April 24, 2013

éclairs for breakfast: a bow's and mo's themed baby shower

Today we have a very special baby shower to share. Not only is it a Bow's and Mo's themed baby shower designed and styled by Our Love In October, it is my baby shower!!!! I absolutely adore everything bows and moustaches and thought it would be the perfect theme for the day. 

My fabulous guests were invited to a lovely morning tea at home. We sat outside at timber tables with mismatched vintage timber chairs. The tables were decorated with rustic paper placemats (free printables from Design Sponge) with white and blue ceramic plates. 

Down the centre of the tables sat beautiful mason jars tied with lace and filled with fresh flowers from the farmer's markets. Between the flowers stood my collection of glass and ceramic cakeplates covered in delicious desserts and treats made by my Mum, sister and myself. We baked treats that included white chocolate tarts with raspberries, mini lemon cheesecakes, a hazelnut meringue slice, a three-tiered raspberry layered cake, mini croissants and little savoury tarts. Jade from Cake Star also created mini caramel cupcakes with bows for us. In glass bottles stood our handmade moustache cookies on sticks. In each mini dessert and treat sat paper food tags.  

Inside I styled a beautiful drinks station with vintage teacups, saucers and a teapot (hired from Fancy Tea), glass jars with bows and stripy straws, and a bow and mo mason jar with forks and spoons. My sisters made a cute paper garland of bows and moustaches to hang behind the drinks station. 

Sitting next to the drinks station was my collection of bows and mo's on sticks (from here), along with our bow's and mo's themed paper goods and an adorable photo of me with my sisters and my nephew with our mo's. Guests were asked to wear their guess (a bow or a mo) depending on whether they thought our little bundle will be a boy or a girl!

How cute is Jenny's daughter April? We were having fun with the bows and mo's on sticks. 

I just want to say a big thank you to my husband, my Mum and both of my sisters for everything they did for my baby showers. I really appreciate it and was so glad to be able to share it with you. I love you all so much. Also a really really big thank you to the beautiful Jenny of Jenny Cuerel Photography. You are truly fabulous and a fantastic friend. 

event design and styling: Our Love In October / photography: Jenny Cuerel Photography / floral design, paper goods and props: Our Love In October / desserts and treats: Our Love In October and Our Love In October's Mum and Sister / paper garlands: Our Love In October's Sisters / Cupcakes: Cake Star / Teacups and Teapots: Fancy Tea / Placemat Printables: Design Sponge

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