May 14, 2010

Planning a Simple & Elegant Baby Shower

Instead of big parties, I now prefer small intimate gathering with close friends. Yesterday we arranged a small but elegant baby shower for a very special gal pal. Instead of one person doing all the work, each of us helped with one aspect of this little party, such as gift, flower and favors.
Instead of buying a bunch of things for the baby, we opted to pamper mommy-to-be with massage sessions. She is carrying all the load now so she deserves all the pampering we can give her. Of course, a friend arranged a large basket of organic baby products of the little one as well. (visit beebeeworks.com for organic baby gift ideas) We didn't play games. Instead we chatted away, and enjoyed a lovely meal at Tommy Bahamas. Why slave over a meal at home when we can just enjoy a lovely meal out in the sun and there is no clean up in the end. Of course, what is a party without flowers and home bake Bouchon cookies. These cookies are delicious and easy to make for any event or self indulgence. Home baked Bouchon cookies are my favorite food to give to friends. Cookie Mix is available at William Sonoma. My very talented gal pal  arranged all the floral pieces. It is hard to be Martha Stewart without the entire support team behind her but it can be done when a few savvy friends get together to plan an easy elegant baby shower.

33 comments:

  1. Light blue is Ur color, darling!

    Happy Friday! ♥

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  2. Sounds like it was a wonderful baby shower. The mother to be is lucky to have friends like you!

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  3. lovely idea...the flowers are beautiful!

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  4. what a lovely thought, massage! Briliant darling!
    kisses&take.care

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  5. Wow, it looked really darling and cute! You are a great friend to do this!

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  6. Those flowers are so pretty and what a lovely idea for a gift!

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  7. Beautiful! Love the flowers and the cookies! I think I would prefer something small and intimate too! I'm sure your friend will enjoy the massage and organic baby products :)

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  8. Oh those flowers!!! I like the idea of pampering the mother at the baby shower.

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  9. This sounds like the ideal shower!

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  10. Those flowers are so pretty and that's a great color on you!

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  11. Indeed looks very elegant! Sounds like you had a great girly time

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  12. It is important to pamper the mommy to be. She is doing all the work at this point. I am sure the little one will get plenty of TLC from his parents. Parents on the other hand need some TLC too. : )

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  13. I think flowers can spruce up any occasion. How sweet of you all to get together and do this for her.

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  14. I have to say, I like your interpretation of a baby shower far more than the way they are usually done. I'm so glad you had a good time, my love!! :)

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  15. SO pretty! Beautiful flowers always give an extra loveliness to the party!

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  16. I love this idea! I agree. Who needs the hassle?! I still haven't tried the Bouchon cookie mix at Williams-Sonoma. Need to! =D

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  17. What a wonderful gesture! I love the idea of pampering the mom to be. And you look lovely.

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  18. That sounds like the epitome of a classy shower!

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  19. Sounds like a great baby shower!

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  20. wow lovely flowers very cute
    nice outfit you looks amazing

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  21. beautiful flowers!
    and you look so healthy and happy on that photo
    happy saterday

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  22. Agreed - small, intimate gatherings are the way to go. Oh this sounds lovely, when I get pregnant I'll get you to do MY baby shower! Haha. ;)
    Romany
    xx

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  23. What a lovely shower! (And light blue is a beautiful color on you!)

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  24. Looks fab and sounds perfect x

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  25. lovely flowers you looks great

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  26. I absolutely agree with you and I love your suggestions...and those flowers are beyond gorgeous!

    Hope you're having a lovely weekend my dear friend.

    Cheers: Evi

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  27. massage is a wonderful idea SG!
    xo

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  28. Sounds like an amazing baby shower :)

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  29. great post looks awesome i like it it looks great

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  30. darling sounds like gorgeous gifts! how sweet of you. `i am sure she loved her gifts
    xoxo
    marian.

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