A lot has been happening in my Coquettish world. The big news is that I’ve relocated to San Francisco to start a family. Yes, I’m 34 weeks preggers with a baby girl and my darling cousin, Corinne, just threw me the best baby shower a girl could ask for! She was even nice enough to let me help with the planning. I was told I couldn’t lift a finger, but was allowed to act as creative director. We worked together so perfectly that I wish I could convince her to join the Coquette Events Team!
After going through a few different shower themes, I decided on “Made In NY” as a way to celebrate our life in the Big Apple.
We worked with Silly Me Design to incorporate fun language into the invites and encouraged guests to dress New York city style. Tables were dressed with fresh pink dahlias – my favorite!
Let’s skip to dessert, since that’s my favorite part. We had our pink and white rendition of the classic black and white cookie. Perfectly decorated sugar cookies from Dream Cakes by Maggie. She was even able to copy the apple logo from the invite! Apple shaped cakepops from Lollicakes and the best strawberry filled cupcakes from Kara’s Cupcakes. YUM!
The New York inspired lunch menu included pastrami sandwiches, mini sliders, pulled pork, mini bagels and apple shaped pizza bites! Guests were offered their choice of spiked or unspiked raspberry lemonade and fun printed straws.
Inspired by NYC street vendors, we set up an activity station that allowed guests to decorate onesies for Baby and to make their own charm necklaces to take home. Corinne and I had our own DIY project and covered mini apples with lots of pink glitter. The apple tree and New York prints by Tomoko Maruyama are now in Baby’s nursery.
I loved my shower and hope you enjoyed the details as well. Big thanks to Vero Suh Photography for capturing the special day.