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Little Miss Momma: Garden Baby Shower Luncheon

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Garden Baby Shower Luncheon

Garden Baby Shower Luncheon

Today I hosted a baby shower for a dear friend who is expecting a little boy in less than a week, hooray!  This was an extra fun shower to plan for because the guest list was for a dozen lovely ladies {rather than 30}, so I was able to spend some extra time on the details--I even used real plates {oooo, ahhhh}.

I chose a "spring time" theme in turquoise, lime green,
orange and yellow.




I made these Pom Poms using a tutorial from Leanne at Organize and Decorate Everything. I love them so much--I wish I could leave them up all year round {and maybe I will, lol}.




To stay within the "garden/backyard" theme I bought a 12 pack of mason jars at my local grocery store and used them for cups. I used extra large malt straws purchased from Michael's.




I made this banner using scrapbook paper and pre-cut letters that come in a pack {also available at Michael's}.  I glue gunned each paper flag down on to a long strand of turquoise ribbon.


Here was my nifty little party favor.  I made these earrings using this tutorial. 
The theme was "Cute as a Button".


I glue gunned this trim around vases from the dollar store.


I learned how to make these pinwheels from Gillian at All the Small Things.


I threw some of the pinwheels in with my flower arrangements.


Yummy Spring time cupcakes.



Summer salad with strawberries, mandarin oranges, sliced almonds and a sweet honey vinaigrette dressing.


Homemade chicken salad sandwiches on croissants.


No luncheon is complete without WATERMELON {my fav}!


Smorgasbord:


Most of my decorations and favors were used with supplies from the Dollar Tree and the sale section at Michael's {and I'm not just saying that}. If you want to know where I purchased anything specific leave me a comment and I will get back to you.

All in all, one rather awesome baby shower!

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43 Comments:

At May 2, 2010 at 11:17 PM , Anonymous Leanne said...

All the decorations are so pretty, Ashley. The pom poms turned out so good. Thanks for mentioning my tutorial. You're such a sweetheart. Where did you get the tablecloth? I love it. I want to make the pinwheel flowers now.

 
At May 2, 2010 at 11:22 PM , Blogger Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

I got the table cloth at Home Goods--one of my all-time favorite stores! Thanks for the kind words ;)

 
At May 2, 2010 at 11:44 PM , Anonymous Leanne said...

I just read your comment on my blog. I wish I were going to the Conference at the end of the month. That's when hubby and I are going to Hawaii. I'm very excited, but I'm sad to miss the conference. You'll have to let me know all about it and what amazing things you've learned. And I have to make it to Home Goods for the tablecloth.

 
At May 2, 2010 at 11:46 PM , Blogger Dannelle said...

Ashley, you did an amazing job! The colors are so bright, clean, and refreshing. Wish I'd had you around when we had mine! ;)

 
At May 3, 2010 at 3:15 AM , Blogger Missie Krissie said...

Wow! That's amazing! I wish someone had thrown me such a lovely baby shower! Every little detail is just unbelievably perfect, what an inspiration! :)

 
At May 3, 2010 at 6:06 AM , Blogger Andrea said...

This looks amazing! You did a great job of setting everything up!

 
At May 3, 2010 at 7:11 AM , Blogger ~*Jess*~ said...

OMG! That is absolutely gorgeous!!! Can you please share your chicken salad recipe?

 
At May 3, 2010 at 11:26 AM , Blogger Shannon said...

This looks so amazing, Ashley! Professional, adorable, wouldn't expect anything less :).
Hope it was a fabulous shower (of course it was--I know this already).

 
At May 3, 2010 at 12:02 PM , Blogger M.O.T.B said...

You did a wonderful job. You should be proud of all your hard work and surely the mommy to be felt super special!

 
At May 3, 2010 at 12:57 PM , Blogger Ana Paula@ Get Craftin said...

Hi Ashley i'm your newest follower and i'm lovin it! I gave you a trendy blog award over at my blog! Thanks for being such wonderful inspiration to me!!
http://getcraftin.blogspot.com/2010/05/im-trendy.html
XOXO- Ana

 
At May 3, 2010 at 1:24 PM , Blogger Hannah said...

Omg you are amazing! This gives me confidence to plan and create lovely parties too! :)

 
At May 3, 2010 at 2:05 PM , Blogger Love Stitched said...

oh my gosh Ash....so cute!! I just got home from NV and had to come over and catch up on your blogging and I love how the shower turned out!!! so cute! you are such a great friend ;)

 
At May 3, 2010 at 6:12 PM , Blogger tessie said...

I looked at Gillian's site and could not find the pinwheels-what category are they listed under? I hope mine come out as cute as yours!

 
At May 3, 2010 at 7:14 PM , Blogger Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

Hi Tessie,

Here is the link to the Pin-wheels {sorry it took me a bit to find it}. Have fun making them!
http://gilliangreding.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/03/valentine-pixie-stick-wands.html

 
At May 3, 2010 at 11:43 PM , Blogger Veronica Lee said...

Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.

Have a nice day!

 
At May 4, 2010 at 9:50 AM , Blogger Tia said...

Dang girl!! That all looks amazing! I love the decorations, and the food is making me hungry. Where were you for my baby shower??

