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 â?? and maybe even more excited! â?? 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.
Vanilla pudding with berries (a cheater’s version here).
Pots of chocolate mousse with grated chocolate topping (the cheating version here).
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.