Wednesday, June 22, 2011

a bowtie baby shower

speaking of baby boys....

this is a baby shower we co-designed with courtney from joyful weddings and melody from sweet and saucy shop! it was held in honor of our dear friend jesi haack and we actually celebrated AFTER the arrival of her son, maverick - which was so special because then everyone got to meet him for the first time :)

courtney came up with the idea of bowties - which i LOOOOOVED!! so manly and whimsical at the same time...kelly green, bright yellow and powder blue was our color palette, as well as some accents of white, gray and brown...

posh paperie designed all the adorable printed goodies...


courtney hand made these cute little ribbon bowties, which i wrapped around some of the flower vases...i stuck to yellow and white ranunculas, dahlias and hydrangea...




as the guests arrived, they could sport a bowtie of their own either in their hair or attached to their clothing...

and how rad is that custom "baby haack" tote that the wedding chicks designed?!? check out their online store for more fun stuff!


we didn't want to play any traditional games at the shower but to keep us all busy, we came up with a mad-libs sheet about jesi and maverick (how she found out she was pregnant, her trip to the hospital, naming her baby etc)...it was pretty fun to read some of them out loud!!



the sweet little guy we all came to love on...


courtney accented every mason jar drinking glass with more of her adorable ribbon bowties...


and she even created a bowtie garland using diapers and ribbon - so genius!!


little ribbon flags accented our sandwiches at lunchtime...and the jesi haack onesie is another super-cute wedding chicks creation...


for lunch we made everything ourselves - courtney did chicken salad sandwiches on mini croissants, melody did a yummy pasta salad and i did those tomato soup shooters with a crouton, shaved parmesan and fresh basil on top!




and ahhhhhh, the desserts!!! melody did a killer display of mini cupcakes, macarons, cake pops and bowtie sugar cookies...and of course accented the top of the cake with a fondant bowtie!








i gave maverick this little onesie that had sketched bottles and said "my skyline"...i also gave him that little hand-crafted owl from a local seller - gotta keep the small businesses alive guys! ;)



overall it was such a sweet, intimate day and we were so honored to shower jesi and maverick with love and blessings...and i cannot wait for our own little one to get here so he and mav can be buddies!!

planning and design: joyful weddings
floral design: jl designs
cake and dessert display: sweet and saucy shop
stationary: posh paperie

4 comments:

aimee joan said...

absolutely adorable! i love the fact that you had the shower after the baby was born, so cute!

Kelly R said...

oh, i love the whole look of this party. the bows are so wonderful. and that dessert area was amazing. wish i was there eating some of those yummy goodies. :) tfs!

Karena said...

How sweet... every image is delightful!!

xoxo
Karena
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Becky said...

I love this and I love that it can easily be transformed to a girl theme just by changing the colors! XOXO