I can not tell you how much I wanted to do this collection! I love anything preppy and coastal design is a favorite of mine. So I really played up that Hamptons/Connecticut feel into this collection.
I used tailored pin stripes mixed with a powder blue wide stripe mixed with a classic red. Vintage pieces were added to give it that classic fee. Some of these I have had for years! My favorite pieces are this old suitcase and red garden table I got at the Rosebowl fleamarket years ago.
Desserts were kept simple. I am smitten with donut towers/cakes these days and think they are so easy to recreate! Just layer donuts, stack as high as you want to go and embellish with a flower or ribbon.
With the donuts I had 2 kinds of cupcakes; lemon and a raspberry fill. Yum! And of course the staple dessert- cake pops. Some rock candy is great to use as stir sticks for coffee and I love the look and color of the layered gumballs.
It’s nice to keep favors simple and you can either opt for little favor boxes or bags to hand out to your guests.
I love these ones Pam from Pamela Smerker Designs made in coordination with our collection. I just popped on one of our party circles and tied on some twine and it is perfect!
I love these goodie bags that is hot in the party shops these days. These ones can be used for taking home left over candy and baked goods. I used these mini wooden clothes pins and a cute favor tag.
I love the look of milk bottles and these I added some jute tape bands I found at a estate sale and some navy pom pom trim from the fabric store. TIP: attach with glue dots! So easy to attache and remove later to not ruin your jars.
Top them with these cute stripy straws and one of our party flags and your guest will be loving all the little touches of personalization!
One of the things I love to do the most is set up special seating areas for guests. Here I set up ottomans with some of my outdoor pillows (purchased last summer at Pier 1 Imports at 65% off!!).
I used one of our trays and just created a new insert to match out party so guests would have a spot to put their drink down. I hung a EASY piece of canvas art I painted on the fence. and your little spot is cozy and complete.
Lastly Michelle of Sweet Threads Clothing Co. made the most adorable onsie to match our collection! A darling addition to hang for party decor and to later gift to the mommy to be.
I hope this has the wheels turning the next time you have a friend expecting a baby! It is super fun and easy to get into this party theme. Even perfect for a birthday!
Our Fabulous Vendors:
Styling/Party Printable Decorations - A Blissful Nest
Photography - Nicole Benitez Photography
Fondant Cupcake Toppers - Edible Details
Cake Pops - kCreative Cake Pops
Custom Onsie - Sweet Threads Clothing Co.
Favor Boxes - Pamela Smerker Designs
Custom Lucite Tray - A Blissful Nest