Monday, February 09, 2009

A Cool and Composed Baby Shower

This weekend I hosted a baby shower and tried to make it as pretty as possible without fussing. I chose a neutral color scheme of cream and taupe (baby's sex will be announced upon delivery!) with a little cool green to liven it up.


I froze white grape juice in a Bundt pan, then slid it out into my punch bowl and topped it off with ginger ale. Punch cups were, as always, thrifted and unmatching.


Cupcakes were coconut with white buttercream frosting decorated with almond slices (cupcake credit to Carol). I also set out plain almonds in a milk glass dish, and several plates of Brie cheese with those really white water crackers. Several ladies braved Brie for the first time in their lives--brave girls! A plate of chicken salad sandwiches.


I collected my striped airplane plants and set them on white stands for the middle of the table. And dressed the table in a large cream cloth layered with a washed-out green-striped cloth.

The afternoon was warm and pearly gray, and the conversations were long and loud and happy! For this elegant, auburn-haired mother-to-be, it was just right.

18 comments:

Serena said...

Can I borrow everything for the baby shower I'm helping host? It would be perfect! ;)

word verification: foode = elegant food

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Anna,

You always have such wonderful ideas. I simply love coming to see what you are up to. I rarely comment, but this thrifty and oh-so-elegant baby shower merited an extra bit of applause. Well done! : D

Sarahlcc♥ said...

Delightful baby shower ~ I admire your clean, simple style. I love the idea of hens and chicks in a milk glass cup ~ I shall have to file this little tip for later.

Rose said...

It's interesting that what you call an "airplane" plant we call a "spider" plant.

Connie said...

Beauty in simplicity!

Mary said...

You must visit a great thrift shop; everything is just beautiful!

Tracey said...

Anna.. very elegant and simple.. that always looks so beautiful. You always set a beautiful table.. you have wonderful taste.

Tami said...

Love it....

Lisateresa said...

Looks lovely!

Garden Veggies said...

How did she like your baby blanket?

I sounds like you all had a lot of fun:)

~Renee

Julian said...

you always are such the perfect hostess, and it looks like Bella is keeping that tradition. I also love to host, and you make everything look so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!
Christina

Bethany Hudson said...

It looks absolutely lovely. Congratulations to your friend!

Linda said...

It looks just lovely. It has such a simple, elegance. I'm delighted they decided to wait to see if the baby is a boy or girl. I think it's fun to have a blessed surprise.

Wenonah4th said...

Funny, my mother just did a bridal shower in all-white (and with brie)! The bride was my lifelong best friend, whose mother gave my bridal shower five years ago.

Almost empty nester said...

I am hosting my daughters baby shower in April ... any hints this is the first i have ever hosted.

barbara

Regan Family Farm said...

I love the simplicity and elegance, and you also seem amazingly organized. Can you post on organizing...maybe some tips on how to thrift carefully and remain simple...I'd like to make my home peaceful, beautiful, but simple~on a budget!

Debbie @ Cheaper by the Bakers Dozen said...

Yes Indeed...I'd love to see you post on thrifting.

I also love the simplicity of your celebration. Not showy. Perfect for focusing on the reason for the party!

The Baby Shower Guides Lady said...

A fabulous elegant baby shower.

Simplicity at it's best.

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