April 24, 2018, posted by Gina – This past weekend several of my friends and I hosted a baby shower for a sweet Mom to Be. There is just something so fun about a baby shower. Our Mom to Be is not a big game lover and so we did not plan games and honestly, I must agree with her. All the guests had such a wonderful time seeing all the precious gifts. Here are the details of the shower that we hope inspire you should you find yourself hosting a baby shower.
I tied simple pink and white gingham ribbon on boxwood wreaths to welcome our guests.
I really wanted to use the softest pastels in this arrangement and chose hydrangeas and pale pink roses to use in this large cast iron planter.
Below is a shot of the flowers on the table with a few of the other elements.
This piece of majolica with bunnies served as a silverware caddy.
I alternated three china patterns in this basket lined with pink and white gingham.
This precious little stuffed dog gave the table a sweet bit of charm. I tied a pink bow on him and let our Mom to Be take him home for the nursery.
Below is a full view of the table. We used pink and white striped napkins, a gingham table runner, and Annie Glass serving pieces all on top of a light cream tablecloth.
And now onto what was served…
Open Faced Chicken Salad Sandwiches on French bread topped with a sliced tomato (GET RECIPE).
Ham Biscuits with Homemade Strawberry Preserves
Fruit Salad with Marshmallow Cream Dip (GET RECIPE). I used strawberries, raspberries and honey crisp apples tossed with lemon juice and a sprinkle of sugar and served it with Marshmallow Cream Dip. This dip may sound a bit lame but trust me when I tell you everyone wanted to know how to make it. I had it a few years ago at a garden club meeting and asked for the recipe. I had never purchased the marshmallow cream in my life, but I am won over by it.
Petit Fours – these were purchased from a local bakery and are thought to be the best in town. Should I confess there were a few leftovers that I might have enjoyed?
Lemon Poppy Seed Cake (GET RECIPE). This is like a pound cake complete with plenty of poppy seeds and a yummy lemon icing.
We served pink lemonade, water and soft drinks. Look at the cute vessel for the roses in the middle of the table. My son and daughter-in-law gave this to me for Christmas. I received several comments on it.
I took this photo of the gifts since they looked so pretty all together. Our sweet Mom to Be was so happy with everything she received. We look forward to meeting her precious baby girl in early June.