No doubt, we all love weddings, birthday bashes and anniversary parties. We get to spend time with friends and family, eat delicious food and celebrate an important life event with the people we love. But perhaps the sweetest and most special family celebration is a baby shower, when we honor a new mother-to-be and her new baby.
When friends and family learned Lindsey and Chad were expecting a baby everyone was thrilled. Then the news got even more exciting – they were having twins, a boy and a girl! How sweet is that? Her party-planning friends at RSVP-Events along with her sister, Marylee, were so delighted to plan a shower for one of their own and this celebration was going to be wonderful!
With the theme, “Sugar & Spice, Twice as Nice”, a peach/blue color scheme and food provided by Catering Works the party plan was in full swing. Tammy sewed buntings in a variety of peach and blue fabrics and strung them across the mantle and the gift table. With fabric covered hoops and beautiful flower arrangements, she created a dramatic mantle display for this special occasion.
To continue the theme, mini buntings decorated the spectacular cake and a vintage rusty child scooter on the front porch to greet guests. When I saw this scooter at Lockhart’s Trading Post, I knew it would be perfect at a baby shower. Rudy, the owner, said he saved it from becoming scrap metal. Thank you, Rudy! Isn’t it charming?
To set the table, Southern Vintage Table provided a beautiful mix of vintage clear glass plates, milk glass compotes, silver dessert forks and blue Mason jars. Lindsey’s favorite drink was chilled in a vintage pink enameled baby bath tub and, with the themed straws, the drinks were served! I have to share the story of this tub – it was a gift from a friend and was actually her baby tub. She thought it would be great to use to chill drinks and she was so right!
After feasting on deviled eggs, spring vegetable and roast beef rolls, vertical crudités, fruit kabobs and cinnamon straws, guests were invited to pose for a picture at the photo station that was stocked with vintage hats, hat boxes and a table mirror provided by Southern Vintage Table.
Put on a vintage hat, don a pair of silly glasses and the smiles keep coming! Tammy set this up with her iPad, printer and a couple of huge balloons for a backdrop. After the photos were printed, they were displayed on the vintage bamboo ladder for everyone to enjoy. At the end, guests left with a photo memento of the special occasion. What a terrific idea!
Next came gift opening. After many oohs and ahhhs when the adorable baby clothes and gifts were unveiled, it was cake cutting time.
Isn’t this an amazing cake with the two baby peas on top? What was inside delighted us all – raspberry cream cake on the top tier and chocolate cake underneath. Yummy! We all had a hard time deciding which we liked best but what a delicious dilemma!
Congratulations, Lindsey and Chad! We are so happy for you and can’t wait to meet your new babies!
Invite Southern Vintage Table to help you with any of your family’s special life events. From vintage dishes to vintage decor, we have lovely hand-selected items to make your event unique and memorable!
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