A few weeks ago, Bowties & Burlap was lucky enough to style a baby shower for a very sweet mama-to-be.  It was a gorgeous, sunny day and the girls had a great time dining al fresco, painting pumpkins and spoiling Nikki rotten with some great gifts!  It couldn’t have been a better day to celebrate the impending birth of her baby girl.

The hostesses had their theme in mind a few months prior to the event and provided an inspiration cake picture to me as a guide for the décor.  We went with black, white and pink!  Hello, Kate Spade!  What a fun color palette to work with.

For starters, we set up a buffet on built-ins in Kim’s living room.  On the shelving above the built-ins, I alternated white and pink roses and tucked them into greenery.  The mantle was flanked with white hydrangea and I hung some precious white bunting with monogrammed onesies attached.

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The food was amazing.  Kim made a delicious chili that we served out of a porcelain white pumpkin bowl and we had sides of cornbread muffins, Caesar salad, a veggie plate, fruit bowl and toppings for the chili.

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The other side of the buffet held the desserts.  What a fabulous cake!  Cute little cupcakes were also available for the ladies to nibble on!

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The guests dined outdoors on the deck.  The black and white runners were a great pop of color against the white tablecloths.  I used my gold chargers and printed a custom menu that set atop the white napkins on each place setting.  Simple vases with hydrangea were used as centerpieces.

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After lunch, the ladies headed downstairs to paint pumpkins!  I always like outside the box ideas for shower games and since Fall is upon us, what better craft project to do?!

Nikki’s mother, from North Elm Designs, provided these precious paper flowers that I used to decorate the porch with as well as the pink paper leaves scattered on the table.  Check out her Instagram page!  @northelmdesigns


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Upon leaving, the ladies took home party favors of chili spices from Kim’s chili recipe.  I simply measured out her recipe spices and filled little air tight jars and finished them off with a custom thank you label.

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Baby Chloe, we cannot wait to meet you very soon!

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