Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Cute as a Button Baby Shower

When I knew that my friend Britni was expecting a baby girl, I knew I wanted to have a shower for her with a "cute as a button" theme. I have a whole board on Pinterest with button inspiration so I knew there would be no shortage of ideas.

As soon as I picked a date with Britni and her mother, I got right to work making my own invitations using PicMonkey. They have some button overlays available which made an adorable invite that went with my theme.

Mom made a pink and green fabric banner for a birthday party a few years ago. I decided to sew on some buttons to go with the theme. It took me only 20 minutes to add the buttons and when we're done with it, I can snip the buttons off and it's back to being the plain banner.

The tables were decorated with miniature roses in small white vessels. I liked how there were a grouping of small arrangements rather than one big arrangement. It made the table look fuller and also added different heights.

With just a little bit of wire and some patience, the plain votive candles I got at Walmart turned into a cute touch for the tables and they doubled as party favors for the guests.

Other button touches included glass charms and napkin rings. Both of these were super easy to make and used supplies I already had in abundance.

Since we had planned a brunch, tea and coffee would be served so I used our collection of tea cups. Each place setting had a different tea cup which added to the charm. 

Because we had guests coming in the morning and we had food to prepare that couldn't be done ahead, we set the table and did the decorating the night before. That helped so much because we had a lot more time to tweak the table and it freed us up in the morning.

Our menu was pretty simple but oh so good!

~ Quiche Lorraine

~ Strawberry Spinach Salad
          (dressing recipe found here)

~ Fresh Fruit Tray

Each dish had a button label explaining what each food was and looking cute as could be.

The mini vanilla cupcakes were put into pink cupcake wrappers and topped with homemade pink and green fondant buttons.

These were served on our Moss Rose plates that just happened to be the colors I had chosen.

It was so much fun planning and decorating for this "Cute as a Button" baby shower. 

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I'm linking up to Allyson's Finished Friday...


SarahGeorge said...

Wow! Great idea dear Kati. I love the fondant buttons on the cup cakes;) They are so....cute! The whole idea is great!

Barbara F. said...

Such a cute theme for a baby shower (and button collector!). Love everything, table, food, invite,great job. xo

Cheryl said...

This was such a charming theme, Kati! And you did such a great job of planning and prepping and putting it together!

(I think you're a full-fledged adult!) :)

Sue said...

Kati, you did a wonderful job with all of the decorations, like mother like daughter, you are gifted! I have so much admiration for your Mom, she truly is a Proverbs 31 woman,.

Vee said...

What a sweet theme! You're going to have to start a new folder for the next shower because you're going to be the go-to gal for baby showers. Love the cupcakes and every little thing. Your friend must have been so pleased.