This weekend we celebrated one of our dearest friend’s baby boy.

The invitations were from minted, we loved the look of the blooming baby design, perfect for a summertime shower. -Click here-

No matter what occasion, I love to welcome guest with a beautiful warm entry.
For the party flow, I like to separate party spaces- I set up a mimosa bar in my study, main course in my dining, and dessert in the kitchen.

The mimosa bar was so fun to put together. I decided to use my office desk for the bar. I love how it turned out! For non-alcoholic beverages, my go to are sparkling juices from Trader Joes, and Central Market. Add them to a splash of Non-alcoholic Champagne to create a mocktail, garnish with your favorite fruit!

I own several versions of carafes, and these have to be my favorite. The shape of the glass makes it super easy to pour. For all the framed signs, one of the hostesses found them on Etsy.

The table needed some finishing touches so I draped a natural garland across the bottom. I purchased garland and added willow branches, and white floral using floral wire.

I used a beautiful bamboo tray from my collection which can found –here— to display cups and champagne.

For the main spread, we selected easy to eat food. Always consider the demographic of your guest. Ladies like easy to eat delicate food whereas if your serving men, they most likely will want something more decadent. Same goes for children. etc….

I love to incorporate these beautiful votive candles to the tablescape to add a GLOW factor.

If you are a cheese girl, I created an oversized platter with brie, manchego, aged gouda, and drunken goat. My favorite crackers to use while serving cheese is raincoast crisp- they are so delicious, you can eat them alone. I complemented the brie and gouda with fig jam, and local honey for manchego and drunken goat. Finished the look with prosciutto and slices of fresh fig.

I enjoy showcasing the dessert table. To give the display a rustic feel, we incorporated tree slices and used cake platters to create different heights. Finished the look with fresh fig ivy and rannuculus.

Daddy-to-be loves basketball. So we made the baby a little trophy basketball and for guest to sign. A little special momento from the day.

For the flower wall I used a flower grid from the craft store. To keep a classic look, I used white faux white roses, blue hydrangeas and cherry blossoms. Completed the look with gold, white and blue balloons.

With the Momma-to-be and all the lovely hostesses!

I hope you got some inspiration for next baby shower!

Everyday’s a Holiday!

Whitney Elaine