Saturday, September 28, 2013

A Baby Shower for Freya! {Vintage Woodland Baby Shower}

A few weeks ago we threw a baby shower for Freya. Freya has had a hand in planning at least 15 baby showers for other people over the past few years, so we really tried to make hers something special. This was one of my most favorite parties ever. We love you, Freya! Hurry up November, so we can meet baby Lily!

We didn't want it to be a super "themed" shower, but we definitely wanted the overall feel of the party to be vintage, pretty, floral, and woodsy. Vintage Woodland? Is that a thing? 

We held the shower at the sweetest little cottage at Lichgate park here in Tallahassee (the place featured in Freya's baby announcement photo shoot). The whole place feels like the most wonderful secret garden, hidden in the middle of town. I'm convinced there couldn't have been a more perfect venue in the entire world. 

The party activities were kept to a minimum, but we did have guests self address envelopes for Freya's thank you notes, make a wish/leave their wisdom on a note card, and play the Gauge their Age game with Freya and Brett's cute baby pictures. It was nice to have a few little things to do, but we mostly ate and talked and enjoyed ourselves. It felt just right.

Anyway, I'll let the pictures do the talking now. Source list at the bottom!






Hostess shot! Tanya, Kendal, Freya, me, & Kristen


Invitations:
Printed on: Rifle Paper Co. Antoinette Stationary
Fonts used in design: Corneria Script Demo, Ecuyer DAX, & Bergamont Ornaments

Menu:
Baked Potato Soup
Black Bean & Quinoa Soup
Crusty bread for dipping
Arugula & Spinach Green Salad
Various Garnishes (Cheese, sour cream, oyster crackers, etc.)

Dessert:
Chocolate Chip cookies (Publix bakery)
Fudgey Brownie Bites (Publix bakery)
Old fashioned Cake Donuts (Publix bakery)
Cran-Apple Crisp (recipe from SincerelyFreya.com, baked in Mason 4 oz. Jelly jars)
Chocolate Cake & Orange Cloud Icing (by Melissa at OneDayWeekends)
French Vanilla Cake & Strawberry Icing(by Melissa at OneDayWeekends)
White Moon Cake & Lemon Glow Icing (by Melissa at OneDayWeekends)

Paper Goods:
Soup Cups (Sweet Party Shop on Etsy)
Wooden disposable flatware (Webstaurantstore.com)
Dessert Plates (Party City)
Dinner Plates (Party City)
Ripple paper cups (Amazon.com)
Printed paper straws (VeryJane.com)

Decor:
Boxwood Garland (Michaels)
Dried Billy Ball (Craspedia) Flowers (Hammelmans LLC)
Tassel Garland Tutorial
Tree Stump Label Holders (Vermont Branch Co. on Etsy)
HoneyComb Paper Balls (Devra Party Corp)

Favors:
Candles in Baby food jars
Candle wicks from Amazon.com
Tutorial on recycling old candles

8 comments:

Meagan@Meagan Tells All said...

You girls are the dream team when it comes to throwing parties!!! Vintage Woodland. Exactly. It was so dreamy. I had NO idea that park even existed before going and it was so romantic. THAT TREE was ginormous.

So excited for Freya and she is going to be the best momma to little baby Lily!

Lindy Allen said...

Thanks Meagan!! We were so excited that you came up for the shower!! Soo good to see you!!

Becca said...

Oh my.

You really know how to hostess, Lindy. I love the log sections used for card stands! And I have a TON of log sections lying around . . .
I also love those dried billy ball flowers!!! {SHRIEK} They are adorable.

Freya is lucky to have you, and you are lucky to have her, my dear! I am excited for sweet Lily to arrive!

The ArgentineHudson said...
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The ArgentineHudson said...

AMAZING!
I heard it was like a wedding reception and I can see that it was!
LOVE it :)

Los Sims said...

WOW! Amazing job ladies!

The Hargretts said...

That was such a fun and totally worth it shower to put on for Freya. I LOVE that last picture of us all. I totally have to get a copy of that. =)

Kristen said...

i just have to say, the pictures are even more dreamy when looking on a computer than a phone. we did good.
hurry up november!