Last summer, I was thrown a lovely baby shower by my sister with help from family. The theme was more color-based with a pink grapefruit feel and lots of fun beve details including our printed and jumbo balloons. All were hung without using helium which is a great conservation of resources! Above, you see our argyle, chevron and confetti dot prints and jumbo balloons. The printed balloons are 12" balloons, but as you can see, they can be inflated to be larger.
Pink and orange is one of my favorite color combinations and I love how adding in the golden yellow on our chevron straws softens the combination some while keeping it fun and punchy. The invitations had the same color scheme and helped convey that we weren't going for a baby pink look for Lennox's nursery and clothing. This golden yellow can be seen in our balloons too - a golden yellow is a favorite stand alone color for me... I have two awesome yellow coats to attest to this! Missing washi tape flags and decorations? My shower occurred before beve started having our washi tape made, but we now have plenty of yellow, orange and coral pink options available!
Here, my cousin had the great idea of using disposable table cloths to act as fabric to flow into the balloon bouquet to create the focal point in the room above the chair I opened gifts in. Bits of the table clothes were also used to create little pouf decorations on the chairs (which you can see a bit of below in the cake photo).
A cousin took the left over paper straws and made fun marshmallow pops with them. So fun! Also, she filled the containers with sugar to utilize a simple, theme-appropriate and reusable base for the pops. What a great idea!
The cake in the middle is a Princess Cake from the Albemarle Baking Company in Charlottesville. If you're in the area and have a special event coming up, I highly recommend getting this cake. They are incredible! It, "features vanilla sponge cake layered with bavarian cream and covered with a thin sheet of marzipan." OMG. Wonderfully light, full-flavored and smooth. Thank you Aunt Cathe for picking this up for the shower! It was devoured!
While the photo above isn't the best shot of me, it shows the lovely quilt that one of my grandmother's made for Lennox. She was sweet enough to let me pick out the fabric and design to match the shower and Lennox's nursery. If you look closely, you can see a bit of stitching in white at the border - this is the famous feather stitch that adorns every quilt I've ever seen by my grandmother. This is the stitch that inspired our red feather stitch washi tape, perfect for "stitching" in photos to scrapbooks or into cards and more!
More views of balloons being used as decorations. I can't recall exactly how many balloons were used, but I think it's wonderful how something fairly inexpensive can be used as the primary decoration for an event and can really pull it all together! Also, did you know that latex balloons are bio-degradable? Studies show that they degrade at about the same rate as an oak leaf. How cool! Feel free to check out beve's balloons in our shop.
Not only was the shower super cute, but it was lovely to see family and friends and get a head start on preparation for Lennox's arrival. I'll be posting photos of her pink, orange and yellow nursery and the projects involved therein soon.