I recently had the honor of collaborating with my friend Crystal to throw an AMAZING
baby shower for her friend Leah.
Leah loves all things French,
so a Parisian baby shower was definitely in order
(check out her blog here).
|Cary, Leah, Crystal & Myself|
Here are some of the fun details from
this FABULOUS evening.
Be forewarned, this post has a lot of pictures....
Chalkboards were used in various ways
throughout the house.
On the front door we hung a tray that we turned into a chalkboard to welcome guests.
Eli, soon-to-be dad, made a HUGE
chalkboard for the entryway.
The frame was made from reclaimed barn-wood
(he has an etsy shop for reclaimed barn-wood frames).
As a surprise Leah's dad sent Crystal original fashion illustrations to be placed around the house.
He also did the art for the invitations (more on those later).
Name tags were made from scrapbook
and craft paper.
The Rising Sun Bistro (a local restaurant)
let us borrow their Eiffel Tower,
French flash cards and books.... SO awesome.
We gave chocolate mustache pops as favors and
also had the guests use them as props for photos.
Crystal purchased the mustache molds
from Bake it Pretty (LOVE this site).
Umbrellas were hung down the hallway.
Food and Photo Spot
We served French Hors D'oeuvres consisting of
bread, cheese, spreads, patte, fruit and nuts.
For dessert we offered creme brulee,
chocolate covered strawberries and
cupcakes in a jar (more on those later).
Guests had the option of water, Perrier and
Izze's (sparkling fruit juice) with custom labels.
Coffee was also served.
LOVELY ladies enjoying food and friends.
We made a photo spot so we could take pictures
of Leah with her friends.
The backdrop was made from a variety of French posters, illustrations, a print from my living room and a French novel.
We used ticky-tack to apply the items to the wall.
It was SUPER simple and really fun.
Congratulations Eli & Leah!
Be sure to check back for MORE details.