I feel like the luckiest lady in all the land! A couple of weeks ago, the ladies here at the office threw me a baby shower with all the bells and whistles. It was so sweet. No literally, it was VERY sweet. We had delicious sweet waffles along with all the treats a pregnant girl could want. There wasn’t one savory dish on the menu. Ha! It was right up my alley. It was so wonderful to celebrate our baby boy amongst the company of those I get to work with who I love so much. It’s always so overwhelming to have people spend time and efforts on you. Like, how do you thank them? In a blog post, of course! 😉 Thank you so much to the ladies I love for all the love that went into this shower. This baby (and mama!) feel so loved!
Check out all the details of the baby shower (along with my huge bump!)!
Baby Shower Venue
We were lucky enough to use NOAH’s Event Venue for the baby shower and it was the perfect set up! We used their Lindon, UT location. The room was large enough to fit everyone but still felt cozy. We loved the huge windows and the beamed ceilings, and the tables and chairs were all set up before we got there, making our job much easier! They provide linens in 30 different color options, allowing you to match any color theme you’re working with. A kitchen off the back of the room was perfect for all of the food and drink prep. NOAH’s Event Venues are located all over the country, so look into them the next time you’re hosting a party or gathering!
One of my favorite local restaurants, Waffle Love provided the most delicious waffles complete with Biscoff spread, Nutella, strawberries, and whipped cream. The best part was the fact that they were making them fresh throughout the shower, so the smell was just teasing us the whole time! They make authentic Belgium Liege Waffles which are crispy and caramelized on the outside and moist and flaky on the inside. Are you drooling yet? It really was the perfect food for a shower, or anytime really. I could eat one every day (in fact, I did for the next few days afterwards as I got all the leftovers 😉 )
We also got the yummiest bubbly to celebrate the babe! Non-alcoholic, of course. My friend, Chanel, of Camille Styles, started Ready to Pop, a sparkling drink comes in the cutest packaging and helped to make the baby shower something special. They were perfect for the event. And if you’re a Martinelli’s fan, I loved that this is a bit more tart and less sweet. Highly recommended!
We wrapped Brittany’s gifts in gorgeous gift wrap from Moglea. Their Black Forest Wrap and Botanic Wrap were great options to add some texture. Have you checked out their site? They have such beautiful paper goods and much of it is hand painted. Amazing right? Their color palettes are dreamy and the quality is spot on. We added some floral gift tags to finish them off!
We were so in love with the flower arrangement from our Thanksgiving Tablescape that we asked Allison Badley of La fete Floral if she could do the arrangements for the baby shower. Luckily she was available because she created magic! Allison lived for a few years in Paris, which is where she acquired much of her aesthetic and probably why I love everything she touches! We love her unstructured and gardenesque style and her unique ability to take an idea and turn it into beautifully curated arrangements. If you’re in the market for flower arrangments, whether its a wedding or a smaller event, make sure to check her out! She also is one of the nicest people and is a joy to work with!
Leave it to The Sweet Tooth Fairy to fix our sugar craving! Big sugar cookies, beautiful cupcakes, the fudgiest chocolate brownies and oatmeal caramel bars, and the tastiest cake bites! Their featured flavor of cake bite this month is Pumpkin Spice, and it was so delicious! I’m a huge fan of Sweet Tooth Fairy and have been friends with the founder, Megan for a while and you couldn’t find a sweeter human! Be sure to order some cake bites for the holidays!
We didn’t want anything too gendered when it came to the theme for the shower, so we went with a beautiful fall appropriate palette. Deep blues, blush pink, rust, and neutrals created a lovely combination. For decorations, we created some flower motifs and confetti to adorn the gifts and tables.
We wanted a game to involve the guests, but nothing too cheesy. So we created a “He Said She Said” printable to ask Brittany and Paul a variety of questions about the baby and pregnancy and see how their answers lined up. It was pretty entertaining!
Our big showpiece for the shower was a dyed cupcake liner installation. We watered down some house paint is various shades of blue and rust to create buckets of dyes for the liners. We used 1,000 cupcake liners to create the installation, so it certainly took some time, but we love the end result! The look is similar to the carnation garlands in India.
A huge thank you to Mary, Becca, Ashley, everyone else at the office, as well as the wonderful vendors who made this baby shower memorable. I’m so thankful!