 
At May 4, 2010 at 2:34 PM , Blogger Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

Thanks for all the kind words everyone! And Jess, I will do a post soon for the chicken salad that is oh-so-yummy! If you would like it sooner, go ahead and shoot me a quick email and i can email it back to you :)

-ashley {LMM}

 
At May 5, 2010 at 1:33 PM , Blogger Entertain Exchange said...

Looks like you had a lovely party!

Susan
http://entertainexchange.blogspot.com
www.crashthisparty.com

 
At May 5, 2010 at 8:25 PM , Blogger Kendra Goodrich said...

What a cute shower idea, I love all the decorations, it must have taken a lot of time!

 
At May 5, 2010 at 8:26 PM , Blogger Beckie said...

What a way to throw a party! So cute! I LOVE the pinwheels! Thanks for linking up your creative juices!

 
At May 6, 2010 at 5:04 AM , Blogger Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

This is precious! I love the paper pinwheels.
Also, where did you find the flower-petal cupcake liners?

 
At May 6, 2010 at 7:41 AM , Blogger Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

This is the sweetest garden party! Beautiful job! You are a great friend.

 
At May 6, 2010 at 12:36 PM , Blogger Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

Hi Chris,

I bought the cupcake liners from the baking section at JoAnn's. They were about $4 for a pack of 24 and they came in other colors as well ;)

ashley

 
At May 7, 2010 at 2:00 AM , Blogger Bird said...

Ashley!!

This is an amazing shower!

I love the mason jars details!!

The pinwheels and that strawberry- salad! :)
My hubs makes one with strawberries and feta that sounds weird but ever so yummy!

Thnanks for linking up this great post to my link party!

Love,
Bird

 
At May 7, 2010 at 7:43 AM , Blogger Beckie said...

This party is just beautiful...I am featuring this today so stop by and grab a featured button if you would like!

 
At May 7, 2010 at 8:54 AM , Blogger Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

simply lovely! so so beautiful!!

 
At May 7, 2010 at 9:56 PM , Blogger Larissa said...

Came from these creative juices. This is just about the sweetest baby shower.

I LOVE the idea of using mason jars for drinking cups. Ingenious. I will have to keep that in mind for any lovely garden party.

Larissa

 
At May 8, 2010 at 5:20 AM , Blogger TidyMom said...

You did a BEAUTIFUL job!! every little detail is PERFECT!♥

 
At May 8, 2010 at 10:13 AM , Blogger Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

WOW! This looks like a fabulous party! I love all of the details and it sure looks very springish

 
At May 8, 2010 at 10:17 AM , Blogger Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I'm visiting from Finding Fabulous, and your blog is adorable!! I LOVE this shower idea...you take beautiful photos. :) My sis is expecting her first baby in September, and I am totally going to save these ideas. :)

 
At May 9, 2010 at 8:43 PM , Blogger Anj said...

Just found you through TT&J.
This is just LOVELY! Well done!

 
At May 9, 2010 at 9:51 PM , Anonymous kirwin @ graceful creative said...

This is such a cute shower! {I found you via Skip to my Lou.}

You're a girl after my own heart. I love finding reasons and excuses to be creative. I should've had more kids, just so that I could plan more birthdays throughout the year! LOL {I'm currently planning my daughter's 4th birthday party -- rainbow theme.}

 
At May 10, 2010 at 9:09 AM , Blogger Stephanie Cameron said...

So pretty!

 
At May 13, 2010 at 5:07 PM , Blogger Erin said...

I can't believe this! Everything is straight out of a magazine. Just beautiful!!!!

 
At May 21, 2010 at 11:16 AM , Blogger Lori said...

I found your garden baby shower party idea on Kara's party ideas blog. I LOVE the blue fabric for the table cloth!!!! Where did you find that fabric? Do you know what brand it is??

 
At May 21, 2010 at 11:18 AM , Blogger Lori said...

oh oops - someone already asked the question and you answered. home goods thanks!

 
At May 21, 2010 at 11:21 AM , Blogger Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

Hi Lori,

That is actually a table cloth I got at Home Goods. I threw out the packaging when I bought it and I just check the cloth for a tag, but sadly there wasn't one--so I am not sure about the brand. But I CAN tell you that Home Goods had like 100 of them in stock, so maybe a location near you will carry them still :)

ashley

 
At May 25, 2010 at 11:57 AM , Blogger Lori said...

thanks!

 
At November 1, 2010 at 6:55 AM , Anonymous Lavern Owie said...

great post, very lovely.. I really like it. Thanks for posting. :)

 
At November 15, 2010 at 6:02 PM , Blogger Heather said...

This is tooo cute!! I wish that I had a preggo friend to throw a shower!! I need to send this link to my friends so that they know what to do for baby #2! lol

Love your blog:)

 
At February 9, 2011 at 9:33 PM , Anonymous BVLove said...

I searched your blog for this amazing chicken salad recipe but cannot find it. I am throwing a shower in a couple weeks and chicken salad croissants were on my list. Please share if you don't mind! :)

 
At April 6, 2011 at 10:07 PM , Blogger Jamie said...

You throw a beautiful shower. I am linking you on a hub I'm working on.

 
At June 29, 2011 at 10:51 AM , Anonymous Laura S said...

Just awesome...I am totally blown away with the entire presentation. Well done!

 

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