Hang on to your hats, this might be a long post! Last Sunday, some girlfriends and I hosted a baby shower for our close friend, Andrea. She and her husband Kris are new parents to Talbot May, born October 4, 2012. Talbot joined the Barnett family on October 30th via domestic adoption, and she is just perfect. You are one loved little girl, Talbs!
The shower we hosted was an afternoon shower, themed “Sugar and Spice”. We had a candy bar, loads of sweet desserts, Spiced Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate, and Andrea was given some pretty spectacular gifts.
By no means do I claim to be any sort of actual legit photographer, but here are some photos I captured of the day with the spiffy camera we own but I am still learning how to use.
Burlap wreath I made to adorn the door and welcome guests. Talbot’s nursery will be teal with lime accents, so a sparkly teal “T” was a must! My friend Robin made all of the paper poms you see here and elsewhere.
We carried the teal and lime theme throughout the shower with custom prints. These frames are from my personal party inventory (used at our wedding to mark reserved tables) and I custom-made the prints for the shower and for use later in the nursery.
Another custom print I made
For this print, I actually downloaded the design pdf for free and used Talbot’s monogram. Love how this turned out, I am a huge fan of quatrefoil designs!
This is the main table with the cookies and petit fours on one end and the candy bar on the other end. I am so proud of how it turned out! The ladies did a great job with the menu.
This area is all Robin. She used a chalkboard from my party stash and turned it into a beautiful sign for the mantle. She also handmade the banner. So so cute.
Close-up of the banner. Love the details.
Here’s the invite that we sent out, and I am smitten. It’s girly without being overly pink–just lovely. All of the floral arrangements you see like this were arranged in my 1/2 gallon mason jars. We used pink snapdragons, white hydrangeas and lime spider mums. Simple yet elegant and didn’t overpower the other asthetics we had going on.
Andrea is a BIG reader and also loves all things English, so we bought Talbot a copy of the children’s book Madeline and used it as the sign-in book. I love that this will be a treasure for them for years to come! Robin’s mom sent these flowers and they smelled divine.
We created an encouragement tree so people could write their words of encoragement to the new parents.
I have to say, I am so proud of how the shower turned out. It was just perfect and Andrea loved it all. It was most definitely a team effort, and I am so thankful to have worked with a great group of passionate, creative women. We love you, Annie and baby Talbot!