Last weekend, my mom and sisters threw my baby shower to celebrate our little Sagittarius baby! I wanted to keep it low key and casual, so my parents graciously hosted at their house on Long Island. Although the weather was terrible and it rained all day, I couldn’t have asked for a better shower filled with friends, family and love for our little one.
Invitations and Decor
I used Minted.com for all our wedding stationary and I really loved my experience and the end product. For this event, I chose to use them again for the invitations and went with a simple floral watercolor design.
When we first started planning, I told my mom I wanted to keep things simple and not have an explosion of bright pink all throughout the house. What she and my sisters ended up achieving was a good balance! We had a mix of soft pink and white flowers that my grandmother put together, and a variety of cute baby shower themed decorations hung up like a banner and lanterns. My sisters set up a “mom-osa” bar (SO witty and cute) and we served rosé so that added a fun element for those who could enjoy. My mom had the bakery make baby carriage shaped cookies as the favor which were a huge hit! Really the only thing I would have done differently is have the bakery frost the cookies in white and pink instead of pink and purple. Overall the decor and favors were beautiful and perfect.
The most important part, right? Just kidding….sort of. I told my mom I wanted something simple, white and pretty – not overly fussy like a grocery store cake. The design really turned out quite pretty and it was yellow cake with berries and french cream. Delicious!
This was a tough one for me as I wasn’t sure how the weather would be and I knew I had to buy a true maternity dress with my growing bump. I thought a lot about it and knew I wanted to go with either white or a shade of blush for the color. I ended up ordering from Pink Blush, which has a ton of maternity and non-maternity options. It was between a pink off the shoulder maxi or a white long sleeve chevron dress. I ended going with the white chevron because the pink was just a little too much for me and I felt more comfortable and relaxed in the white. I really haven’t been feeling heels or wedges lately, so I just wore my go-to sandals since I knew I’d be comfortable. I threw on some earrings (also worn in this post!) and a necklace and there you go!
Since we asked everyone to ship gifts directly to our apartment in Kansas City, there wasn’t going to be a time for gift opening. However, many of the guests brought a little something like an outfit, accessory or toy that I could open there. Totally unexpected, and I was so overwhelmed by the love for our girl and generosity. We received some adorable outfits from Baby Gap (which has quickly become my favorite place to shop for her clothes) and the cutest pair of mini Ugg boots from my cousin and aunt. And then some really special, sentimental items like an adorable zip-up Montauk sweater from my mother-in-law and beautiful hand crocheted baby blanket from my mom which my grandmother made before she passed away. Just so many beautiful items that I can’t wait for her to wear or use.
The day was so much fun and I/we are so thankful to have so many amazing friends and family in our life to celebrate our little girl. The most important thing for me, since we are now living in Kansas City, was to see and spend time with the people we love to share in the happiness we’ve been feeling over our girl. And I am so thankful for my sisters and mom for throwing such a great event and putting in so much time and effort.
Are you planning your own baby shower or one for a close friend? Let me know if you have questions in the comments and I’d be happy to help in your planning process!
PS – BIG post coming next week where I’ll share all the items from my baby registry. Keep an eye out!