Our baby shower was more of a “Storm” as my Auntie called it ~ since we eloped in December, bought a house at the end of March, and our little lady is due at the end of July, we had one heck of a coed housewarming/ baby shower celebration at our new home!
I created our invites and matching thank you card’s from Basic Invite. I love how many custom templates they offer, also with free address printing!
We registered on Amazon for so many reasons - gifts got delivered right to our door- we were able to register for baby & household items - Amazon offers 15% off the items you don’t get off your registry after your event! See what we registered for HERE.
I wore a “Bardot” Non Maternity Pink Lace Dress from Macys. Knotted Heeled Multi Color Mules from Asos & “Funny Bunny” OPI polish.
Stemming from Love was our amazing florist for the event. They created this dream flower arch, which was the perfect place for our outdoor photos, along with centerpieces.
Let’s talk Booze! We turned our back porch into a baby shower dream bar with a BALLOON ARCH KIT from Amazon. My husband brought it to life with QUALATEX wild berry and white balloons. Completed with a silver “baby” balloon that came in our CONFETE PARTY BOX (such a great company for creating custom party supply boxes.) We blew that bad boy up with a HELIUM TANK that we got delivered from amazon, such a life saver, filled about 30 big balloons. POSH PARTY SUPPLIES provided our beautiful magenta table cloths to make the bar really pop. SILVER TUBS for red and white wine bottles were an Amazon find. We had custom signs made for the mixed drink options from ZAZZLE (Make your own Mimosa, Sal’s Vodka Lemonade, Jackie’s Spicy Margaritas & Red or White Sangria.) No matter what drink was chosen everyone was sipping out of a CUSTOM FROSTED CUPS “Showering Baby Charlotte” made for us by Kate Aspen, PAPER STRAWS from Amazon, and CUSTOM WATER BOTTLE LABELS from Kate Aspen.
CHICAGO CUSTOM CAKES created a stunning 3 tier Baby Wishes cake for us with a magenta elephant on top (french vanilla with strawberry filling) along with vanilla & chocolate cake shots, we paired another matching ZAZZLE sign & STEMMING FROM LOVE centerpiece to the dessert table to make it more magical.
Food: We wanted to provide our guests with fun food and lots of options. So we created our own SALAD BAR BUFFET using containers and tongs from Amazon, covered in POSH PARTY SUPPLIES: Magenta & White Table Cloths, Magenta Napkins, White Plastic Plates with Silver Trim & Silver Plastic Silverware Sets. Outside we had a CHICAGO STYLE HOT DOG STAND come to our back yard & a TACO STAND set up.
We also ordered a 20x40 foot white tent, with ten tables, 80 white chairs, a snow cone machine & a princess bounce house from MOON JUMP. Disposable pop up white trash bins and white coolers for water, beer, soda and juice from AMAZON. For Music, we had a DJ from ELEVATED EVENT DESIGN come out with all his own equipment, beautiful white set up & lights! For transportation we got all our special guests to and from safe and sound in SIGNATURE TRANSPORTATION Party Buses & our Photographer who captured our special day was Michelle Cox Photography.