A Baby Shower

Tuesday, September 13, 2011













Our dear friends are having a baby girl and we could not be more excited!!!

On Sunday I was lucky enough to be a part of hosting a shower for Miss Casey. She is not the game playing, pastel pink, squealing over baby gifts type.....so we kept it pretty simple.

Decor included:
  • Paper lanterns, honeycomb and paper poofs, and petaled versions clustered.(a new one for me that turned out pretty, but took hours to do. project includes cutting millions of circles from tissue paper and gluing them in rows to the lanterns)
  • Felt and twine flagging.
  • Card stock circle and doily bunting.
  • Streamer garland, again.
  • Wood letter and clothespin banner, painted by the lovely Ashley.
  • Sunflower and Hydrangea arrangements.
  • All decor hung from Contact hooks, genius for decorating without damaging walls and wood.
Menu included: (thank you Angel!)
  • Lots of cheese and crackers, an assortment.
  • Crudite with hummus and dips.
  • Cheese straws.
  • Sausage balls topped with pecans.
  • Mini cheesecakes and kiwi pies.
  • Miniature cream cheese mints.
Beverage options: (thank you Ashley!)
  • Izze in adorable little cans. (soon to be moms drink of choice)
  • Yummy pink lemonade punch, served in Ball Jars with the most adorable striped straws.
  • Water and wine.
This was the only baby shower that I have ever been to aside from my own, so I was nervous about being a newbie. (luckily my co-hosts were much more versed in hosting!) I am happy to report that it seemed to be a great success! Everyone loved the decorations and food, great gifts were opened, and it was a beautiful sunny day.

While I was setting up in the morning, I had the news on covering the Memorial Services for 9.11. It felt sort of strange to be celebrating on such a sad day. I felt conflicted. It is hard to believe that has been ten years. In the end I felt good about celebrating life, it seemed appropriate and right and comforting!

4 comments:

Katie said...

Stephanie, I read your blog all the time, and your home is beautiful and I find it so inspiring! Your sense of design is wonderful, so tasteful and classic, and I'm happy to see you're doing so well!
The shower looked perfect!
katie

stephanie duncan said...

katie,
thanks so much for the kind words and thanks for following the blog! it can be hard when your first starting out to know what people like and don't like without many comments. the feedback is super helpful, thanks again!
steph

Siddy said...

Hiya Steph!!

I so hear you when you talk about your friend and say 'She is not the game playing, pastel pink, squealing over baby gifts type' with my girl coming in December hehe I've tried to resist pink as MUCH as possible and I have to give you guys the props, the shower looks amazing!! Lol, so much for being a newbie!! You nailed it :)
xx
Siddy
www.SiddySays.com

Casey Richter said...

Stephanie,

The shower was amazing! From the decor to the food and drink, everything was styled perfectly. It was a beautiful afternoon. Baby Richter and I are so lucky to have you as a friend, and we were so excited to see the shower featured on your blog!

Love,
Casey

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