Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Event Design: 'Baby is Blooming' Baby Shower| Saratoga Country Club, Saratoga CA

We are very excited to announce that the baby shower we designed for the beautiful Tania has been featured on Kara's Party Idea. See the feature here

Tania loves things that are more natural and rustic, so immediately a theme came to mind - “Baby is Blooming”. I wanted the overall design to have a lot of floral and nature elements almost as if you were in a garden. Tania's family are very dear friends of ours so we were so honored to be a part of this celebration.

Event Design: Simple Little Details / Photography: Karen Santos of Heartbeats Photography / Linens: La Tavola / Flowers: PK Art & Floral and Simple Little Details / Dessert: Sweet Tooth Confections / Invitations: Tiny Prints / Cake: Three Little Cakes / Macaroons: Chantal Guillon

As guests arrived they were greeted by the welcome table which had a flower cart on top that was in a shape of a baby stroller. I attached a sign that said “A Baby is Blooming” to set the theme for the rest of the d├ęcor. The place cards were placed on natural birch wood branches surrounded by flowers.

The dining tables were covered in a beautiful green floral linen. There were 2 types of centerpieces. The first was a birch wood cylinder vase filled with a ton of greenery and garden roses. Moss was also added to the bottom for a more natural effect. The second centerpieces was a slab of birch wood with 3 rustic glass containers that were again filled with a mix of beautiful garden roses. The table numbers were held up by a small piece of birch wood that had a slit. Each place setting was wrapped in a vine type ribbon and had a “wishes for baby” card for guests to fill out. Each pencil had the theme of the baby shower “A Baby is Blooming” engraved for a special touch.

The mommy-to-be needs a special chair of course! So I created a sign using an ornate wooden frame. The sign said mommy-to-be and it was hung by a vine ribbon. I added a butterfly for a nice touch.

For a guestbook alternative I thought it would be fun for Tania to be able to take home a baby mobile that the guests contributed to. I made a baby mobile made out of different types of ribbon. The guests were instructed to write their advice for the parents-to-be on a paper leaf and attach it to the mobile using a clothes pin. This is such a cute idea and a perfect way for the mommy-to-be to have a memento from her shower.

For the favors, I created a display that you would see similarly at a flower shop. I used a variety of flower market buckets and a flower cart to display bunches of flowers. Each bunch was wrapped in brown paper and had a tag attached that said “Thanks a Bunch”.

The dessert table was a hit! The backdrop was filled with a variety of paper flowers. The natural cake was placed on a birch wood stand and embellished with fresh flowers and topped with a wire “Baby” sign. I displayed the macaroons in a way so that you can tell what the flavor was by just looking at the platter. For example, for the lavender macaroons I added fresh lavender to the platter. It was a huge hit!