10 Aug

Celebrations :: Baby Shower 2 of 2

This post will wrap up our two part series on the zebra inspired baby shower. In case you missed the first post and want to start from the beginning, here it is. It was a great celebration and I loved that everyone had a great time. Just remember for any celebration, it is not important if you have color coordinating napkins or a wild theme, as long as your guests are comfortable and enjoying themselves.

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As mentioned before, the weather was HOT. We invested in a covered cabana in a neutral hue so it can be used for future events. Originally, I was planning on making my own cabana, but I couldn’t stand being outside for more than a few minutes (car to house, house to car etc). Pink chiffon curtains were strung in the background to create a whimsical environment. The curtains fluttered in the cool breeze. Pink, lime green and zebra print paper lanterns were hung around the cabana.

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Mmmm. Cake. Vegan Chocolate cupcakes (mini and regular) were featured on my favorite cake plate. A giant round pastry tip help create the perfect mounds of cream cheese frosting. Zebra print cupcake wrappers were used.

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The food menu was simple and fresh.

Roasted Vegetable Paninis with goat cheese
Wild Mushroom Crostini
Mini Caprese skewers
Crudite platter: carrots, bell peppers, snap peas, cucumbers
hummus and pan fried onion dip
Spinach Salad in frico cups

Local cherries and strawberries

Cupcake pops (not picture, since they were not as pretty as Bakerella).

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A diaper cake made of natural and organic fibers was placed on the gift table. More lanterns flanked the table. Giant wooden letters spelled the baby’s name. Ribbon was tied on the back, so the letters could be used in the bedroom if the parents wished. A zebra onsie for newborns (purchased from Etsy) was a cute reminder of how big Mia will be when she is born. Awww.

Side note: A DIY diaper cake tutorial will be coming soon!

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There were laughs all around. We only played one game, which was appreciated by everyone. The game was Famous Babies. Match the famous baby (Brad Pitt, Princess Diana, the new parents, etc) to the picture. Before the shower, I did a test run on my husband and he guested the dad was Kate Hudson. Too cute. The last picture is the mother-to-be and me.

Money Saving Tips: Renting tables and chairs can be costly. Since most rental companies let you rent from Thursday-Monday, share the resources. Weddings are held on all days. Find a local bride and split the costs.

Cheers to the new parents!! Mia should be coming any day now. For everyone else, I hope you enjoyed the recap. Now on to the next event! A wedding in October in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Looks great! Really cute ideas.

August 10, 2009
lechevre

Wow Alysia! You did a fantastic job decorating and with the food.

August 11, 2009
Tahni

Love the details. wow!

August 11, 2009
Joannie

Please come to my house and plan all of my parties!

August 11, 2009
C

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Alysia – This was the best party! Thanks again for everything. P.S. I can’t believe those cupcakes were vegan!!!! Sooooooooo delicious, I never would have guessesd. I will need the recipe :)

August 14, 2009
Natalie

Planning and organizing this party was so much fun! I am glad that your guests and you had a great time.

August 24, 2009

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