This summer I had the pleasure of hosting a baby shower for my friend Morgan. Morgan was once a nanny for our boys and we became really good friends during that time so I was over-the-hill-excited when she told me she was pregnant! I immediately declared “I’m giving you a baby shower!”
Morgan’s favorite store is Anthropologie so that’s where the ideas started to flow from. I wanted an event that was intimate, full of color, rustic and somewhat eclectic; all of which I think of when I think of Anthro so I eventually settled on a woodland chic theme with a dose of monogram for good measure.
As fortune would have it, I had the cutest white, wood grain invitation pouches I had accidentally ordered that provided the perfect foundation for the invitations. The details make an event so I focused on making sure the mom-to-be felt loved and each guest felt they were a part of something special.
The mom-to-be and her mother-in-law entering the shower.
I didn’t necessarily want to play a traditional party game so I created a game called “Who’s that Baby” and had each guest who wanted to participate send me a baby picture of herself. Each participant’s name was put on the list on the right with a blank. The guest who guessed the most correct matches won the prize. A special shout to anybody who can figure out which baby I am!
Aren’t these vintage schoolhouse chairs lovely?
Brunch was on the menu for the day. Besides a yogurt bar and fruit, quiche, southern ham biscuits, and homemade lemon, pound cake cupcakes were also served.
Perhaps one of my most favorite elements of the day was the guest book. Instead of a traditional guestbook, I opted to go with a photo guest book based on the three words concept originated by Good Morning America. Guests were asked to give words of wisdom or thoughts for Morgan using just three words. Below is a sample of some of the photos we captured.
I’ll end with a picture of Morgan and me. To say it was a pleasure throwing this baby shower would be an understatement. I now get the pleasure of cuddling and playing with sweet, Baby B also.