Tuesday, May 4, 2010

a baby shower

this past weekend a few friends of mine helped me put together a shower for our good friend marcie. she is due to have her baby on May 14th. they chose to be surprised about the sex of the baby but the names they have chosen for both start with the letter "E" so we had green and orange "E" party for her.
drawing from the beautiful colors of springtime; the palette consisted of oranges, greens, yellows and pinks. the party was outside in my backyard under the huge maple tree. the weather was perfect with just the right amount of breeze.

my friend, Kara has a closet full of wonderful fabrics so she helped by providing the fabrics we used as colorful table linens. napkin rings were created using fabric strips and paper towel rolls.

seats were designated by a little initial card tied to the stem of each water glass with a colorful ribbon made by Carrie.

The menu consisted of an Asian chicken salad, carrot souffle, and sesame seed baguette. Followed by red velvet cupcakes and cake balls all a team effort. The food was delicious and girly just like we like it :) Fresh flowers were placed around the tables in vases and combined in arrangements with lettuce, limes and tangerines. each spot had a yummy orange or key lime soda in a glass bottle.

it all looked pretty good if i do say so myself! watch out martha.... bonnie, kara and carrie can put together a pretty good party.


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leah said...

Oh my goodness Bonnie, seriously Martha should watch out! I LOVE all the little details you did, and outside underneath that tree was PERFECT!

Ruth Poirier said...

martha does need to be careful. how beautiful everything looked and the menu sounds delicious. good job girls! bonnie you look like you're carrying lower than marci!

Linda said...

Thanks for posting so we can see what real artistic creativity looks like! Honestly, you could start a business throwing parties!
Beautiful setting, perfect colors...so much fun!

Tara said...

Wow! What an adorable shower!

lj said...

So beautiful! This looks right out of Southern Living!