My first step in creating a design is usually to select a palette. I knew the party would be held at the mother to-be's house and her living room is painted a beautiful light blue, so I loved including that in the colors to tie the entire room into the design. I then went shopping for a fabric and fell in love with this beautiful linen. It led me to my accent color: green. Set with the colors I pulled together the rest of the design for the event. I wanted to create a juxtaposition of both vintage and modern in the design to reflect Dina's personal style. I love how the girly floral linen played off of the clean white lines of the dishes and and background decor. As well as the simplicity of the single branches of eucalyptus along the back of the dessert table.
The food was super easy to come up with because of the theme: apples, apples and more apples! The desserts (always the fun part to plan) included:
Apple Shaped Cake Pops
Chocolate Apple Tree Cupcakes
Apple Butter and Berry Cake
Crumble Mini Donuts
Macaroons, Cinnamon Rolls,
and Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Apple Cheddar Pizza
Blueberry Soup Cups
The drinks served were Chai Apple Cider, Hot Apple Cider, Champagne and Coffee
During the party the guests got to participate in lots of fun games and activities as well. Each guest was asked to write a wish for baby Scarlett and her family on a paper apple and hang it from a decorative tree.
The centerpieces on the tables were baskets full of newborn diapers. Each guest was asked to write a funny note on each diaper to entertain the new parents during late night changes.
There were also games played where each guest had to come up with animal baby names, figure which of the new parents matched with some baby facts, and don't say "baby".
Here are some more fun pictures of other party details for everyone to enjoy!
Party Styling & Design: Enchanted Events & Design
Printables & Graphic Design: Enchanted Events & Design
Photography: Sarah Vinson Photography
Cake: Fenella Higgins
Sugar Cookies: Denise's Creations
Cake Pops, Tarts, Macaroons, Cupcakes: Pop Culture Desserts