Family Life

Baby Shower Dreams

Over the past few weeks I’ve been really keen to get back into my little blogging world, but have also been having a little change of heart about what that looks like. With a new arrival on the way (bubs is due in late April) I’ve been thinking about how this space could change.  While in the past all my posts have been put together, alongside working full time I am hoping that with being home more I’ll be able to share some more personal stories and what design really means to me!

So in a bid to get a little more personal with you, I thought I’d share a few snaps from my Baby Shower last weekend.  From the very beginning, this shower was a labour of love! I really wanted to be all over the details and so a lot of heart, planning and DIY went into the final product. From making the floral chocolate bark, to painting the jars, collecting decorations and learning how to decorate cakes and cupcakes, it’s safe to say this was a full scale initiation into party planning for little people – and I loved every moment of it! 

Being a sucker for design – colour and the over all look of the table was pretty important to me. Admittedly, I even planned the food around the over all pastel colour scheme. Decorations were collected over a few weeks from countless stores and to get the right look I painted old pasta jars for the bunches of baby’s-breath. 

I’ve heard before that a gathering with out cake is just a meeting, meaning cakes and cup cakes definitely had to be on the menu. BUT I also wanted some healthy options so berry flavoured bliss balls, a fruit platter and veggie shots were added in to balance things out. These coconut cupcakes (you can find the recipe here) were absolutely divine, soft and fluffy on the inside with a heavenly Swiss Meringue butter cream (recipe for the butter cream here) and hints of black and blueberries .

Within mixing up healthy and not-so-healthy options, I also knew I would need some options that were super easy and quick to put together. The hummus veggie shots, pop corn cups, pikelet stacks, and bruschetta vol au vents were complete life savers here – and the added bonus of them all being mini in size was a super cute addition to the table too!

Fruity, floral chocolate bark was also a super easy addition and totally looked a million bucks – the only downfall was Sydney being in the middle of a heat wave, that chocolate did not stay solid for much more than ten minutes – oops! 

Finally the cake was definitely my most favourite part! Inside was a super delicious humming bird cake, which was covered with a subtle lime flavoured buttercream and whimsically decorated with sugar pearls and sprinkles. Almost, nearly, too cute to eat! 

So that was it! If you’d like to see where I got all my inspiration from, check out my Pinterest Baby Shower board below. And as an added bonus, I’m also sharing the planner I created to help get everything in order! 

Follow Olivia’s board B A B Y . S H O W E R on Pinterest.

 Have you ever hosted a baby shower before? What was your favourite part?

Let me know in  the comments!


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