Selected as Party of the Day on August 27th!

The Secret Garden

Nicole W By Nicole W  in Baby Shower


Party Recap

I had the great delight of designing this baby shower recently. The theme was The Secret Garden--what fun! I wanted to play with shadow, light, and texture instead of color for this party. I just love how it turned out--it's always great when the real pictures look anything like the picture in my mind. ;-)

I'll have lots of tutorials from this party coming up on my blog (address in my profile).


Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    Chocolate cupcakes, pink lemonade tea cakes, raspberry mousse, sugar cookies, lemon tartlets, biscotti.

  • Activities / Games

    DIY paint by numbers canvas

  • Party Favors

    More sugar cookies.

  • What People Ate

    Bacon, goat cheese, and date streudel; cheese and homemade rosemary sea salt crackers; pork tenderloin mini sandwiches with horseradish mustard spread; crudites.

  • What People Drank

    Punch and ice water.

  • Budget




  • Jillian L

    Jillian L wrote:

    It's so gorgeous. It take my breath away. I'm swooning over the paper flwoers. Wow!

  • Cecily V

    Cecily V wrote:

    Amazing backdrop!

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    Amy N wrote:

    I am just continually amazed by all of these fantastic parties! It's a highlight of my day to see what's new!

  • Sandra G

    Sandra G wrote:

    All the food looks so delic..and it was so adorable! I too lov the paper flowers!

  • Betheny T

    Betheny T wrote:

    PLEASE tell me that you have a tutorial!!! HOW did you do that??!!! I must know. It would be fantastic as a photo prop!! Please, please, please?? [email protected]

  • Nicole W

    Nicole W wrote:

    It's going to be a multi-part tutorial, and the first part is going live today! (as soon as I can get the little one to nap and I can write it.)

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    Michelle M wrote:

    Why am I not seeing anything on here??? Please let us know that you will share how you made this backdrop. Absolutely stunning.

  • Nicole W

    Nicole W wrote:

    There's a 3-part tutorial on how to do it on my blog! You'll be surprised at how easy it is.

  • Nicole W

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  • Kimberly Y

    Kimberly Y wrote:

    He raspberry mousse is so pretty! The whole party is just gorgeous.

  • Marian A

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    Trish J wrote:

    I am looking for the tutorials on this backdrop! Please tell me you didn't take it down. ......

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    Kate W wrote:

    Oh my goodness this is so precious! If I'm blessed with a baby girl this will certainly be my baby shower!