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|
Printed on: Rifle Paper Co. Antoinette Stationary
Fonts used in design: Corneria Script Demo, Ecuyer DAX, & Bergamont Ornaments
Baked Potato Soup
Black Bean & Quinoa Soup
Crusty bread for dipping
Arugula & Spinach Green Salad
Various Garnishes (Cheese, sour cream, oyster crackers, etc.)
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)
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)
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)
Candles in Baby food jars
Candle wicks from Amazon.com
Tutorial on recycling old candles