Balloons, books, and babies baby shower

A few weeks ago we held a baby shower for one my assisting contributors fashion illustrator, Victoria and her new baby, Anthem. Victoria was a big help to me over the holidays with my shop and 2 window displays I did for the holidays and I wanted to throw her a shower that reflected her fun and easy going personality. I asked her if she had any input and she mentioned that she thought a children’s book themed party could be fun, which is something I’ve wanted to try out so we started there. And because I’m somewhat obsessed with balloons these days, I added in a big helping of those too and turned it into a Balloons, Books, and Babies baby shower. No tie between the three other than the letter B and lots of charisma and being photogenic. I turned to my friends at Zurchers, a local and online party store, for the balloons and Chronicle Books, to make it happen and I love how it turned out AND we had a ball–double whammy!

Here’s the new mommy. Isn’t she adorable?!

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I got the main inspiration from this image that was one of the very first photos I ever put on my blog. I even toyed with the idea of doing it as a theme for our wedding 5 years ago, but realized that flowers might be a better way to go for us. After trying to figure out how to make it work, we decided to take it outside and turn it into a picnic as we enjoyed some early spring days (sorry East Coasters!).

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After we all cleaned up we just had to get our own shots to feel like Miss Dior. You know how it is. Here’s Hillary:Balloons and books baby shower

And the mama herself:Balloon baby shower

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The photographer, Melissa:Balloon baby shower

And me:Balloon baby shower

I’ll be showing some of the fun craft projects we did (like the colorful layered cake) to make it happen. Stay tuned!

Photography by Melissa Leavitt  |  Balloons and partyware from Zurchers 

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