This past Saturday, I co-hosted a baby shower for my sister and her soon-to-be baby boy with two of Katelyn’s sweet friends. We knew Katelyn would want something different than your run of the mill baby shower, so we wanted to steer clear of anything light blue or pastel. Our initial concept was white with pops of color…and alpacas.
We took note as to what Katelyn had been pinning on Pinterest and liking on Etsy and decided that it would be somewhat fiesta-ish with llamas and alpacas mixed in. We based everything off of this Sharon Montrose photograph of a baby alpaca [which my mother ended up purchasing for her]. Here was our direction…
The invitations were designed by Rare Assembly [a company I co-own and operate with two of my friends]. We stuck with a neutral palette so that the pops of color at the shower were almost a surprise for everyone. I think the llamas were party enough. Let’s celebrate.
We purchased gold foil “REB”letter balloons from Studio Mucci, we found the balloon tassels from Pomsetc, and we borrowed a few of my favorite props [sheepskins, ottoman, prayer flag bunting, and farm tables] from my rental company that I co-own called The House. Rebecca [my partner in props and very talented stylist] and I specialize in vintage-inspired photo shoot and event props — feel free to inquire about any rentals here: rentals[at]thehousenashville[dot]com.
I had a lot of white balloons leftover from Katelyn’s Lingerie Shower last year, so we used those instead of purchasing more. But you can easily find them from a variety of locations online or from Party City [who happily blows them up, no matter where you purchased them]. We ordered the colored acrylic glasses from World Market to add a pop to the, otherwise, all-white table. I love those colors mixed with the tassels from the balloons. Again, veering away from any sort of pastel.
I made the concrete planters during this DIY last year and thought they mixed in well with the table decor. They look great with succulents and also helped keeping the balloons tied down on this windy day.
We printed off these cute “hey mama” placemats designed by Hello Tosha [originally for this post] because they went really well with the rest of the decor. These placemats truly stole the show for me — and I love the black contrast :)
I built this a-frame tent to house all of the presents, but didn’t really document my journey with it. If you have basic wood-working skills and a bit of sewing experience, this project would take an hour, tops. If enough of you are interested, I’m happy to write a post about it. I simply searched a-frame tents on pinterest and eye-balled the size I wanted. I selected 6 foot 1″x2” poplar boards and 48″ dowels. I used army duck for the fabric :)
More pictures from this sweet day…