Baby showers, just like any party these days, can become all kinds of tacky. From cakes in the shape of pregnant bellies to overly complicated themes, simple is best. Why not forgo the Pinterest fails and opt for something a little more neutral and natural for you next party? This is a baby shower I co-hosted with a friend (I confess, I took a backseat on this one–my girl Mena rocked it out!) for my pal Sarah of Lady Go Lightly. Just about every element of this shower can serve as a foundation for any party, whether it’s a bridal shower, wedding, or birthday celebration. Classy.
The guest of honor and her soon-to-arrive baby boy:
Lemonade is the perfect beverage for any spring or summer party. We tied twine bows around mason jars (found at most grocery stores) to serve as our cups. These yellow chevron paper straws were found at my local Target but you can find similar striped ones online at The Container Store or plaid at Urban Outfitters. The banner was made from twine, clothes pins, and burlap banners found at a local craft store.
#peonies #babyshower #liveauthentic
Back to basics. Instead of an overload of sweets and themed food, our menu was modeled after a homemade spring or summer picnic.
Can’t forget burlap and chalk boards for a truly hipster vibe.
Instead of a cake, the second time mama-to-be and guests enjoyed fresh ice cream sandwiches made from a scoop of ice cream and a choice between home baked chocolate chip or snicker doodle cookies.
Sarah wore a live flower crown made by her sister Lana.
The bump of honor!
Some real live babies made an appearance as well.
And here’s some of my bump at 29 weeks, 2 days:
Photos by Alexis Sargent. Thank you Sarah for taking a few shots of me as well.
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