Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Birds & The Bees Baby Shower

I recently had the opportunity to design another display table at Bright Event Gallery, which is always an exciting endeavor. I am endlessly grateful to the Bright Girls for allowing me to bring my tablescape dreams to life.
With the assistance of some other fab Bright vendors, we created a baby shower vignette that revolved around 'The Birds and the Bees'. Vibrant citrus colors, a combination of modern and traditional elements and lots of economical choices helped to make this design a success.
Take a look:
Love the gorgeous shimmery linen from Tri Rentals' specialty line. It's even prettier up close. And check out the hot green dress and suit in the background. The dress is from Twirl (are you reading their blog? Loads of great tips, ladies. I'm going to hire Keri as my own personal Spanx shopper) and the suit is courtesy of Mr. Formal. This is the beauty of a Bright Event Gallery display table - not only will they show you great ideas for table dressing, they'll also provide some stellar ideas on how to dress yourself!
Notice the fun citrus-y hanging lanterns? Walmart, people! Cheap chic. They look fantastic hanging from the ceiling or they'd be great bunched together on a buffet table.
Carnations are back! Not only are they incredibly affordable, look how cool they look in monochromatic bunches. The Flower Studio designed these gorgeous groupings with just the right dose of green grass. 
I found this fabulous paisley scrapbook paper at Michael's and created a mat for the table name. Then popped it all in this IKEA frame
Favor bags hung from the back of each chair. 
I still can't get over these cupcakes from Julia Baker Confections. Amazingly cute, not to mention scrumptious. If you're throwing a shower and want to save $$ on favors, just serve these cupcakes for dessert. Your guests will swoon, guaranteed.
Menu cards designed and assembled by yours truly. 
Cute porcelain bird salt and pepper shakers from Pier 1 add a fun sculptural element and reinforces the theme without hitting you over the head.
Another great Pier 1 find, and on clearance no less! These dainty glasses complemented some of the more modern elements on the table. And who doesn't love a fancy straw?
To complete the look, I took the leftover scrapbook paper and created some belly bands for the napkins that doubled as place cards. 
Special thanks to Jennifer Bowen for these fantastic photos. Have you seen her work? She's AMAZING! I was lucky enough to have her contribute some baby images for my new line of Birth Announcements. She rocks. Call her. 

1 comment:

Wendy said...

So cute! I've got a mommy friend thats carrying two bundles...a bot and a girl...and this post has my creative juices going on what to do for her shower...Thanks Kelly!