baby girl shower

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i had the pleasure of hosting a baby shower for my niece amber a couple weeks ago.  i absolutely LOVE throwing showers!  in fact, i threw amber’s bridal shower exactly a year ago, too!

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she sent me some baby room ideas & colors and i took my inspiration from there: gold, pale teal & blush pink.

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i kept the decor really simple with just items i pulled from around my house.

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the gold tassels were made using this easy tutorial, made from a plastic table cloth, and strung together with yarn!

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thankfully, my garden was in full bloom (thank you summer-like central coast fall weather!) and i was able to use my white and pale pink roses.  silas and i also snipped some branches from some pepper trees and eucalyptus trees in the neighborhood.

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i love the relaxed look the branches added.

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i am no professional baker, but this cake was really fun!  i made my go-to brownie cake since really so many of us don’t really love cake, but who doesn’t love a brownie?  i just used 3 boxes of brownie mix and baked them in round cake pans, then frosted just like a regular cake.  the pale ombre effect was created with 3 bowls of frosting: 1 with 2 drops of red food coloring, 1 with 1 drop, one with white frosting.  i started at the base with the darkest pink with just one line spread around.  then i used the next shade and finished with the white on top.  when i smoothed out the frosting, the colors easily softened and mixed together.

 

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the toppers were a teeny golden deer and a mini pom pom garland strung on wooden skewers.

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for an easy pop of color and print, i love using a roll of wrapping paper for a table runner.

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straws from target wrapped with pale pink wash tape (from target as well) and trimmed with scissors.

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mason jars and stacks of white plates, just some of my basic hostess recommendations.

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i also made this mobile for decor and as a baby gift.

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the mobile was made with a gold metal hoop, yarn, pompoms, skewers & glitter paper (for the arrows), and feathers painted with gold acrylic paint.

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one of my favorite details is this handmade print that my oldest, gracie, made for her baby cousin!

Comments

  1. 1

    So many cute details…. So soft and eloquently done:) Good to see your home again! Thanks for letting us in and inspiring us:)

  2. 2

    Thanks for letting us in and sharing your home again. Soft and eloquently done:)

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    Hannah Reid says:

    So beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us!

  4. 4

    This has to be the most awesome baby shower ever!!! I love everything…the colors, decor, flowers, serving station…everything!!! You are so talented!!

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    I never fail to be blown away by your decorating genius. That ombre cake and feather mobile? Amazing! You have one lucky niece ;)

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    The ombre cake is the cutest!

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    Jeanette Stone says:

    Such a cute shower theme! I love it!

  8. 8

    Lovely!! Would you please share where you got those turquoise folding chairs from?

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