Seriously, my friends are the best! That’s why it is so easy to spoil them during the special times in their lives.
When my dear friend Jessica announced she was expecting her first child, a beautiful little girl, I knew I had to plan her something fabulous. Ellie’s vintage bunny theme baby shower goes down as my favorite party planned to date. I didn’t dare tackle this event alone, I had the sweetest co-hosts who helped make the big day so special.
The shower was held at my home on an afternoon in February. After talking with Jess and getting her color scheme and theme for the nursery; I decided a vintage bunny tea party with soft pinks, creams, and gold would make the perfect shower colors. I wanted to feature spring elements with a vintage twist – veggies, bunnies, moss, teacups, and over the top girly elements for the sweet little princess.
I even got sweet Jess a flower crown, because what mother-to-be doesn’t deserve one?
My college friend, Katie Fath, with BeasKnees Designs is my go-to gal when needing invitation work done. Katie did an amazing job designing the invitations for this event!
I love putting a modern twist on the guest book at a baby shower by using a classic children’s book for guests to sign. My daughter and I love to snuggle up before bed to read a good book – so I knew Ellie needed a special book in her life to read with mom and dad with sweet little messages from her family and friends written on the cover.
My mother is basically Martha Stewart, so I guess I shouldn’t be that surprised that she knocked this naked cake out of the park! I topped it with some flowers and a glitzy “Ellie” cake topper.
I also designed and hand made the paper flower wall for Jessica to use in Ellie’s nursery. I had attempted the task with my daughters first birthday and it turned out so well I knew that Ellie had to have them in her room too!
My sweet friend Megan can cook (girl has mad skills). She came up with these adorable carrot shaped crescent rolls filled with Ruben dip. I could have eaten the entire tub of that dip.
Also, let’s talk about this punch. Holy goodness – best I have ever tasted to date. I just randomly found the recipe on Pinterest and didn’t expect it to be as good as it was – I was mostly going for the pretty factor. It was already gone by the time I circled back for a full glass of it (best 2 sips of punch in my life).
For sure my go-to party drink.
I prepared all of the arrangements for the shower using a mix between fresh flowers, faux flowers (bet you couldn’t tell), and fresh produce. I am thankful my mother is a lover of all things vintage – she has a surplus of beautiful china and serving pieces I was able to borrow for the big day to use as unique flower vases. I loved how the carrot arrangement turned out – it really brought the spring bunny theme to life. And who knew how cute hot gluing a cotton ball to the end of a wooden dowel could be to get our bunny tails!
A big shout out to hostess Morgan Fluhler with Thrive.ink Events for her incredible Graphics work with the favor bag labels and menu cards.
Thank you also to Arlee Holmes for her beautiful photography – I never worry that she won’t capture the details – she nails it perfectly every single time.
And my favorite picture from that beautiful day. Jessica was radiant in her blush pink dress.
- Party Styling: Practically Chic Designs
- Photography: Arlee Sowder Holmes
- Cake: Becky Tankersley, Practically Chic Designs
- Invitations: BeasKnees Designs
- Raspberry Sherbet Punch: Pinterest
- Cookies: Zuzu’s Confections
- Cupcakes: Batter Up Cakes
- Paper Flowers: Practically Chic Designs, Hobby Lobby
- Flowers: Kroger
- Flower E: Practically Chic Designs, Hobby Lobby
- Flower Crown: Etsy
- Party Decorations: Amazon, Hobby Lobby
- Menu Cards: Thrive.ink Events
- Favor Bag Labels: Thrive.ink Events