Tuesday, March 1, 2011

a shower for baby daly

my lovely girlfriend christina asked me to help her with our friend aleka's baby shower.
well, of course i said yes!  and, it was for a girl (all i've known are boy baby showers thus far) so i was excited to finally use pink!

we went with a soft pink, grey and green color scheme.  it was a co-ed event which meant no games or diaper cakes.  instead it included sangria, fine cheeses with yummy pairings and lots of pie!  we also had a crafting station...i believe when baby daly grows some hair she is going to have so many hair clips to choose from.  the ladies really had a great time crafting and sipping sangria.  we had the men pop in, decorate a card and write a message of warm wishes to the mommy and daddy to be.  but who knows what they really put on them!

so here are a few pics and notes of how it all went down!
for the invitation i used a pink chevron pattern paper, made paper rosettes from a pretty grey pattern & punched it with a green brad and wrapped some green twine around it.  it was simple, clean & modern (very much like the parents-to-be's style). i also used lobster & traveling typewriter fonts from dafont.

our crafting area included paper, paper punches,  and embellishments for the cards.  for the hair clips we had strips of fabric, squares of fabric and lots of glue going around.  it was really fun!
we did them!  pie in a jar as the favors for all the guests.  as christina said, "cupcakes are out, pies are in!"  everyone absolutely loved them!  and a cute wooden spoon to take with it.

 we used the same paper from the invitation to keep the color scheme streamlined.

to continue the mason jar feel, we served beverages out ofwith the pint size, wrapped green ribbon around them and used a solid white paper straw.

our pairings consisted of:
parmesan & honey
chevre with raisin & rosemary crips (have you tried these from trader's?! i can eat the entire box)
cheddar & sopreseta with dijon mustard
brie, apricot jam & apples
and the men's fav, meat on a stick (prosciutto wrapped on grisinis)

of course we carried the pie theme over for the dessert area as well!  two fruit pies and two cream pies, they were so delish!

hope you enjoy, xox

links & info:
paper straws-bake it pretty
mason jars-walmart
large pies-karl's quality bakery
meat on a stick idea-confessions of a foodie bride
foods-trader joe's, costco & cost plus
twine-whisker graphics