This mama shared her sweet central park maternity photos with us last week, and now we get to show off her fabulous backyard garden baby shower! Does she have style or what?! Full of gender neutral colors, safari animals, yummy food, and fun & games, this shower is one for the (baby) books. There are so many pretty details for you to enjoy, so we’ll leave you to it!
From Baby Spielfogel‘s Mama…
Since the moment after I got married, I started planning my baby shower (even though my husband and I decided to wait four years before trying to get pregnant – travelling the world and enjoying our time as a couple). The minute I found out we were expecting, I enlisted the help of Alicia Townsend from Details Details to help plan this extraordinary event! I always dreamed about having an outdoor garden party and Alicia was able to bring my vision to life flawlessly!
Since we don’t know the sex of the baby, I wanted beautiful blues, pinks and purples to take center stage and incorporate whites and greenery to complement the wonderful backyard venue. I wanted a very rustic, bohemian feel combined with baby-themed touches. I came across wooden baby blocks with adorable animals engraved on them, which eventually became a “theme” for the shower. Alicia and I enlisted Mary Kate Moon to create our invitations using our color palette and beautiful water color images and handwriting. Mary Kate also fell in love with the blocks and used some of the safari animals from the blocks on the invitations. (My husband and I honeymooned in Africa and love all things safari). Alicia and I then collected soft, plush stuffed animals from the invites to also feature on tables, as well as other adorable vintage baby items (rattles and rubber duckies to name a few).
I wanted our guests to have plenty to do at the gathering so we had a tie-dye station (we now have the coolest onesies, burp clothes and bibs for when our baby arrives), as well as a wooden block making bar and photo booth (which guests always love and were able to share their snaps on social media). Having stellar food, drinks and desserts was also key – with mini lobster rolls, tuna on rice cakes, watermelon on feta crisps, amazing salads, miso-glazed fish and citrus chicken and a bagel bar for anyone who wanted brunch. Desserts were also scrumptious and included milk in vintage jars and fresh baked cookies, pink and blue covered pretzels, water colored cotton candy and a standout cake – using the watercolors and animals we so love – and tasted even better than it looked (if that’s even possible).
It was the most magnificent day surrounded by the most amazing family and friends. I am so grateful for my mother who threw this incredible get together for her soon-to-be grandchild and for all of the fabulous vendors who made this event so memorable.