Having a garden themed baby shower in february in the middle of winter is a lovely cure for the winter blues. Even better when it is bright, refreshing, and colorful. When choosing the colors for this event, family members assured us that pastels would not work. Deep rich bold colors were a must for the mom to be. We went for it and incorporated purples, yellows, oranges and reds. A white base was used to keep the design clean and to allow the colors to pop. Greenery and other natural elements were used throughout the event decor to add a natural feel.First impressions are important. This welcome sign sets the tone for what is to come as guests enter the event. A bright colorful garden awaits. Red, purple and orange paper flowers were mounted onto a large cork canvas along with a personal message to welcome guests.
As a professional photographer, the honoree appreciates the value of capturing a moment in time. The welcome table served as an active scrapbooking station to allow guests to share their well wishes and to do it in a creative way. I love this idea as it takes the pressure off the honoree to complete the scrapbook as guests do that for her during the event. It instantly becomes a one of a kind treasure personalized by her guests, which makes it even more special for the mom to be.As with most of our events, the dessert table is one of the highlights that guests remember and are most excited about. For the backdrop, we repurposed wood doors that were once eggplant purple (yes…purple). With some love and paint (and lots of sanding), these doors became the perfect backdrop for our garden theme. Adding paper flowers and green vines set the tone for the garden theme desserts.
Our signature lemon berry lollipops, made with real lemon peel and strawberry slices, were popular at the shower. Displaying them on a wood swing turned out to be rather darling. The dessert line up also included flower cake pops, macarons, rose madelines, white chocolate mini cakes, chocolate berry parfaits, decorated sugar cookies, and a lovely vanilla petal cake. As a thank you, guests took home a planted flower. They had their chose of red, yellow, purple, or orange to match the garden theme colors. Difficult choice as I would want one of each!