My "Welcome to the World" Baby Shower. - Pretty Real

My "Welcome to the World" Baby Shower.

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10/2015 UPDATE: I updated the party supply source list at the bottom of this post with almost everything we used (or a similar substitution).  Enjoy!
A couple of weeks ago my mom, mother-in-law, and sisters-in-law threw me a beautiful "Welcome to the World Baby D" baby shower.  While I saw bits and pieces of what my mom was pulling together (and let's be honest--helped with a couple of tiny DIYs), I was mostly in the dark!  Can I just say, not knowing the details is quite painful for a party planner?!  I suppose it's nice not to have to stress about it but I think I stressed more with hoping it was going to turn out okay, hoping my mom wasn't feeling overwhelmed, and hoping all the co-planners were doing ok!  In the end, stress wasn't at all necessary!  Besides it being on a weekend in the way-too-short-and-way-too-precious-new-England summer (i.e. many people already having other plans), it was beyond perfect.  And the people who could make it (including one of my dearest college friends who was visiting that weekend!) were the perfect mix of people I hold dear! It was a lovely shower and a lovely time and I'm so thankful!  So enough chatting.  Here's a peek!
Gorgeous invitation designed by my SIL, Christy.
One of my favorite parts--these adorable globe cake pops. 
pretty gift table.
 "Friends and family mean the world!" favor tags on bags of chocolates.
The food was AMAZING and deserving of its own collage. 

Pretty decor.  Much of which was shopped from the house.  

Couldn't get the entire "welcome to the world baby D" banner but here's a glimpse.  So cute and designed by my SIL, Christy.  
One of my favorite elements--the Italian soda bar. 
I mean, how pretty!
My sister had the genius idea of using a cupcake holder for the mason jars.  
Table Decor.
 And one more of the cake pops because I was in love with them! 

Thank you SO much moms!  This shower blew me away!  So thankful for my mom, mother-in-law, sisters-in-law, and close friends who jumped in to help out!  I'm a lucky girl. ♥

Get this look:
Map Paper- similar
Vintage Suitcases- similar
Decorative Bamboo Balls- similar
Paper straws- yellow, gray
Bon Voyage favor boxes- so I didn't use these but how freakin adorable are they?!
Gray globe- Hobby Lobby
Large Globe- similar
French lemonade bottles (for the syrups)
Glass Beverage Dispenser- different but equally gorgeous here
affiliate links included

Printables/Invitation: My SIL Christy (who I keep begging to open an etsy shop already). 
Globe Cake Pops: Triolos Bakery
Globe Cupcakes: Three Cupcakes Boutique
Photography: Captured nh.

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  1. You are really lucky! Everything they did was fantastic. The banner, the decoration, the food and everything were very stunning. I love the way your sister-in-law uses the cupcake holder - it was so nice. Their efforts are all worth it!

  2. You look gorgeous!! Also this shower is absolutely incredible!! What a perfect shower especially with that nursery you are creating!!

    1. Thanks so much Amber! Loved that it sort of went with the nursery :) And just glimpsed at your dining room. Love your unique style! Nice job!

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  5. Hi There-Would you sister want to share her template for the invitation? Its absolutely gorgeous and perfect for my upcomign sister in law's baby shower. They dont know what they're having and she loves the Welcome to the World theme and truly I've not seen a more perfect invitation. Thanks so much for any help.
    Regards- Heather

  6. Is the baby shower template available ?