When I first learned that my dear friend's baby will be named Nova, I had to go with some kind of space themed baby shower, but in an elegant, soft, feminine way. That's when i thought the "Love You To The Moon & Back" theme would be perfect. I love to DIY so I chose to design the baby shower around soft blues and periwinkle with touches of gold, along with the soft wild look of eucalyptus and white chrysanthemums. I put together the floral arrangements, designed the signs and the backdrop sign to match the theme, and created little temporary moon tattoos as guest favors, which were a complete hit! I also put together the marquee letters, bought from hobby lobby, with some scrapbook paper I had that I thought would go perfectly with the theme. I first spray-painted them gold then cut out the scrapbook paper to stick onto the letters. Even down to the wish book for the baby, I handpainted "Dear Nova" on the cover and brushed some gold paint on it to tie in with the theme. Every detail was carefully thought out to make sure it all resonated with the colors and the theme, and it all came together beautifully! The cake was the highlight of the party, which was a last minute find at wholefoods too when the cake we wanted originally wasn't available anymore. We got lucky that the cake matches the theme perfectly and I added the fruit and leaves to tie the whole dessert table together, as well as the cutest moon cake topper bought from amazon, which was just the perfect final touch. I love that I was able to design and photograph the shower, which made it all the more special to my friends. It was truly a delicate little baby shower perfect for the family, and they were of course over the moon with it.
What People Ate
mini quiches, tea sandwiches, fruit salad, bacon wrapped figs, meatballs, kale salad
What People Drank
lavender lemonade, blueberry-cucumber-mint infused water
lemon blueberry cake, macarons, mini chocolate cupcakes, madeleines, cookies
Activities / Games
what's in your purse, guess the emoji nursery book, wishes for baby, notes on diaper, draw baby face on paper plates while holding plates on forehead, opening gifts