Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Wine Club Baby Shower

On Saturday, Wine Club experienced a new first: a baby shower for one of our own! We've been to each other's bridal showers, bachelorettes and weddings, and now it's baby time. We are celebrating the upcoming arrival of Melissa's baby girl, and we collaborated to coordinate a baby shower at her clubhouse this past weekend. This little duck family waddled by while we were partying...that's gotta be kismet, right?

 I was responsible for a lot of the decorations, including the fabric pennant banner, blue mason jars (from my wedding), tablecloths and balloons. Melissa bought the flowers at Norfolk Wholesale Floral.

I used 1/2 yards of five different fabrics: a bird print, ticking stripe, a coral floral print, white and gray polka dots and a yellow with silver print. I tied it all together with gold lamé double fold bias tape.

 I brought the heart balloons left over from my own wedding. I bought them on Amazon.

 Jen made these incredible pinwheels, which were so adorable. The color scheme is based on colors Melissa wants to use in the nursery.

As a favor, Melissa packaged the cookies she's been craving the most, including delicious brownie cookies.

Erica made delicious almond cupcakes with strawberry hearts. I bought the skeleton key burlap fabric at Joann's.

 I made the mixed berry salad: spring mix and spinach, sliced strawberries, blackberries, shaved parmesan, candied walnuts and champagne vinaigrette.

 Ashleigh made mixed veggie and spinach quiches.

 She and Lauren collaborated to deliver my favorite party staple: ham rolls! Never enough.

 It wouldn't be wine club without a mimosa bar. We had orange juice, cranberry juice and a juice blend, along with garnishes of orange slices and pineapple chunks with maraschino cherries.

And we paired those with bottles of bubbly, including sparkling pear juice for the pregnant and underaged among us.

 For games, we played the ribbon estimating game, a matching game connecting celebrity parents with their silly baby names, a word search and cards full of wishes and hopes for the future Miss.

And, of course, Melissa opened presents. I bought a couple things, including this precious polka-dotted chambray onesie with neon flowers. 

It was a wonderful day. It's always inspiring when women of all ages and experience levels come together to celebrate a future member of our tribe. We can't wait to meet her!


Heather West said...

Another beautiful & elegant baby shower! I love the pinwheels, and the food looks amazing!

Romantic Savy said...

Everything looks amazing! I've actually had an aversion to brownie cookies my whole pregnancy, LOL!

You did a great job!

Belle said...

This was a very lovely shower. You all did a wonderful job...thank you, Belle