Last winter, I threw a baby shower for my best gal Erin (who most of you know from Apartment34), and a year later her little boy is about to turn one! So we thought it was high time we shared some of our favorite elements from the day with you.
I was tasked – of course – with designing the event with a little direction from her…
Erin wanted the shower to be sophisticated and neutral (no oversaturation of blue for this gal!). So, the invitation that I designed with Farewell Paperie set the tone. The theme was all about moons, stars and clouds, and the palette a simple grey and white with little bits of rose gold….
We decorated with paper mache clouds made by my friend Sara Ewalt of Pinyadayada (we nixed the piñata part in favor of simplicity!) and strung metallic paper stars from them! This nook was Erin’s throne for the day, where she greeted guests and opened gifts.
We left little paper stars scattered around so guests could write sweet messages for the mama-to-be and hang them from the clouds! It was a really cute little touch, and a nice memento for Erin. It also offered a great backdrop for photos!
For the hosts, we put together little thank you goodie bags, filled with small items that were on-theme, while every guest came away with a perfectly wrapped Rose Lip Conditioner from Aerin with a tag that said ‘for goodnight kisses’…
We had a light lunch of mini sandwiches and small bites for guests to nibble on, and then, of course, there was DESSERT!
Jennifer Shea of Trophy Cupcake brought us these sweet treats that could not have been cuter with their moon, star, stripes and clouds motif. And, I couldn’t resist adding themed cookies to the mix too!
And now we have a gift for you dear readers, because I have magically been able to hold on to not one but TWO gift bags from the shower that are up for grabs!
You can win everything that was inside them, plus a few new additions that we thought might sweeten the deal…
WHAT YOU’LL WIN! Our original bags included a moon phase calendar pressed in rose gold is a gorgeous addition to your gallery wall, Aerin rose lip conditioner (I stash mine in my car for gloss emergencies!), a sweet leather star pin that we special ordered from Baby Jives Co (where I purchased Erin’s shower gift – a sweet cloud and stars mobile!), and a star trinket tray to hold all your sparkles!
BONUS GIFTS! Erin and I each selected an additional gift to be included in this giveaway that we thought rounded things out nicely. Mine is the ‘baby’ scented diffuser from Antica Farmacista that smells like heaven! I have it in my dressing room, and it’s all baby powder goodness, but like how it smells on babies. Hello.
Erin chose a gift for the mamas out there that is such a treat! The Hatch-to-Hospital box that is the perfect gift for yourself (if you’re expecting!) or to give to your favorite mama-to-be. It includes a knee-length modal nightgown, one pair of amazing-fit panty briefs, a jersey robe, and a pair of delectable grey cashmere tube socks.
HOW TO ENTER! Easy peasy guys. Leave a comment below telling us about a special mama in your life who you’d like to share this gift with (or maybe it’s you!) You can also double your luck by signing up for the coco+kelley weekly newsletter! Erin is also giving a goodie bag away on Apartment34, so hop on over for more pics, her take on the shower, and an additional entry!
photography by the lovely katie parra! and a huge thank you for our giveaway sponsors, too!