Monday, September 13, 2010

Sugar & Spice & everything nice

Yesterday I hosted a baby shower for my dear and gorgeous friend Susie, who is pregnant with her 4th child, a little girl. You may remember from a previous post with my inspiration board, that the theme decided upon was "Sugar and spice and everything nice" (that's what little girls are made of).

The colour theme was hot pink and orange chosen specifically by our pregnant mumma, as well as the inclusion of gerbras in these colours.

I decided that an old fashioned sweet shoppe would tie in perfectly, especially as part of the reason behind the theme was Susie's love of sweet foods ;) So the collection of orange and pink lollies began and as many of you fellow aussies will know, this is no mean feat, we don't quite have the selection the do in the states ;) I had some helpful friends who kept and eye out and contributed too ;)

We had jars of lollies, mini baby bottle sherbets, mini candy mice, choc coated oreos, cupcakes, marshmallow pops - all in pink and orange - even the cheese and dip platter had beetroot dip that was pink along side carrots ;)

There were jars of spice as well as spicy pinwheel pastries - linking the savory with the sweet as they looked like lolly pops - spicy chicken wings and spring rolls with sweet chilli sauce.

We had a guess the date, weight and length sheet that sat of the drinks table along side a mini pink and orange gumball machine and bottles of "Bella" pink champagne, chosen because the baby who we were celebrating will be named Isabella.

A highlight of the afternoon was the birthing bead ceremony. It started with a gorgeous birthing bead kit from my friend Shannon at Sacred Stones Everyone was asked to bring a bead and a poem/prayer  for Susie and her baby to wish them a smooth transition from womb to world. We sat in a circle and each person read their poem, wish or prayer then passed their bead around the circle, each person touching each bead to strengthen the love held within them. The beads were then threaded onto the birthing bead strand which Susie will have with her when she births so she has all our love, strength and prayers close. There were many tears shed during this ceremony and it was truly beautiful.

At the end of the fun afternoon guests we asked to fill a bag from the Sweet shoppe which they did, taking home treats for their loved ones at home too. 

A beautiful afternoon for my beautiful friend full of emotion and full of love.

SHOUT OUTS
First of all to Linda from Shoot4u Photography for capturing the room and all the details for me. The images below speak for themselves, she is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you sweetie xx Oh and also for lending me some of the gorgeous vessels for lollies ;)

To Shannon at Sacred Stones for the beautiful birthing bead kit - this is an amazing thing to do for an expectant mother at a baby shower and Shannon's beads are very special xx

To the lovely Suzanna at Mon Tresor for the gorgeous little food label holders. So cute and finished off the table well ;) xx

To all my little helpers who helped with lolly finding, the food, the pom poms, the jars, you know who you are ;)

To my gorgeous husband who fixed up the shelves for the Sweet shoppe which were scrap before hand xx

And to my beautiful friend Susie for letting me throw her this fun shower xxx

So.....HERE ARE THE PICS!!!! :)

Jen
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35 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous! I love the colours and the dessert table looks amazing. Well done, looks like a beautiful day. Xx

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  2. gorgeous.
    You put in so much effort and it looks stunning.

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  3. OMG I have died and gone to heaven....you are one amazing lady....what a beautiful baby shower...love the colours the candy the set up....love it all x

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  4. This is amazing, love the hot pink and orange. Oh and the sweet shoppe set up is just gorgeous.

    Katena x

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  5. Just devine Jennifer - such wonderful colours to work with - congratulations everything is just just perfect and your friend looks so happy - sending her the best of luck. Leanne xx

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  6. Truely was as amazing in pictures as it was on the day.....Just beautiful Jen ♥ ♥ ♥

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  7. Thanks for all your lovely comments, was such a very special afternoon xx

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  8. This is beautiful, Jennifer! Love the colors and all the special touches...especially all the candy jars!

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  9. Thanks so very much Chris, the candy jars were the yummiest bit too ;)

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  10. Those colors are just gorgeous against the white~ and the lighting is AMAZING! Love the sweets too;o)

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  11. Thank you so much Tanya and Swankychicfete :) x

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  12. Oooh Jen...I love this!! The colours really POP!!
    And that lolly shop setup is GORGEOUS!!!!!
    You did an AMAZING job!
    xo

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  13. Well done Jen! You are amazingly talented! Love it all! :)

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  14. Beautiful Party! I am probably leaving this in the wrong place, but I found your blog thanks to Kate Landers Events! My favorite design of yours is the Cupcake invitations. Very cute!

    Aubree

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  15. I'm a new follower thanks to the Kate Landers LLC giveaway. . .you have amazing designs!! So glad I found you :)

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  16. Jennifer, I am not only a new follower for your giveaway at Kate Landers Events, LLC, but for your inspiring work and use of colors. Your work truly motivates me! Thank you!

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  17. I'm a new follower thanks to the Kate Landers LLC giveaway... love your work!

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  18. Brenda, The Seaman family, Misty, Dixon family Thanks so much for your kind words :)
    I have put a new post up for comments relating to Kate's giveaway but don't worry, yours will be included!! xxx

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  19. WOW this is fantastic Jen. You really are fabulous at this!!!! Will love to post on the blog.... Well done!! xxx

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  20. Oh My Jen this is absolutely fantastic...i know who to turn to when i need to organize a occasion,loving the pop of pink and orange..just gorgeous!!! well done sweetie you should be very proud XXX

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  21. The color combination is just fab! Really nice work.

    Oh oh and I loved the marshmalllow too : )

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  22. So amazing! Love the colours - great job!

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  23. I love how "Fresh" this is....prefect for a new baby, especailly a little Isabella :)
    Well done, the effort has certainly paid off, as the look on the Mum-to-be's face was just beautiful.
    PS. Congrats go to you Kate Landers is fantastic and I am sure that you are chuffed to be working with her
    Angela Scott x x

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  24. What a gorgeous baby shower you have put together Jennifer, beautiful details and obviously filled with love...that bead ceremony, how beautiful! x

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  25. Thank you all so very much for your lovely words xx
    Thetis, would be honoured for you to share on Little Sooti blog gorgeous girl xxx

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  26. My favorite Baby Shower! So beutiful, the combinations of orange + pink is great! Congratulations!

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  27. Oh My, Sooo Adorable! Love The Use of Color. Very Creative Details ~ Perfect For An "Expecting A Little Girl Baby Shower" Or "Little Girls Birthday"!

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  28. Amazing!! Love the color combo....the details, that sweet candy shoppe buffet!! Cute!!

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  29. The colors are so fantastic. THanks for sharing ;)

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  30. WOW...Every post is so fantastic...
    i want to share some ideas for kids parties...
    I have so much interesting, informative, Fantastic, outstanding and wonderful ideas for Kids Parties, kids birthday party games , birthday party characters , clowns Miami , and you get kids birthday party ideas...

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