Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Featured: On to Baby blog

We had the honor of being involved in throwing a baby shower for one of our closest friends, Tina at The Newland Barn in Huntington Beach, California.  It's the perfect place for a shower. And it was captured by the talented Esther Sun of Esther Sun Photography.

With just her closest friends and family, the barn was a sweet location for a baby shower. All the details of this shower was showcased on the "On to Baby" blog that we were featured in today.
From the hand cut clouds for the straws to the stamped wooden forks, beautiful flowers, the smallest details really did make a difference!

Shower game prizes were wrapped in custom patterned paper in an array of bags and boxes. Centerpieces were wrapped in the same papers, tied with twine and doubled as favors.

 Coral bows attached to safety pins for all the guests to wear, but you can't say the word "baby"! Baby shower game kits came with custom pencils, 2 game cards, and ribbon for you to guest the measurement of the honoree's belly.
 Celery, cucumber and carrot sticks in a terra cotta pot and hand-stamped wooden forks that say "open wide" accompanied bento boxes filled with sandwiches, shrimp cocktail, and a fresh kale salad.
 A cloud photo opp was setup for pictures. More hand cut cloud toppers atop cupcakes with grey icing and white rain drops.

 Clouds on straws and a marker to mark your drink! A bunch of pop options in raspberry, pink and coral colors, dark chocolate, macaroons from Felt+Flour, and the famous red velvet cake from Jongewaard's Bake N Broil complete this table.

 And the invitation that was sent out that invited everyone to this event...
Baby showers are so much fun! Can't wait for the next one!!!

You can find a few of the items for sale on our Etsy shop here.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Mini Golden Book Baby Shower Invitation

This particular year five close women in our lives were blessed to be with child. We had the honor of doing 3 of the 5 baby shower invitations. One of the three gals, is our friend Amiel who will be having a little Irish baby and a baby shower in the month of March, so close to St. Patty's. We decided to do a Mini Golden Book Baby Shower Invitation, complete with a child's fairytale story ending in an invitation to the baby shower. We custom designed the gold spine with four leave clovers, we saddle-stitched the book with a gold metallic thick paper, and even personalized each book with each guests name on the inside. "THIS GOLDEN BOOK BELONGS TO..." followed by a handwritten guest name in cursive completed the look. The best part is they were mailed with 1 forever stamp!

As we eagerly await her baby shower in Del Mar, we're gathering decor ideas and can't wait to share all that we've come up with!

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