HOSTESS

A Luxe Circus

I had the pleasure of hosting my sister’s baby shower at her home. I am going to be an auntie for the first time – my niece arrives in January (right in time for my birthday!)  We chose a theme that is fun, yet luxurious and just the right amount of girliness.  

To keep the look simple, we stuck with fuchsia, tangerine, and gold color accents.  For the centerpieces, I bought a variety of flowers from the farmer’s market in pink and orange hues.  I added bowls of cheese balls as a snack and another pop of color.   I bought plastic animals in a variety of sizes and spray painted them gold to decorate the tables and add on to the favors.    

We had a candy bar filled with gumballs, rock candy, mini cupcakes, and pink chocolate dipped marshmallow pops.  For lunch, we served tea-style sandwiches, decadent salads, and other scrumptious treats.  

I wrapped mason jars with gold doilies and filled them up with gold serving ware.

My sister loves keepsakes. We printed note cards for guests to fill out with wishes for the baby.   Guests hung up the cards on twine using clothes pins we decorated with gold glitter.  Each guest provided unique and the sweetest messages and wishes for the baby. My sister can’t wait to share them with the baby. 


For the favors, we filled up clear take out boxes with animal crackers and added a mini gold animal as a simple keepsake.  

My sister was so happy with the shower. I can’t wait to show my little niece the pictures and keepsakes from the shower one day – I hope she loves it as much as her mom does. 
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