Thursday, June 19, 2014

Rustic Backyard BBQ Baby Shower

Nowadays baby showers aren't just for the ladies.  Trade in the Baby Bingo games for a chic backyard BBQ shower that can be enjoyed by everyone!  Come on in and take a gander at this baby bash I recently planned for a very fun & creative couple :)

Party Details

Mom & Dad To-Be envisioned a casual California vibe that felt more like a party than a traditional baby shower that all their family and friends could enjoy.  We decided to go with a playful & rustic BBQ theme.    My jumping off point for the decor was this cool blue herringbone fabric which was perfect since they are expecting a boy.


The playful herringbone pattern was incorporated throughout all of the party decorations.  My girl Amber at Half Pint Prints helped design the shower invitation that was mailed to all the guests.  Mixing different fonts really helps pull off that rustic casual look and feel.


This feature table was front and center for guests to see as they arrived.  


A few very subtle baby shower details were worked into the decor like these adorable onesie kraft paper cutouts I used to create the cake bunting.


For the thank you favors I had custom mini BBQ sauce bottles made up and used the same onesie cutouts and twine for the Thank You message.


Guests were encouraged to write warm wishes and take an instant Polariod of themselves to create a memory album for the parent's to-be and baby.



These 36 inch balloons really add such a WOW factor.  They work great for daytime parties to create visual height to a party space - they add the same affect as strings of lights for a night party.


The hostess and aunt to-be mixed up some of her specialty sangria.  YUM!  And how cute are these little tequila shooters?!  That's my kind of baby shower!



What's a BBQ without some of LA's finest BBQ food?!  Guests feasted on ribs & chicken, mac n cheese, cornbread and some of the greatest coleslaw around.



White cotton diaper cloths rolled with twine and stacked on display were used as napkins.  The best part is that after a nice washing these can be used as burp cloths for the baby!



Per Dad to-be's request I created and set up a onesie decorating station.  TIP: place a little paper bag inside each onesie to make it easier to decorate and hang when completed.  Also the marker or paints won't seep through to the backside of the onesie.  PS - how amazingly epic is this backyard view??



Grandma to-be picked up these vibrant sunflowers at Trader Joe's and these adorable little onesie charms from Michael's crafts store.  They made for the perfectly charming and rustic centerpieces in mason jars tied with twine.


Vendor Credits

Party Planning and decorations by Lo & Behold Events
- Cake by Danielle at Shelia Mae
- Onesie kraft paper cutouts by Sarah at ScrapStarz


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8 comments

  1. What a fantastic shower idea! Love including dad in all the fun.

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    1. I've never had so much fun at a baby shower before!

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  2. Checked out your blog today too :) This party is so cute! I especially love the cake!

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  3. Absolutely adorable! Love the subtle, simple yet so pretty way you set up this party! The parents must've been ecstatic!

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  4. Too cute! I love all the details, and it was great that you had time to photograph everything before people came! I bet the party was fab!

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  5. This is beautiful! Love the repetition of pattern

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