Wednesday, 25 August 2010
From the Momaroo Team: Several months ago we spotted these posts on littlemisstomato's blog and were blown away by the beautiful DIY decorations and personal details Angi created for her friend's baby shower. Well once more, Angi has done it again! So many lovely details, DIY inspiration and baby shower ideas! Check out her recap of Lisa & Eubin's Baby shower below.
Last month, I co-hosted my 4th baby shower of the year for our close friends Lisa & Eubin. I started thinking about it a few months beforehand (theme, colors) but the actual details took 3 weeks to 1 month. It was also during my 1st trimester so I kept falling asleep early. For me, the hardest part was the invite because I'm not really that proficient at photoshop. The other stuff was more cutting and gluing so I could do it while watching TV.
When I first started planning, I asked if there were any specific details they'd like to incorporate or things they didn't want. Lisa just wanted it to be co-ed. Eubin told me that he didn't want anything cheesy or typical of a baby shower. In fact, he said he likes the color black, and just to make sure all the guys have a good time.
Theme: Lisa & Eubin's City Mini Baby Shower / I love NY
Colors: Black & White with accents of Blue & Orange (Mets colors because it's his favorite baseball team)
Photos: Roseann Wang
The Parents-to-Be (Now, Parents to Baby Skyler! )
Save The Date / Invitations
Since Eubin is an art director/designer (he custom designed YSB & my wedding save the dates & invites), I wanted to make sure the shower invites were unique, and that the theme was present throughout all the elements. So I used a NY skyline silhouette and added on a clothesline with just a few baby clothes, and a crawling baby to make it more fitting for a baby shower. The invites were mailed in black envelopes with white labels printed with the same baby blue onesie on a clothesline. I used the onesie throughout other shower details too.
Location / Tribeca Park Lounge
We had the shower at my friend's building lounge which has separate sitting & dining areas, and included an outdoor terrace with an amazing view of the river. We got lucky with the sunny weather so people could go outside - we def needed the space because almost everyone rsvped yes and we had about 50 guests. But we were unlucky because it felt like 105 degrees that day, and the AC was not working to full blast so with everyone there, and food in the oven, it was SO HOT. Poor Lila had beads of sweat the whole time.
Mommy's little helper helping with drink set up before guests arrive.
The empty clothesline was originally supposed to hold polaroid photos of the guests. We were going to ask guests to write little messages on the bottom, but we didn't get many pics of people.
Instead of playing games, we did 3 raffles.
Food & Drinks
The terrace includes a grill so we had burgers & hotdogs, as well as other mini bites, fries, salads. Lisa's SIL also made a yummy and beautiful mozzarella & tomato app. For drinks, we had juices, bloody marys, and the usual sodas, water, beer, etc. Originally, I wanted to set up a shaved ice/paht bingsoo station for dessert but decided last minute to let it go since we already had a candy bar. Too bad, because it was SO hot that day.
Kids Goody Bags & Shower Favors
For the adults favors, we did a variation on the shot of milk & cookies by giving out NY souvenir shot glasses and individual horizon milk. I also made Meli & Angi cookies to look like traditional NY black & white cookies personalized with "baby kim 2010" since they still didn't have a name yet.
CONGRATULATIONS LISA, EUBIN & BABY SKYLER