A few weeks ago I was blessed to have been able to celebrate baby P. with an elegant floral themed baby shower attended by my close family and friends. I wanted the shower to be filled with flowers and used a vintage baby carriage as the special baby celebration touch. I had family and friends who traveled for this event from Puerto Rico, Florida, Maryland, and Chicago so it was truly special. My dress was a last minute switch because the original one no longer fit! It is from Seraphine, this brand has beautiful dresses and loved by the Royals (Kate Middleton has worn their pieces throughout her pregnancies). Since you know I’m always trying to keep things on a budget, the shower was definitely a mix of hiring vendors and a lot of DIY.
First, I cannot believe the celebration actually happened! Not going to lie, I am a high stressed person so planning this event in times of COVID-19 was not easy. Every step I took was with a big caveat. Every vendor I spoke to the first thing I asked was “what is your cancellation policy?” Luckily, everyone I worked with was very understanding and flexible with the potential of a last minute cancelation due to COVID-19. Putting this aside, everything came out great. We all had a fabulous safe time (with a group of 21 of us I was a little nervous and glad we were all OK afterwards!).
An Elegant Floral Themed Baby Shower
Finding a Venue
Moving to Greenwich, Connecticut came with not really knowing many restaurants so I did lots of research to find places that I liked that did events my size. I was very lucky that my friend Lauren offered her country club which has a beautiful space that was just right for my size. One tip: Check out websites like The Knot under their venue vendors. Many places that host weddings also host other events like baby showers!
Picking My Floral Theme
This is a fun one! There are so many themes out there for baby showers. Whether you are having a girl, a boy, twins, or want to keep it gender neutral. I kept my theme to flowers with subtle touches of a vintage carriage. The vintage carriage made an appearance on the invite, cookies for each guest, and toddler toy my mom bought her which is just darling. I love pink and white so the decor style really reflected these two colors.
DIY and Vendors
I cannot stress this enough. Unless you have an unlimited budget figure out what areas you want to spend money on and what areas you want to save on. For me, flowers were very important. I wanted an english garden look for the main room’s center pieces so I hired a local flower designer to help. I also really wanted a flower wall and found a local company to install one. These were the two main things I hired vendors for.
For the cocktail hour room I had my mom make the flowers! She wears many hats, not only is she a fashion designer but also owned a flower shop so creating the arrangements was a real treat for her. We went to Costco and bough 120 pink and white roses with seeded eucalyptus. I then gathered vases from my own collection and that’s what we used. She did a wonderful job!
My mother-in-law is a very talented baker so she did the cake and the cookies. Both were so delicious. Her sugar cookies are the best! I’ve linked someone on Etsy that does them as well.
The main room was adorned with romantic floral centerpieces in pinks and whites. It really felt like they were handpicked from an english garden. They were created by Lily from Mossome Floral Design. I got really lucky finding her since her specialty is creating garden inspired floral arrangements. I also really wanted a flower wall and worked with AGwallsofbeauty, a flower wall rental company. They were such a pleasure to work with and really helped me pick the perfect wall for the event.
Candles were also important to me because they really help add dimension to the table decor. My mother-in-law has quite the collection of antique candlestick holders in gold so we used those. The venue also provided votives that complemented the overall candlelit vibe.
For the menu and name cards I was able to find a wonderful vendor on Etsy, called Crains Craft Co. I chose a menu with a wax seal and silk ribbon. It was so fun to plan. The baby shower invitation was by Kate Chambers Designs. Lastly, I wanted to add plush pink napkin so I bought these from Amazon.
For games, I got them from Paper Minx Printables and my mom was responsible for the prizes!
Thank You To Everyone That Helped and Attended!
The baby shower was a true labor of love. I have so many people to thank for helping me put this together, and of course the guests that came to share such a special moment with me 🙂 If you have any questions about a shower or an event you are putting together feel free to reach out! You can DM me on my instagram, @coco.on.fifth or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy planning!
I hope you enjoyed learning more about my baby shower and picked up a few tips along the way if you are looking for shower decoration ideas! Check out my other related posts about motherhood, like “Bump-Friendly Dresses and Clothes for Before & After Your Pregnancy” and “Traditional Nursery Themes for Girls.”
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