Not Your Typical Baby Shower12:42 PM
I am so so SO excited to be an aunt yet again very soon! My dear sister is expecting her first baby, a little boy, sometime before the end of this month. I was privileged enough to throw her baby shower in October along with my mom, sister and our sister-in-law. Thankfully Colleen shares my lack of love for anything overly traditional when it comes to showers, so I knew she'd be fine if we skipped the pastel colors and did something a bit more out of the box. The date worked perfectly for an autumn themed event, with primary colors of chocolate and apple green, and delicious fall food galore.
Complete details after the jump!
The shower was held at my mother's house, and decor was quite easy since her house is fantastically decorated, especially during the autumn season. We added to it by decorating with some felt leaves purchased from Wal-Mart, and using a ton of gourds (both grown by my mom and purchased at the local grocery store) and also apples. The apples doubled as tealight holders, with just a quick cut out of the top! Our main focus in decorating was the food table, where we did a centerpiece with the apples, gourds and pumpkins, along with some candles and silk leaves. The warm glow was perfect!
Frederick's Pastries. Delicious!
Seasonal showers and parties can be fun and affordable, since you oftentimes might already have decor or access to it from friends, and the menu usually utilizes in-season items. Don't be afraid to think outside of the traditional box next time you're planning a baby or bridal shower, or any event!