I’ve been waiting to share this one with you guys, like, forever.
I’m so thrilled that the Twin baby shower that I designed, planned and hosted for my friend Melissa was picked up by one of my favorite blogs, 100 Layer Cakelet.
I hosted the shower in my home – and wanted to keep the theme pretty gender neutral. Melissa and her husband Gary have a modern, simple aesthetic, and I wanted to make sure that their shower embodied that at as well. I wanted to keep it clean and bright – so I decided on a yellow and grey color scheme with minimalistic decor.
I was able to score a copy of her recent family photoshoot by Sadaf Murad Photo to put up on my wall with washi tape. I also handmade all the tassels and put them up in the backyard as garlands, attached them to grey paper lanterns and added them to the photo wall.
I also had the envelopes for the invites hand calligraphed by the talented Elaine of Papermade Design.
I also have a chalkboard wall in my dining room – so I hand lettered the background with yellow and white chalk. Since this was a kid friendly baby shower, I made sure that we had a few activities to keep the kiddos occupied:
We had a temporary tattoo and face painting station, a Guess-The-Jellybeans station, and a place to leave notes for the couple to read when they felt overwhelmed…
In terms of food – we had a little bagel bar complete with schmear, fruit and condiments. We also catered some pasta and quiche. I used kraft paper to wrap my kitchen counter and hand lettered the menu right on it! A bonus was that clean up was really, really simple.
I am so honored to have been able to do this for Melissa and her family – she has since had her twin baby boys (they are honestly the cutest I’ve ever seen!) and they are doing really well. Here she is with her amazing little boy, who is now a big brother times two!
Photo Credit: The one and only, Mishina Photo – Thank you Michelle for capturing this day so beautifully! You are incredible.
To see the feature on 100 Layer Cakelet, please click here.