A super surprised mom to be, a restaurant owned by a close friend, a theme that was cute as a button (both literally and figuratively) and lots and lots of love for a baby that’s not even here yet were the makings of the perfect baby shower!
As soon as I found out my co-worker was expecting a baby, I knew I wanted to be all up in the baby shower planning process. And as soon as I got the ok, I jumped into the deep end. Because the baby’s gender is a surprise until his or her birthday, I knew I had to go with a gender neutral theme and color palette. A combination of yellow and gray was the perfect way to keep things light and pretty, without being too girly.
Instead of a traditional guest book, I thought it would be nice for everyone to leave the new baby a message in a children’s book. I picked The Little Engine That Could because it was a favorite of mine when I was little, but really this idea is one that work with any book for a boy or a girl.
I added the cute as a button element kind of on a whim, but I think it so made the day! I tried to keep everything as homemade as possible, but I made an exception for the mini lemon cupcakes from my favorite local bakery. They were so amazing at my wedding that I couldn’t resist them for this event. But I had to add my own touch with yellow fondant buttons on top. These were super easy to make and definitely took the look to the next level.
My lemon sugar cookies were also a huge hit. I’ll be sharing the recipe on the blog later on, but it’s safe to say that they were amazing and worth all of the flour all over my kitchen.
Other details I was very proud of were the baby bottle flower arrangements with white buttons as the weights and the large number of handmade paper buttons that dotted the tables around the room.
And then, in a nod to the mom’s to be job and passion, a brilliant co-worker made some of the most ridiculously adorable onesies known to man.