When this mama threw her own pink patterned baby shower, she knew what she was doing! The event planner, Kelly, of Gigi Noelle Events, went with a girly (and gorgeous) theme for her day. Because, having a baby girl totally calls for it! With the help of her mom and business partner, caterer dad, and plenty more family and friends in attendance, it turned into quite the soiree. She used giant mylar balloons that read “Baby” to mark the spot. Which happened to be a gorgeous lawn under a canopy of willow trees! Below, you can see all the pretty details that went in to making this shower so special. Plus, Kelly shares exactly how she brought her inspiration to life!
When you find out your pregnant with your second little girl and you’re an event planner, most people start asking when the shower will be? First, I needed to get through wedding season before thinking about a theme for my own party!
I started with the linen. I found a photo of the La Tavola printed linen and I knew that it would guide me through the rest. With a party set in the summer, I wanted bright colors and fun prints. Not your typical baby shower, but again, nothing we do is typical! We do a lot of events on the grounds at Litchfield Plantation. Since we had our first baby shower there I thought it only fitting we host our second at the same spot. Most events are thrown in the back yard under a tent but for this one, we skipped the tent and had lots of lighting! Luckily, we know the best lighting guy in town. Mc Sound and Light did an amazing job with the Edison bulbs.
I also gave our floral department free reign to design gorgeous centerpieces for our guest’s tables. Debbie choose shades of pinks, peaches and corals with pops of lime green.
For our seating chart and favors I thought it would be fun to give our guests seed packets. They were hung on a custom made frame which helped guide guests to their seats. We also had a sign that also said “Please be seeded.” Skylar, my 3.5 year old, and I are blessed to have wonderful mommy friends who were there. Sky also needed friends there to keep her company, so we made sure to have a friendly and fun kids table filled with candy, fun mustaches, crayons and coloring books.
As for catering, well, that’s my father’s department. As one of the best caterers in town, I knew I could trust him with a fun summer menu. Mexican was the theme for the night, so our guests enjoyed shredded beef tacos and homemade guacamole! Homemade lemonade and desserts were part of my mom’s job! She baked 6 different delicious pound cakes. YUM. We eat/ see cake and cupcakes all the time, so this was such a nice change for us and our guests!
Lastly, I knew that we wanted a great photographer and Corina Siva Studios never disappoints. She has not only been our go to wedding photographer, but also our go to family photographer. I’m even making her be at the hospital this time around for Baby Sloan’s Birth! We are so blessed that we had so many loved ones join us for this shower. We can’t wait to share more of our adventure with all of them!