Lullaby Baby Shower: Dessert Table and Advice Display

The whole family was overjoyed when my sister, Linda, and brother-in-law, Frank, announced that they were expecting their first baby in November. Inspired by a vintage lamb planter that Frank's dad had given to his mom the day Frank was born, and this Cuban lullaby that his mom sang to him as a baby, we came up with the idea of having a lullaby theme for the baby shower. 

duermase mi niño, duermase mi amor, duermase pedazo de mi corazon, este niño lindo que se va a dormir y el picaro sueño no quiere venir


To carry out the theme, a sleigh crib with a coordinating crib skirt was used as the dessert table. White canopy netting, pom pom clouds, and two dozen sky blue balloons created a dreamy effect. Handcrafted by Gifts Define, a counting sheep mobile was suspended above the 3-tier banana and caramel cake from PhoebeCakes.


Desserts included Cuban favorites like, coquitos and flan, as well as moon pies dusted with powdered sugar. Pistachio macaron pops with chocolate ganache made by 6 Bittersweets, were displayed in parfait glasses filled with colorful origami stars from Trinkets by Dana. The dessert tents, invitation, and other custom printables were beautifully designed by my long time friends, Darin and Riya of Blue Lotus Company.


Paper stars were also sprinkled on the dining tables and used to decorate the gift table in the front entryway. For the centerpieces, yellow chrysanthemums and tulips, and white hydrangeas from Costco and Wegman's were arranged in vintage blue mason jars.


Guests were asked to give the parents-to-be tricks and tips on how to get the baby to fall asleep and how to get some zzz's with a newborn. A hanging display was created to hold the advice cards, using long strands of ribbon and an embroidery hoop.


Once again, Rebecca Watkins Photography was on hand to photograph details of the event. I'll be covering the fun activities/games, and the delicious spread of Cuban and Vietnamese food later this week, so be sure to stop back.


Photography: Rebecca Watkins Photography / Custom Invitations and Printables: Blue Lotus Company / Cake: PhoebeCakes / Macaron Pops: 6 Bittersweets / Counting Sheep Mobile: Gifts Define / Origami Stars: Trinkets by Dana / Printing: Brickwall Printing and Graphics

As Seen On: Hostess with the Mostess / The Party Wagon / Bump Smitten / Baby Lifestyles / lilsugar


20 comments:

  1. Christine! This is stunning! I love seeing your sketches come to life. You are amazing!!!

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  2. I really love your style! I wish you were closer to me to handle my parties!

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  3. Oh my gosh, I love the cake too!

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  4. How how clever! I love the crib incorporated into the party!

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  5. GORGEOUS, Christine! I love the height of it in that first photo. Seriously you should do this for a living. Hope this gets featured on the party sites because you really deserve it!

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  6. In our wildest dreams, we couldn't have imagined how wonderful the baby shower turned out. We are forever grateful for your creative and graceful attention to details. You left us and everyone wowed every minute! The party was an absolute dream come true for us!

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  7. This concept and everything you did with all the lovely items you accumulated from vendors is simply amazing. Thank you for sharing all the pictures and your ideas with us. It's so inspirational. Congrats to Linda and Frank!

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  8. Dana, as you can see, I used your pretty stars just about everywhere. I can't believe how quickly you made all 500 of them! Thanks so much for creating a custom batch just for this party!

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  9. very pretty i am sure your sister loved it

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  10. How original I don't think I have seen a crib used like this before and it is perfect.

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  11. So adorable, Christine! I absolutely love every detail!

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  12. The details on this event are stunning!

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  13. Where are you located and how can we get in touch with you???

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