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Simple Tips for Hosting a Baby Shower | Hoopla Events | Krista O'Byrne

Simple Tips for Hosting a Baby Shower

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One new bundle of joy is reason enough for a baby shower, but two babies born to two mommas gives even greater cause! I was thrilled to host a joint baby shower for my cousins Malorie and Kelsie.  I’m excited to share their celebration with you, along with some simple tips for hosting a baby shower.  The best part of any baby shower is seeing the joy in the guest of honor’s faces as they are celebrated by friends and family.  We hope you enjoy the photographs captured by Simply Enjoy Photography.

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When two babies are being honored, you have to kick off the celebration with an amazing invitation. We found these beautiful invitations from Tiny Prints.  With many gorgeous invitation designs to choose from and online customizable templates, tackling the invitations was easy! (Plus, they ship right to your door and have options for return address and deliver to sticker labels.)

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Beautiful weather and an outdoor space can provide a lovely setting for a baby shower. Plus, if you are saving your budget to splurge on gourmet desserts or fun favors, there are many free places outside you can host, including your own backyard! We loved having gorgeous trees, flowers and shrubs as the natural backdrop for our dessert table. Because of the naturally beautiful setting, we were able to keep props and decorations to a minimum. This helped to simplify the setup and eliminated the need for a costly venue rental.

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We covered our dessert table in a pretty pink ruffled tablecloth made for us by Cupcakes with Character. Beautiful floral arrangements by Seven Sisters Design added a special touch.

One tip we really like for keeping things simple, while not sacrificing on style, is to splurge on one gourmet/custom dessert and use platters/trays to dress up store purchased cupcakes and cookies.  For this event, white platters displayed gorgeous custom cookies by The Sugar Canvas Boutique Bakery. Vanilla meringue cookies were showcased atop white cake stands. A galvanized tiered stand provided 3 tiers for displaying cupcakes topped with cute printable decorations.

To bring to life the “Oh Baby” theme, we added marquee letters to the dessert tabletop. Additionally, our white ceramic letter dishes repeated the theme and were filled with more beautiful flowers from Seven Sisters Design.  These were added to a simple beverage station with punch and champagne.

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If you are wanting to keep food prep and/or costs to a minimum, consider hosting your baby shower at happy hour and serve lighter fare, like salads and appetizers. A less formal meal allows guests to mingle more, which is always enjoyable!

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Congratulations to Malorie and Kelsie! Hosting your baby shower was so much fun!

Vendor Credits:

Event Styling: Hoopla Events
Ceramic “OH BABY” dishes:  Hoopla Events Etsy Shop
Photography:  Simply Enjoy Photography
Shower Invitations:  Tiny Prints
Wrap Around Return Address Labels: Tiny Prints
Thank You Notes #1: Tiny Prints
Thank you Cards: Tiny Prints
Gift Tag (used as cupcake topper):  Tiny Prints
Baby Announcements: Tiny Prints
Canvas Print:  Tiny Prints
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Pillow (with artwork by Modern Moments Designs): Tiny Prints
Cookies: The Sugar Canvas Boutique Bakery
OH BABY letter dish flower arrangements:  Seven Sisters Design

Other Sources to recreate the look:

Vanilla Meringue Cookies
American Crafts Letters (to spell OH BABY)
Galvanized Cupcake Stand
3 Tiered Galvanized Stand
Milk White 6″ Glass Cake Stand – By Mosser Glass  
Mosser Glass 10″ Milk Glass Cake Plate/stand
CreativeWare BEV08 Beverage Dispenser with Ice and Infuser 3-Gallon Beverage Dispenser
Sur La Table Blanc Rectangular Platters 59909-SET, Set of 3
Cake Plate Round Plain & Simple Mosser Glass **2015 NEW COLOR** (9 IN, Robin Egg Blue / Blue Milk)

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