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Aug 24, 2018

Fresh Blue and Citrus Orange Baby Shower

With an elevated and modern color palette and fun details like a balloon garland, this blue and citrus orange baby shower is what dreams are made of! Quite literally, for mama to-be and blogging beauty of Eat Sleep Wear, Kimberly. She dreamt of not only this day, but also the baby on the way for so long that it was only right to celebrate in style! And who better than her friends at Beijos Events to plan it?! When designing, they played on the fresh Orange County feels and fittingly colored tile of this rooftop venue, and boy! did it all come together beautifully!

Kimberly (how cute is she?!) shares…

I have been dreaming about this baby shower for 3 years now. When my husband Blake and I got married, we had the ladies of Beijos Events throw my bridal shower and it was a dream come true. I ended up keeping in touch and becoming friends with Jacquelyn, one of the partners of the business. After we got married, life took some twists and turns and the road to getting pregnant was very difficult for us. After 2 years of IVF treatments, we were finally able to get pregnant, and it was one of the happiest times of our lives. Jacquelyn followed along on our journey to baby and promised that she knew the time would come when she would create the baby shower of my dreams. Needless to say, with tears in my eyes, this baby shower was one of the happiest days yet.

I wanted to find a venue close to home and settled on the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach. We frequent the Pacific Hideaway restaurant for brunch with our pup on the patio so we knew it would be the perfect beachside location for the shower. I didn’t want any traditional themes that people thing of for a baby boy shower (YES ITS A BOY!!). I wanted something beautiful, coastal, and with a modern twist. Beijos pulled together blues, whites, and pops of orange, and I just adored the whole color scheme.

The florals from MV Florals were effortless and the pops of orange were so beautiful and unexpected. The table top itself had a fresh modern feel, and the glassware is always a favorite of mine from Cherished rentals. I loved all the custom signage from PoppyJack Shop celebrating our baby boy and it added that extra something to all the tables. One of my other favorite decor elements was the custom balloon installation that hung above the table from Wild Child PartyHonestly the whole day was a dream. With my flower crown, I just felt like a princess, and so lucky to be able to celebrate our little guy by the ocean with some of our nearest and dearest friends. 

    

Jacquelyn at Beijos Events says, When Kimberly reached out for us to plan and design her baby shower I was of course thrilled! We planned her bridal shower a few years ago and fell in love with her then, and I’ve been lucky enough to stay friends with her and followed along on her journey to motherhood. Finding out she was pregnant was such a joy, she is going to be the best mama and deserves it so much!! 

In the past few years she’s moved down from LA to Huntington Beach – yay, closer to me! – and we found the perfect spot in the Shorebreak Hotel for the venue. It served as the the best backdrop, as they have the most gorgeous blue and grey tile on the floor, perfect for a shower for baby BOY Lapides!! I’ve been a part of a few boy’s showers, I have two boys myself, and I think it is sometimes easy to do the same thing… A lot of people do cactus or succulents for boys, because well, it’s easy! But for Kim, I decided to go with pretty florals and pops of orange! I mean she is having an Orange County baby!! It was fun and different, but played off the colors and vibe of the Shorebreak Hotel seamlessly.  Everything from the florals by MV Florals, to the tabletop from Cherished Rentals, and the details from PoppyJack Shop looked so gorgeous together. And of course, the most stunning thing about the shower was Kim herself!  This mama to be is glowing and we are so thrilled for her new arrival!!

  • Kiara

    What a fun theme!!

  • Connie

    Ugh, She tries so hard to be that cool California girl that she clearly isn’t, would like to see more authentic not staged since being is real & natural is more aspiring to us girls

  • Annie

    A bloggers dream, everything cute except the blue jeans which are a no-no at baby showers. 🙂

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