A few weeks after our Gender Reveal (remember we got to find out super early) I got a very quick call from my mom. I picked up the phone to which she excitedly said “I want to have the baby shower at my place” to which I replied “that would be fun” and she replied “okay bye!” and that was that, the planning began.
The shower was to be hosted in the basement of their country home, which I must mention was completely unfinished. My mom, stepdad and little brother worked day and night to complete that huge reno project just in time for the shower. Yes, they are nuts, but my mom was not so secretly happy to have a deadline for the space. It turned out amazing!
Naturally Beau’s mom was just as excited and on board for hosting this adventure with my mom and so meetings were had about the menu and decor. Confession here, they did let me do a bit (okay a lot) of the decor as I had quite the vision. I’ve had this weird adoration for all things flamingo for quite some time and therefore it was a no brainer to have a flamingo themed baby shower for my little girl. Luckily for me, flamingos seem to have become a kind of trend and it’s really easy to find anything flamingo. I still became the very best of friends with my crafting machine to really create decor pieces I wanted (and to ensure they were always in sync with the initial invitation that was sent).
Both mom’s were super supportive of the flamingo theme and added their own special touches to different tables and food platters and anything they purchased was with the theme in mind (light pink, polka dots and flamingo).
What could be found at the shower:
1. Welcome Table which included a name tag station
2. The Guest Book was a Flamingo book my University besties got our little girl
3. Present Table had a ruffled table cloth and flamingo bunting
4. The Favours were an assortment of 4″ succulents decorated in the full theme
5. Food Station was a 12 foot long table with Polish and French Canadian dishes
6. Desert table was also a mix of the two cultures with the centre piece being a Polish speciality called Karpatka topped with very adorable gold flamingos made by Sprinkled With Paper to which I simply added the baby banner
7. Coffee Station
8. An “Advice for Mommy” station (which matched the invitations)
9. A Game (which I will post about later)
10. Photo Booth where friends and family could get photos snapped and doubled as the backdrop to the presents.
Honestly, this shower was everything a girly girl could dream of! The food was delicious (and in a vast variety), the amount of guests that came to celebrate our little girl was so positively overwhelming, the generosity and thoughtfulness in the gifts still has us speechless and most importantly the hard work and endless love our mom’s (and families) put into the shower has our hearts full. We are so thankful!
Sporadically throughout the weeks I’ll be posting single posts about decor, what games were played (not very common and a hit), invitations etc. in hopes to inspire your next big event.