For the past few weeks I have been been (somewhat indulgently), designing stationery and putting together decorations for my cousin's baby shower. This Sunday came the day itself, with afternoon tea at the Hampton Manor in Solihull, Birmingham. And as it is unknown whether it is a boy or girl, a white and gold theme was decided on (with hints of pink and mint blue).
I wanted the guests to have something to keep and the mum to have something special. So I designed some postcard sets - with a keepsake 'Thank you for coming' card and a postcard 'From me to you', with room for advice and well wishes from the guests on the back. These were tied together with a wrap that also doubled up as a table name. For an added touch I also created a 'Baby Bump' mini logo which sat on a gold circle tied around the postcards.
I also needed a matching gift, and so I enlisted the help of Cupcakes & Bakes, to make me some cupcakes that matched the theme. They looked (and I'm sure tasted...ok so I may have tried the icing), perfect. With pink and mint blue cases and gold sequin decorations.
Taking on this look, posters were designed to decorate the table. But, seating 14 people, I gathered the table may need something else. Since visiting a wedding last year that had paper pom poms decorating the marquee - I desired to make some myself. With the help of pinterest I got set making gold and white pom poms that were amazingly easy and filled the table perfectly. A labour of love, yes, but also surprisingly therapeutic. Start choosing your colours and stocking up on tissue paper as my step-by-step guide will be coming within a blog later this week..