Saturday, 21 March 2015

The Baby Shower










The baby shower of my dreams! The photos really don't do it justice, the room was even more beautiful when filled with my sweet guests. I have not included photos of myself or the guests for privacy, but I did want to share some photos to give some inspiration to expectant Mummies who are planning their showers. When planning the big event with my Sister in Law, Asma, I was adamant that I didn't want the typical baby shower so instead opted for something chic and minimal. Splashes of pink with the ombre cake, donuts and berry cocktail, pale hue vintage plates, lavender adorned napkins and babies breath blooms surrounded by clouds of white. A little vintage, a little rustic, a little feminine - the perfect shower.

A big big Thank You to my amazing husband and sister in law, who did so much running around, picking up, setting up, heavy lifting, planing, organising and making. Also to Zaynab (Sweet Things) who made me the most precious candy favour table. 

Some tips for a DIY baby shower:
- Plan ahead; I changed my mind so many times about what I wanted (sorry Asma!). Give your pregnant self time for proper thought!
-Make and prepare ahead; anything that doesn't involve food can be made/arranged well in advance. For example the tulle backdrop, bunting, thank you tags and anything decorative can be arranged a week before the shower.
- Venue; If hosting your baby shower at home, do your homework to find the best natural lighting, time of day and area of your home. Be creative with the spaces that you have available. If weather permits you could even have a picnic in the park, or a beach side baby shower! 
- If you would like to know about my shower, or if your in Dubai and need some advice on planning a baby shower please get in touch with me here. 

Details

Ombre Cake - Magnolia Bakery 
Donuts - Jam Bar Dubai
Strawberry Meringues - Carluccios 
Berry Cocktail - Sweet Things Dubai
Candy Favours - Sweet Things Dubai
Cheese Board - Jones The Grocer 

Snow Dipped Marshmallows - Guidelines here
Tulle Backdrop - D.I.Y handmade (tutorial coming soon)
Cake Bunting - D.I.Y handmade (tutorial coming soon)
'Thank You' Candy Bag Tags - Free Printable here