A Pink Carnival Baby Shower

It’s only Monday morning, but I’m already having one of those weeks where loads of pretty and pink just make everything rosier. This delightfully pink, carnival themed baby shower is just the ticket. I’m a sucker for the over-the-top girliness of this celebration where sweet treats and ruffles took center stage. Let’s start the week off with something hopelessly adorable, shall we? Happy Monday!

{Photos by Nikki Reilly Event Photography via Bump Smitten.}

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Party Palette: Honey + Nectar

It’s amazing to me how quickly the seasons change here in upstate New York. While we still have several blissful weeks of summer left, the shift in the air from July to August is almost always palpable. A couple of weeks ago we were melting in 100+ degree temperatures with incredibly high humidity and this week I’ve found myself wearing a cardigan almost every day! All this to say, I can tell it’s not far off before I’m thinking of fall, which may be why I was so inspired by these gorgeous golden honey colors this week. I love pairing bold, saturated color with softer hues that then almost act as really pretty neutrals. Suffice it to say, I am loving this color palette right now.

{top. Desserts for Breakfast. left. Poppy and Pinecone. right. Magpie Paper Works.}

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Pretty Party Cocktails

Hi friends! I know posting has continued to be a little light this week, but a whole bunch of major life changes are converging in my world right now so I’ve been busy elsewhere. That said, I miss waxing poetic about pretty things so I am loving these pretty cocktails right now. Part of a beautiful inspiration shoot created by Ami of Elizabeth Anne Designs and photographed by  Sara Gray Photography for MarryThis!, the inspiration here was all about a romantic summer fête. To get the look, pair simple glassware with fresh, seasonally-inspired garnishes and serve colorful pre-mixed cocktails from a pretty dispenser. (I love this one.)

Vendors –
Styling – Elizabeth Anne Designs \ Photography – Sara Gray Photography \ Floral – Fleur \ Venue – Room 1520 \ Gown – Oysters and Pearls from The English Dept. by Elizabeth Dye \ Bridesmaids dress – Rosebay full length in Cobblestone matte silk from Simple Silhouettes \ Suit – J Crew \ Headpieces and earrings – The Left Bank \ Hair – Gia Tummillo \ Makeup – Nika Vaughan \ Catering – Pure Kitchen Catering \ China – Plate \ Rentals – Tablescapes \ Couch – Event Creative

{Photos by Sara Gray Photography for MarryThis!}

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DIY Party Animal Candles

Hi there, it’s Jenny from Hank + Hunt with a fun and super easy diy today! As soon as I thought of making these I got a huge kick out of naming them Party Animals. Hilarious, but if you hear groaning…it’s coming from my house. Regardless of how cheesy the name is, these turn out awesome. Your kid’s favorite animal holding that birthday candle minus those red eyes that are oh so typical for plastic creatures, awesome.

Supplies –

  • plastic animals
  • plastic candle holders
  • drill with 1/8″ drill bit
  • pliers
  • gold spray paint

For the plastic animals, you can use any kind you can find. Keep in mind the size of the cake or cupcake you are sticking it on. I used the animals with a flat back, so it is easier to stick in the candle holder.

Hold the animal with the pliers and drill a hole straight down, being careful not to pop out the other side. The hole just has to be deep enough for the holder to fit.

Spray paint the animals in a few light coats, rotating them to cover all sides. Note: I used gold (w/o primer) and it worked fine for both the nicer plastic animals and the dollar store ones. I wanted a pop of color but some of the animals didn’t take to regular spray paint, be sure to use a plastic spray paint or a primer for plastic and always test one first.

I also painted the candle holders to match. Let dry.

That’s it. Party on like an animal! Rawr.

{Photos by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion.}

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A Happy Book Inspired Baby Shower

Erin Jang of The Indigo Bunting is, hands down, one of my favorite designers. Bonus points – in addition to being crazy talented, Erin is also one of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet in your life. All this to say that I loved seeing photos from Erin’s recent baby shower, which was planned by her sister and inspired by the children’s book When I Was Born. The book is all about a child’s first discoveries, a theme that was carried throughout the celebration in ways so sweet and charming I can’t help but love every last detail. My favorite part? The beautiful tree collage based on an illustration from the book featuring wishes from loved ones as they think about the exciting discoveries Erin’s little baby boy will make in the coming months and years. Get all the details at The Indigo Bunting.

{Photos from The Indigo Bunting.}

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