For this sophisticated baby shower garden party I knew I wanted something a little more elevated than your typical shower. I wanted bright and happy florals to enhance the table and trellis of the space as well as some details that would bring a playful element to the party that could also be repurposed for Poppy’s nursery. We tied in wooden blocks and circus animals to create a whimsical feel which were gifted to the baby nursery after the party. Fig and Olive catered the brunch and Butter Cake Shoppe created the most beautifully light citrus cakes. It was a perfect afternoon sipping champagne and sharing stories.
The location played a BIG part in the design on this event. I FELL IN LOVE with the Rose terrace at Fig and Olive in Beverly Hills and was so so sad to find out it has recently closed. I am so glad we got to have this event there- it really was a special place.
We really wanted to play off of the existing design of the space and play up the pinks and feminine look of the terrace. I was very into ombre florals and Hidden Garden just killed it bringing my vision to life. From the table scape to the trellis, the bike basket to the cakes – they sprinkled their flower magic every where.
My amazing friend, Angela, designed the menus for me. I sent her the color palette and she went with it. I hadn’t revealed Poppy’s name yet so the floral details were a nod to the soon to be Poppy Rose. I love how the dot details around the boarder match the garland I used for the dessert cart. I didn’t tell her I was doing this, we just share a brain. Look at how well they match!
And while we’re at it, can we please take a minute to admire these cakes by my girls from Butter cake Shoppe? I wanted the cakes to be clean and simple as far as design because there was su much going on with the florals but the texture they added and the climbing dehydrated lemons… come on with that detail! Baby shower magic.
As I mentioned before, the design of this garden party baby shower had an emphasis on Garden Party but I made sure to include some elements that brought in the baby shower part. I used these wooden letter blocks as a sweet neutral detail for the brunch table and the dessert cart. I knew that I wanted Poppy’s nursery to be animal ‘themed’ (I use that term very loosely) so I chose the hand painted circus animals from Painted Parade (who also did custom coloring) to accent the dessert cart and gift table.
So, rather than have baby shower games, which have never really appealed to me – my MIL brought the classic ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’ book and we had all of the guests write messages to their soon to be new bestie. I used some kids books (found here, here, and here) to prop up my FAVORITE Jonathan Adler vase holding pens for everyone to use. We also passed around note cards for friends to write their best anecdotes about me **clenches teeth** or offer life advice for growing up.
It was a really incredible day – I couldn’t have asked for a better baby shower or better friends. Side note pregnancy hack – this dress was actually a bathrobe. I was so big at this point that the dress I had planned on wearing didn’t fit and I found this silk robe on a whim and just went with it. If there is one thing I have learned from pregnancy and parenting its find a good enough solution and go with it.
Love and hugs
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