannot recommend them enough!

My bffs, Alicia & Lindsey, with the glowing mama. Love them to pieces.

Lauren's mom knitted these for the baby and they were pretty much the sweetest things I've ever seen. I cannot wait to see this little babe wear these!

Photos by Jen S Photography, Makeup By Valerie Hammer Makeup Artistry


  1. That's a gorgeous baby shower. You, and everyone else, look great. Lovely photos.

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