Baby Shower: A Formal Affair for Mrs. Tearah MunsPosted: August 21, 2012
My sweet friend Tearah is beautiful, creative, and about to have her first baby. A passion for beauty (and I’m betting some hyped-up pregnancy energy) made for a perfectly elegant occasion in her hands. You are invited…to Tearah Muns formal baby shower.
Toned down bulbs and flickering candle light in a small space can make for an incredibly warm and intimate gathering. I love Tearah’s use of floating candles here and rows of tables featuring pretty fresh cut roses make the overall feel to the party…well, lovely.
Tearah designed and made the place cards and featured them on a pretty darn creative display. Copy this idea by taking an old frame, (garage sale, thrift store, an old one stored in your garage…) remove the backing and add string, twine, or ribbon to hang the place cards on. The largeness of the pretty frame not only adds to the decor but doubles for functionality. See some more creative escort card holders here.
Can anything make a beverage look more beautiful than a decanter? Tearah put a couple of them to use here with refreshing cucumber and lime infused water (a fancy way to say she squeezed some limes & added sliced cucumber-always impressive and easy as pie!) and punch. Drinks were “serve yourself” style, a great way to get people mingling and moving!
As guests made their way to tables, they found their 1st course already plated. Leafy greens featuring a stacked caprese salad (one of my favorites!) and some light appetizers for sharing included in-season cherries, and chilled shrimp cocktail.
The dessert bar was backed by a rather delicious red wall (an excellent use of space in my opinion-work with what you’ve got!) emphasizing the plump fruits and decadents on the table. Combined with the touches of fresh cut garden roses, the bowls of strawberries, blueberries, peaches and elevated cakes everything feels so…Jane Austin. Am I the only one? love it! Cake recipes here. Also offered on the dessert table were home made Chai tea, brewed coffee, and milk.
Guests were invited to write in a photo book starring Tearah and her hubby Casey. The photo book was also the guest book for their wedding which took place nearly 3 years ago. Tearah pulls it out for every major event and adds to it, an awesome personal touch and a take-away forever keepsake.Thank you for sharing Tearah!