BABY showers, ENTERTAINING | June 3, 2007

Inspiration board: A baby shower party for a fashion-forward metropolitan diva

baby shower party for a fashion-forward metropolitan diva

We all have at least one girlfriend that fits this description. As a follow up to the reader question, I got inspired to make a board around this style. For this baby shower, I imagined a tea party in a modern garden or a chic loft apartment.

I started with this gorgeous invite pattern at Fine Stationary, available at $92.25 for 25 custom printed cards with envelops. Designed by Bonnie’s StylePress, the invites are clearly chic and hip.

The color palette and the elegance are the key elements that make me choose this floral arrangement. The bouquet complements my design for this baby shower party. This floral arrangement was done by the talented florist behind housemartin blog. I love her work.

Rosanna’s dinnerware came to my mind instantly when I planned this inspiration board. I got to use the very Parisian look of the tea lunch set called Ladies who lunch. The set comes in a beautiful gift box with two luncheon plates with teacups for 40 dollars.

One way to pay for the party tableware is that the tableware becomes the gifts to the expectant mother. It is a nice memory. This is especially practical if this is a second child when the mother already owns the essential and more.

The Party Raffle collection by Rosanna is fun because every item has a number between 1 and 6. Pick your number and you’ll never lose your glass or plate again. They come in pretty gift boxes. You can mix and match them with the Ladies who lunch collection.

I love rhubarb dessert and this one taken from Williams-Sonoma Web site has all the class I was looking for. This recipe will taste great with tea. I did not include a teapot on my board but they are too many that I like. I will publish instead a story on fabulous teapots soon.

Do you like this board? Have you ever use any of these items for a party?

Sourcing
Invite: Invitations by Bonnie’s StylePress at FineStationary.com
Invite: Web site of Bonnie’s StylePress
Flowers: Ink & Peat via lemon ginger mint on housemartin blog
Luncheon plates and tea cups: Ladies Who Lunch by Rosanna Inc.
Party dinnerware: Party Raffle collection by Rosanna Inc.
Recipe: Rhubarb and Blood-Orange Shortcakes at Williams-Sonoma

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3 Responses to “Inspiration board: A baby shower party for a fashion-forward metropolitan diva”

  1. oh great ideas and i especially love stationary and tableware. just lovely!

    my sis-in-law is pregnant and i’m thinking of throwing her a babyshower so lots of great ideas :)

  2. I love it. Great selection.

    P.S. Very interesting blog. I am adding it to my blog roll if you are ok with it.

  3. 3 At Home with kim vallee said:

    Julie, I am glad you like my blog. Sure that you can add me to your blog roll; I am honored. I visited your blog a few times now and you show us beautiful things.