Horse Themed Baby Shower
Earlier this month my mom and some of my dearest friends threw me the most perfect baby shower. I’m so excited to share it with you today. The shower was horse themed, of course, and every detail was just so cute, colorful and thoughtful. When I got married, nearly 10 (woah, that’s crazy to type!) years ago, I didn’t have a bachelorette party or bridal shower so I feel like this kinda was all of that for me. I felt so loved and I know #babygirlhearts did too! And yes, I apologize in advance that this post is picture heavy.
My mom made mini horse show inspired ribbons out of paper and gold glitter ribbon to use as name tags, that way everyone would know each other’s name.
pink vase from Target – and on sale right now!
My girl Amy arranged the flowers my mom and I picked up the night before at Whole Foods. This girl (who happens to be a the daughter of florists) can arrange flowers! I seriously have never seen grocery store florals look so pretty.
We used pretty peach and gold plastic flatware and gold foil striped paper napkins from Sugar & Cloth and placed them in a utensil basket I’ve had for years. I painted a few horse figurines gold and set them in front of a white vase I had. My mom purchased this adorable pink floral fabric and made runners for all the tables.
Yellow floral maternity maxi dress from asos
Since I was a kid, my mom has always made cut out sugar cookies for every occasion. She made these gorgeous (and delicious) lemon sugar cookies in the shape of horse shoes as favors for everyone. She made them right before she visited and my dear dad carefully hand wrapped each one in cardboard and bubble wrap so she could bring them in a suitcase all the way from Tennessee!
My friend Kelly was selling this horse head vase at her last studio sale and of course, I had to get it! A quick coat of pink spray paint and it made the perfect decor for the shower!
My friend Jeran is the cocktail queen and she made her spiced grapefruit spritzer recipe for us. It has the perfect touch of spice thanks to the ginger, cardamom and clove simple syrup and was so refreshing on a sunny spring day.
Jeran set up a little area of garnishes next to the punch bowl to create a DIY cocktail station. My favorite were the candied ginger pieces!
No party at my house happens without a charcuterie board. Jeran and her daughter styled these yummy boards and they so delicious.
Since cake is my favorite food ever, Amy ordered the prettiest and tastiest red velvet cake ever from Butter Cake Shop in Los Feliz. You guys, this is my favorite red velvet cake ever. The cream cheese frosting had the perfect balance of cream cheese to sugar and hello, there were gold flakes on the cake!!
They served sandwiches from The Carving Board, one of my all time favorite neighborhood sandwich shops. They were individually wrapped in parchment making them perfect to serve to a crowd.
They also served a mix of my favorite side salads from Lemonade and my BFF from college made my favorite fruit salad. It’s a simple recipe that uses orange zest and juice, fresh mint and lime juice as a dressing.
While I’ve gone to a few showers that had really fun shower games, I’m personally not a fan of them. Rachel opted to host a DIY craft area instead where each guest made a mini scrapbook page to put in a colorful little album.
I just loved looking through it after the shower and I can’t wait to show our little girl the fun pages after she’s born.
My favorite detail of the shower has to be the wall of large paper ribbons my mom made. The mix of colors and patterns was so perfect and I just didn’t want to take it down after the shower was over.
She also made horse shoe garlands that they hung across the garage which made for a great backdrop for taking Instax photos for the scrapbook pages.
My adorable mom and I! Can you believe she made all those paper cut decorations without a cutting machine? Looks like I know what she’ll be getting next Christmas.
A big thank you to all my friends and family who made this day so beautiful for my little bebe and I! Love you all so much!