Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Baby Shower Tea Party

I wanted to share with you some pictures of the Baby Shower that my friends Sherry, Rocio and I threw for our beautiful Girl-Mommy-to-be Gabrielle the weekend before last. We choose the theme Tea Party as we wanted to put on a elegant event without spending the fortune that we normally do on such occasions.

The Tea Party theme worked well as it allowed us to use our personal collections of china, quilts and home decor items in order to transform a patch of grass and cement (oh, and that amazing view!) into a shabby chic inspired world. We rented 3 table rounds of 10, 3 white market umbrellas and 30 white plastic (but pretty!) chairs and then hauled out our own plates, glasses, pitchers, platters for food, and well, anything else we had to add to the feel. We also included any bird accessories that we could scrounge up, as the new nursery is decorated in an aviary theme.

Thanks to Sherry for really making it all happen and to Rocio who created the menu in addition to making all the food, I think that our budget-inspired shindig was one of the most beautiful showers we have ever done. As the party wrapped up, we paused to think about (now that we are all getting older!) how many baby showers may be left in our future. Well, if I have my way, hopefully at least one . . .

For more pictures and detailed shots, please click on the Flickr badge and search for the set titled, Baby Shower Tea Party.

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