When my baby sister told me she was pregnant, I knew that a proper Baby shower was in order! Although still not very common in Portugal, I think it is indeed a very good import from the US! I had organized my own when I was pregnant with Leonor so I knew the basics already!
We borrowed my Mother’s house and along with my sister-in-law, Joana, we got to work! Using my very basic illustrator knowledge I came up with the invitation that ended up being the moto for the whole decoration. Colors in charge: pink, grey and white!
After having three boys I must say that whenever I can use pink, well, I use it so pink had to be part of the palette of course! (the pink color was much lighter then the one in the image! Very pale pink indeed! Need to check my illustrator/jpeg settings)
Joana and I worked hard to put everything together, dividing the chores needed to be done between both of us. She handled the fashion and I handled the papers, sort to say!
We asked Francisca Neves from Cupcake to make the cake, cakepops, cupcakes and the amazing cookies that you can see on the photos bellow! The fact that we mixed what each one of the three of us does the best, was in fact what made the end result so perfect!
The main decoration was a cord that had the baby clothes and accessories just like the invitation. Everything was bought by Joana on a spree thru several shops so that it matched exactly the color combination we were looking for. Great job, right?
I just love the cake! So, so pretty and delicate! And just in case you are wondering it was equally that good!!! Francisca made, as usual, an amazing job. It is so good to see that here in Portugal one can find artists so talented as she!
Just an overall view of the desert table. Nothing was missing: popcorns, cakepops, apple pie, meringue hearts, cookies, cupcakes, scones, artisan sandwiches, macaroons and cinnamon rolls!
A baby shower has to have Pink lemonade, right?
Chocolate and raspberry cupcakes: simply divine!
See the pacifier with the baby’s name? And the pink shoes? Sooooo cute!
No detail was spared or left to chance! So we looked for all the pink pastel dinnerware we could find and these bowls with the sugar flowers were simply perfect to match with the cups of tea and the linen pink napkins.
We even had our own photo booth! We took photos with a polaroid machine and printed them on the spot so that each person had a photo with the Mum to be to take home as a souvenir!
I think she was happy and that more than anything else made the organizers happy too! I wonder who will be having a baby next so I can organize the baby shower! Any volunteers?
P.S. The fact that I was asked to be the baby’s Godmother on that day really was for me the cherry on top! I even have an apron to prove it! (the photos of it didn’t come out that good)!
Because life is worth sharing…..