Hello E-Trenders! I have missed you! I've been quite pre-occupied over the past year not only with events but with the birth of my sweet baby boy Troy ~
I have wanted to share his baby shower with you for so long but with preemies there are challenges. Troy is about to have his fourth surgery. And still, he never ceases to amaze us by steamrolling through his difficulties. High fives, a charismatic smile, strong legs and a strong man grip. An inspiring spirit and enormous joy! I thank all of my friends and family everyday for your love and support and of course I feel very grateful for all of our E-Trenders for being such amazing fans of the work and passionate ideas Sue and I share.
Being an event stylist and coordinator, I had ideas of what I wanted our baby shower to look like and shortly after I found out I was pregnant, the planning went underway...
The inspiration piece for the shower... umbrellas dripping with crystal raindrops...an idea I had seen before and fell in love with!
Our scene was set in the Grande Ballroom of The Lafayette Grande Banquet Facility We sat at the yellow table representing that Troy is our Sunshine.
For months I scoured antique stores, and online for the perfect antique baby carriage until finally discovered this little treasure! My step father Steve and my mom Rose really gave this little carriage some TLC and fixed it up beautifully!
This punch was such a hit!
Ducky Bath Baby Shower Punch Recipe
1 Packet blue, unsweetened Kool-Aid (look for Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade)
1 (2 Liter) bottle of Ginger Ale
1 (64 oz.) bottle of White Grape Juice (Welch’s preferred)
1 cup sugar
8 scoops of pineapple sherbet
Rubber Ducky to float on top
Orange slices (for garnish)
- Chill ginger ale and grape juice over night
- Remove sherbet from freezer about a ½ hour before serving punch to soften
- In a large bowl, combine Kool-Aid packet, sugar and chilled juice. Stir to blend.
- Slowly add chilled ginger ale
- Float 8 scoops of softened sherbet on top
- Add Rubber Ducky
- Garnish with Orange Slices floating in bowl
Recipe from Tidy Mom
Another idea I use a lot is to jazz up plain votive candle holders with bling stickers!
I would like to thank the following companies that helped me bring my vision to life, I could not have done all of this without you and I am very grateful and love you all so much...
Linens, Chair Covers, Napkins and Beautiful sash accents by Luxe Event Linen
Crystal Backdrop, Uplighting and Draping by Colonial Events
The Grande Ballroom and Brunch for our guests by The Lafayette Grande
Candelabra Centerpieces by Charming Darling Events
Silver Fluted Vases for Umbrella Centerpieces by Floral Designs by Lori
Sweets Table Cupcakes and Cake Pops by Royal Park Hotel
Sweets Table Cupcakes and Cake Pops by Indulge by Jenn and Morning Glory Coffee & Pastries
Shower Invitations by Nosis Design
Special thanks to my EventTrender partner Sue for taking beautiful pictures of our shower!
I would also like to thank my friends and family for all your love and support over the past year and of course to my mom Rose and my mother in law Carol for all their assistance with the planning of what turned out to be the shower of my dreams!
I dedicate this post to my husband Anthony and my son Troy, words could never truly express the joy you bring into my life every day!
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