Dots and Doilies Baby Shower

We hosted a baby shower yesterday for friends Amanda and Jonathan. It was a blast, from the planning with a cool friend of the mom-to-be to enjoying the company. And the parents-to-be took away some nice loot and heartfelt well-wishes that I hope helps them feel prepared ?? and maybe even more excited! ?? for the arrival of their baby girl.

Doilies don’t seem like the most modern of party decorations (and I was trying to avoid anything over-the-top girly, since that’s not really Amanda and Jonathan’s style), but I thought they contributed an interesting visual element to the dots and circles in the ribbon and other decorations, inspired by this modern baby shower.


I made the mobile-esque hanging decoration out of an embroidery loop and some paper circles glued to ribbon.


Cucumber Boats from this Vegetarian Times recipe.


Honey Baked Brie: Just bake a honey-drizzled round of brie on parchment paper at 350 for about 20 minutes. It sounds weird and looks weirder, but trust me on its tastiness! I meant to add thyme as well but forgot.


I used this sugar cookie recipe and cookie cutters from here.


Vanilla pudding with berries (a cheater’s version here).

Pots of chocolate mousse with grated chocolate topping (the cheating version here).

The parents-to-be!

Guests included 2 other little ones around Jax’s age.

Present opening begins!

Favors: sugar cookies wrapped in parchment paper with a doily wedge accent, all tied together with ribbon.

The aftermath of a successful grazing station.

5 thoughts on “Dots and Doilies Baby Shower

  1. The doilies and ribbons were so festive and the food was great–thanks again for hosting!

  2. You are the first person I’ve seen who actually laces through the lattice work on the dishes. I always thought that was missing. But in true me fashion I was worried it wouldn’t be “right”. I love it!

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