BABY SHOWER PICS: Gray/White/Orange

A few snapshots from my weekend hostess gig

Happy Monday! Did you have a busy weekend? I had family in town, hosted that baby shower for my sister-in-law, and got in a photo shoot on Balboa Island with my daughter and parents. Too much fun for one weekend, and of course I am feeling it today!
But I was able to snap a few shots of the baby shower decorations before all the guests started to arrive, food was put out, and my hosting duties went into full effect. Because it was a small affair — all close family —  I didn’t go too crazy with the décor, but did do a few festive things to spice up the party, all easily replicable and very affordable…

Remember their sweet nursery scheme? Great inspiration for the party décor and invitation.

Completely in love with the way the cupcakes centerpiece came out. I heart Etsy!

Set up a Mimosa bar in the back, complete with OJ, grapefruit and blood orange juices in these $5 glass carafes.

Earl Grey and Salted Caramel French macaron party favors: yum-may!
(Loved my mom’s idea to trim the bags in the shape of fish tails!)

A “fishbowl” of favors!
(This was a last minute idea, but would’ve been super cute with a bowl that looked like an actual fishbowl!)

Budget buy: instead of buying expensive cut flowers, I got a few potted mums to cut myself.

An easy DIY: I made the striped tablecloth with two vinyl tablecloths, scissors and double-stick tape!

[ sources ]
Fish onesie cupcake flags & favor tags: Amy Dot Designs (Etsy)
Gray/white cupcake wrappers: Olivia’s Paper Shoppe (Etsy)
Tissue paper poufs: Shop Sweet Lulu
Gray polka dot cocktail napkins: Target
French macaron favors: Merely Sweets
Glass carafes: Cost Plus World Market
Invitation: me

But the bottom line is, we all had a really nice time together. Low stress, little mess = success!

Hope your weeks gets off to a great start!

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

  1. So sweet! I love the whole look…and those poufs do make everything so fun. Great work, and I know I would have been happy walking home with one of those delish favors. xo

  2. Amazing, Erika!!! It’s bookmarked for inspiration, as I have lots of parties to plan for friends coming up. I love all of the decorations and the color scheme couldn’t be more perfect. Love your stationary too! Do you still have a stationary business for invitations? another website?

    Oh and where or where did you get that mirrored tray that was holding ur mimosa bar??? I’m on the hunt for something exactly like that! xo

  3. Love how original it is. Some people hear baby boy or baby girl and automatically do the pink or blue.
    Fishes is so clever. I will have to steal your tablecloth idea.

  4. I adore how chic and sophisticated the decor is … and at the same time it says “baby shower.” I may steal some of these ideas for my sister’s bridal shower!

  5. Lovely! Your attention to detail is perfection! Looking forward to following your blog
    Thanks and enjoy your day

  6. It looks so lovely! What really caught my eye, besides the great decor are the champagne glasses. Where did you get them?