Friday, January 4, 2013

Shake, Rattle and Roll Baby Shower by Bloom



I was so excited and honored to plan and host a baby shower for my sister, Nicole, who is having her first baby.  Nicole came up with the theme of the party, Shake, Rattle and Roll and I created the images to fit each of the words in the theme- a bottle, rattle and carriage. I tried to use the shake, rattle and roll idea in all parts of the party.  Since Nicole is the writer of a fashion blog, Nicole's Guide To Style, I wanted the shower to be feminine, sophisticated and modern just like her fashion tastes.

We settled on a white, silver and baby blue color scheme.  Lots of 36 inch white balloons tied with silver and blue tassels, which I made out of ribbons and a metallic fringe door curtain found at Party City, framed the yard.  Under the welcome sign was a bench with shake, rattle and roll pillows made by our mom. This is where the guest posed for pictures with the Nicole.  The shower was set to be outside but real showers made lots of last minute adjustments necessary.





We used Nicole’s changing table to create the “Bottles” station where guests could pick from a variety of sparkling waters, Ready to Pop Soda, champagne and lemonade.  Wine glasses had mini charms tied on with bakers twine.  Rock candy sticks with mini pacifiers that had been spray-painted silver complimented the champagne glasses and all water bottles and soda bottle were personalized.  A Bottle Bucket was also filled with additional drinks.




For the dessert table, I enlarged the images from the invitation and mounted them in silver frames.  The centerpiece was a banana cake, the mommy-to-be’s favorite, decorated in a chevron pattern to match the printables.  Of course, we had shakes, rattles (cake pops) and rolls (cupcakes which were gluten free for some guests).  For the shake bottles, I used my Cameo Silhouette machine to cut vinyl decals.  Other sweet treats included shake, rattle and roll sugar cookies custom made by Lizy B. Bakes, white chocolate mousse in mini baby food jars and boy oh boy chocolate bars.




We also had a candy station with blue and white gumballs layered in a chevron pattern (inspired by Paiges of Style), sixlets, taffy, yogurt pretzels, blue and white star marshmallows, and sour patch kids (the mommy to be’s favorite) in mini bitty bags sealed with mini clothespins. Guests were given midnight feeding boxes to fill with treats.




The “cravings” table was filled with all of Nicole’s favorite things.  Guest dined on baby sandwiches, brussel sprout, roasted beet, couscous and dried berries or cornucopia salads, fresh fruit and a veggie frittata.



As the guests arrived, they were asked to sign a baby book for the baby.  They also added a suggestion for the parents to be to the name wreath.  At each place setting was a card asking the guest to “rattle of some advice for the mommy and baby to be.” Friends took home boxes of mini chocolate kisses with shake, rattle and roll stickers on the bottom and tags thanking them for rolling by.



The printables were all created in the soft icy blue, white and silver color scheme with chevron and mini dots patterns.  All party printables including invitation, banner, food labels, activity signs, water bottles and more are available in my store.



Party Planning and Styling- Bloom Designs Online

Invitations available here.
Printable Party Kit available here.
Drink Station Kit available here
Balloons, favor kits, midnight feeding boxes, straws, bitty bags available here

THE BEST PART OF THE PARTY?
Baby Hudson born January 2nd, 2013! Love him to pieces already!
XO,
Jenny




17 comments:

  1. WOW!! Jenny, every detail is amazing. Stunning- your sister is very lucky to have a sister like you. Beautiful beautiful beautiful! I can't even tell you my favorite part, I just love everything.

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  2. Are you kidding me!!! Shake, Rattle and Roll is Genius and every detail is perfect. Jenny you are the best

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    1. Thanks so much Alexis! It was very close to my heart.

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  3. Love, love, love, love! Soooo clever and cute. One of the greatest baby shower themes I have ever seen!

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    1. Sweetest comment ever especially coming from you! Saw some of your pins- can't wait to see your next party.

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  4. I love this! Now I want someone to have a have a baby so I can do this. :)
    Hugs,
    Marcie

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  5. Absolutely fabulous! I love the colors and what a great theme to play with!

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  6. Love all the details of this shower! So pretty.

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  7. This is absolutely gorgeous, Jenny! Love the gorgeous prints behind the table and EVERYTHING else about the party!

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  8. What an amazing party! I love the theme, too! Every detail was perfectly planned and executed!

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  9. So cute!! Where did you get the bottle mason jars??

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  10. Love your work!!! How did you make the chevron pattern with the gumballs?

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