Thursday, August 22, 2013

Parisian Shabby Chic Baby Shower

It was a riot of pinks and Parisian touches, for a friend having her first baby.  She is having a girl, and she is a French teacher, so the theme came quite easily!

Hot Cafe du Monde coffee in tea cups, or Vietnamese iced coffee Vietnamese style a la Pioneer Woman served in recycled St*rbucks frappuccino bottles (this will be the third party we have used these bottles, they are perfect for so many things from lemonade for little fairies to "Drink Me" bottles for an Alice in Wonderland birthday).  And no brunch would be complete without mimosas!

Mich*el's Craft Stores are a great source for pretty boxes and decor, and is seems the Eiffel tower theme is big right now!


My favorite cake icing, raspberry buttercream from The Cake Bible.


A selection of French cheeses, mini quiche, creme fraiche with fresh berries, madeleines, palmiers, mini cinnamon rolls and mini breakfast casseroles to fill the belly.


Made my first pennant banner decorations - what an easy way to customize a table!  And after the shower, they went to the Little Princess' room to hang.  An easy tablecloth option is cheap white sheets from W@lMart, I have 3-4 of them that are a great background for most any party theme.  The rest of the table decorations were shabby chic birds from around my house and milk glass vases I have accumulated over the past few years.  Both will make a reappearance at the next event I am planning....baptism for our coming little one.




And of course, dessert crepes!

The expecting mom looking so very chic with her momma (that's my mom on the far right who hosted with me).

For links to fun inspirations and recipes, here is the pinterest board I created for this shower.

6 comments:

elizabeth said...

wow! that is a very fancy event! how lovely!

Erin said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing! I am even more sad that my travel plans were one week off for this!

Anna said...

Erin - definitely missed you!

Matushka Anna said...

Wow! That's amazing! I've never had anything like that! :)

Michelle M. said...

That is such a classy baby shower! Beautifully done :)

curtis03 Lewis said...

Everything is really cute in this party. Glad that you found all décor stuff for this party. I really like this blog. I would like to use some of these party ideas in my sister’s baby shower party that we are going to host at one of prettiest event space in our area.