One of my favorite things to write about is party planning. That’s because I love parties! I love attending them. I love hosting them. Kid parties, holiday parties, lady parties. Sometimes I like to scroll through Pinterest and daydream about parties I can plan in the future! Seriously, I started planning my son’s second birthday party before I even cleaned up the decorations from his first.
And one of the most precious parties to throw or attend is always a baby shower. Some people think they are lame and boring, sure. But if it involves decorations and finger foods, I’m in.
Almost a year ago, my mom hosted a baby girl shower for a family friend. Even though I wasn’t the host, I thought it turned out so well that I had to feature it here. So, I rounded up a few old photos.
The theme: Thank Heaven for Little Girls. I love that my first born was a little boy, but there is something so appealing about a feminine, girly get-together. And this shower was overflowing with femininity.
The blue color in my mom’s dining room served as a perfect backdrop for the cloud sign. My mom made this in word, laminated it, and glued cotton balls around the sign to make it look like a cloud.
My mom actually used her antique china for this party, something I absolutely loved. The majority of the parties I’m planning these days involve paper plates and plastic cutlery. I have a toddler and a baby, what do you expect? But since this party was for a baby that had yet to be born, we got to use glassware. LIKE REAL ADULTS. It was a welcome change. She set up the dishes on an antique bar cart covered in a delicate table cloth.
Doesn’t that food look delicious? I love, love, love finger foods. I end up eating way too much, but it was worth it. The menu consisted of so many good things: mini-quiche, chicken salad croissants, pink deviled eggs, various dips, and pasta salad. There was also plenty of fruit to go along with the chocolate fountain. I think I stood by that fountain most of the night. So yummy! At the end of the buffet table, there was punch and miniature pink pudding pies.
Again, this shower took place a while back. Way before I decided to start Talking Smith, so I have limited photos. Regardless, I thought this party was too pretty not to share with the world.
As moms to young children, we sometimes forget how nice it can be to actually party like adults. Not like young, college adults. But like responsible, mature (sorta) adults. Having a few hours with other women and pretty surroundings can do wonders for the spirit. At least it did for me.
Let’s talk! What are some of your favorite baby shower themes? Like I said, there is always another party in the works!