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!

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Some Bunny is on her Way

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Easter has passed but let us still enjoy the spring season with this bunny baby shower. I had the privilege of organizing my sister’s baby shower with the help from my mom and cousins. Now, I am excited to share that you can see the details of this shower on Hostess with the Mostess, Dustin did such an amazing job capturing this event!
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My sister-in-law arranged this massive urn centerpiece which was quite that talk of the party. Sarah selected decorative kale, roses and hydrangea which created the perfect garden feel and tied our theme in perfectly. She has a keen eye for design and is a little bit of a perfectionist, just the right combination to arrange glorious flower displays. I am so blessed to have a sister who is so talented, she also made the floral crown for the mom to be.

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For the desserts, I made a three tiered cake and other mini desserts. Two of the tiers of the cake I stenciled with a circular petal pattern and wrapped banners of hand-cut flowers in multiple shades of green, and the center tier I dusted with powdered sugar to give a chalkboard feel and then painted a bunny cameo in the center of a plaque. I topped the cake with an R the beginning initial of my sister’s last name since she was waiting to discover the gender of the baby. The mini desserts consisted of tarts, sugar cookies and cake shots.

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We got some fun scrapbook paper and cut the paper into bunny shapes. We strung up the cut bunnies into all the doorways, these and multi-colored pom poms created more color to the party and was an inexpensive way to add décor.
One other way to make mom to be feel extra special, I had my sister in law Sarah make a floral crown for her and a friend styled her hair and applied her make-up. She looked stunning!

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Special thanks to HWTM for the feature and to all our great vendors who made this party possible!

– Photographer: Dustin Stafford Photography
– Invitations: Mixbook
– Baker: The Bake Boutique
– Florals: Sarah Moore
– Hair & Make-up: Lauren Gonzales