I’m a bit of a type A personality, so I had a pretty strong hand in planning my shower, as my sisters and Val can attest to! I love planning parties so it felt only natural to plan this one! I wanted to have a warm, vintage feel to the party while incorporating the colors peach, pale pink and cream and also pinwheels! I spent about 3-4 months prior to the shower scouring flea markets and estate sales for vintage finds for inspiration and to incorporate into the décor of the party. Among my finds were wooden wine crates, vintage spools of thread, children’s books (including my two childhood favorites – Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz), vintage linen placemats, and whimsical Bailey’s teacups.
I love breakfast food so I planned a menu focused on breakfast items and also tried to incorporate peaches into the food and drinks wherever possible. My favorite part of the spread was the omelette bar, manned none other than by my husband! Guests could pick out their choice of fillings and get their omelette custom-made right in front of them!
My sisters and I tried to incorporate as many DIY elements into the shower as well, such as the pinwheels which were made out of paper printed with text from Alice in Wonderland, all the signage for the food and drinks, mini paper flags for the mini pancake stacks, the mini ribbon bunting for the Bundt cake, and hand-stamped muslin bags containing handmade matchbook notepads for the favors. Guests were invited to create a fabric or felt flower that could be used as a hair clip or strung on a garland for the baby’s nursery. Everyone was so creative and all the flowers were beautiful! My daughter’s name is Eden, so she now has her own little Garden of Eden!