Becca's Baby Shower

Back in November I had the honor of co-hosting a lovely little fall soiree of yummy & cozy concoctions to help celebrate my friend's newest little arrival. Becca called her baby bump "Balu" which means baby in Indian. So the very talented Ms Jessica found a super cute invite with a whale on it, and the shower for Baby "Balu-ga" was born. :)
Since the weather was being very "fall"at the time and since the timing of the shower was right before Thanksgiving we thought a plethora of yummy treats and cozy drinks would fit the bill.
I have to say everything was absolutely gorgeous. A huge thanks to Jessica's parents for lending us their unbelievable villa and all of the scrumptious mercury glass- drool!

hot cocoa bar

The favors were little jars of homemade apple butter I made myself from fresh apples I picked with the girls on an outing in Solvang



heart-shaped! LOVE!

mexican hot cocoa with a little extra "love" mixed in!

my bunting banner I made as a gift to the momma!

hostess gifts :)

my awesome hostess buddies and our momma!

Jenny & Jess

Finally meeting Ayin Lucille

Yvonne's Vintage Lace Wedding Shower
the lovely bride

One of my favorite ways to express my creativity is by decorating parties. In August my super crafty talented friend Rebecca and I had the pleasure of planning and organizing a lovely little wedding shower brunch for our friend Yvonne. It has been an exceptionally hot summer here in Santa Barbara so we decided to keep the menu light and refreshing. This worked out well since the theme colors were mint green and cream. The overall vision was lots of lace details with milk glass. We entwined the mint green color scheme by using beautiful succulent centerpieces that Rebecca created. We also incorporated lots of doilies into the decor- including doily wrapped garlands. I researched pinterest for a little inspiration and found a super easy way to make doily invites.

lace patterned doily cake!

guests filled out these mint colored cards to leave good wishes and advice for the bride
doily mason jar lanterns!

for the favors I made these cute tote bags
canvas bags from Michael's, doilies as a stencil and fabric paint- so easy!

water and with lime and yummy limeade cocktails

For the Menu we served yummy croissant sandwiches with bacon, swiss, pesto and basil. Guests also enjoyed a pear and pecan salad
 For the fruit and cheese plate we chose pears and green grapes... to follow our minty green color scheme of course! :)

Beautiful succulent arrangements in vintage milk glass

Rebecca made this cute chalkboard sign to welcome guests 
lace tablecloths and throws were used everywhere
brown paper bags with doilies were used to hold gifts for games
and guests wrote words of wisdom and love on mint green cardstock

Happy Shower+Happy Bride!
We love you Yvonne!

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