Ahoy! It’s a boy!

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I hope that you all enjoyed your weekends. I sure did! Celebrating a new baby’s arrival with friends and family is what I call a good time, especially when it is spent at a perfect party. This baby shower swept all the guests from the mountain side ranch home to a shabby chic, seaside bungalow. Grandma- and aunties-to-be put so much time and effort into this party, not a detail went unnoticed. This one is just too darling not to share. Don’t worry, I took lots of photos, sit back and enjoy!

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Hand-stamped paper bags filled with salt water taffy were left for each guest to take home so they could savor the event a little longer. And gallon-sized bottles were placed in the center of the table for decoration and for a place for messages or advice for the future parents. This message in the bottle was just a fabulous way to display function and flare.

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Not saying “baby” is much more difficult than I thought. (Side note: In the past year I have known at least 10 friends who have had babies, so this is a regular topic of discussion for us.) Oh, how fun and frustrating this game can be, biting your tongue every other sentence or the victory of catching a woman in the middle of the “B” word. Either way, the life preservers on a necklace are an adorable idea and totally work with this theme. That’s all I care about anyway.

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Momma-to-be looked just darling in her aqua blue blouse and matching anchor nails! Can I look this cute pregnant, please.

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And saving the best for last, the dessert bar! Wow! This sweet set-up was definitely a focal point of the shower. The ladies had a great assortment of homemade desserts and vintage candies. The bar was a great collaboration between myself and the aunties, it had the perfect splash of color and a boat-load of cuteness. I couldn’t refrain from taking one photo after the other.

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Awe, I just love to see all this hard work pay off! These ladies did an amazing job with this shower. I think a round of applause is in order. Thanks girls for letting me be a part of it!

Merry-go-Round 1st Birthday

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Is it just me or is this merry-go-round we call life spinning out of control? I am having too much fun making some adorable cakes this year. Today’s party is highlighting one of my favorites. Pastel pink, mint, lavender and gold pair beautifully for this first birthday bash. The cake was just one of the focal points at the carnival affair.

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I was so impressed by all of the hard work put into the details of the party I had to take pictures of everything. The carousel ponies decorated the entire house from the entryway to the appetizer table, what’s even more impressive is that all these decorations were made by the birthday girl’s grandma! I love creative people!

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I designed a cake based on the theme of the party and used all the pretty pastel colors with gold accents through out. The top tier is probably the main focus, a carousel replica with stomping gold ponies and an ornate pinnacle. The middle tier is a fun harlequin pattern which was personalized with a number and the birthday girl’s name. Lastly, the bottom tier, just girlie and flirty, ombre pink ruffles from top to bottom. Isn’t this cake just darling?

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The cake was perfectly displayed on a dessert table decorated like a sweet shop. Yummy pastel colored candies and treats surrounded the three-tiered centerpiece.

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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had a chance to take notes and inspiration from this adorable party! And a huge thanks to the family for sharing their photos with me so I can share with all of you!