Back in the fall, I was honored to plan a baby shower along with Carissa of JL Designs and Melody of Sweet and Saucy Shop for our dear friend Jesi Haack. We decided to celebrate her new little man by having a bow-tie themed party. Posh Paperie’s invitations set the tone for the clean, cheery decor.
Guests were greeted with a little ribbon bow-tie clip I made, which everyone wore throughout the shower. Instead of a guestbook, Carissa of JL Designs wrote a mad lib to fill in about the baby, which was a lot of fun.
For the decor we incorporated in pops of mustard yellow, kelly green and baby blue. Carissa used a variety of white ceramic vases to keep it light and modern and filled them with an array of monobotanical arrangements using our theme colors – white pom pom dahlias (jesi’s favorite), white hydrangea and yellow ranunculas. Wrapped around each vase was a striped or polka dot “bow tie”, which I created using striped and polka dot ribbons in coordinating colors. To deviate from the standard diaper cake, I crated a bow-tie garland using diapers and ribbon.
For lunch, Carissa, Melody and I made light options including bow-tie pasta salad, chicken salad sandwiches with coordinating ribbon picks and tiny sized tomato basil soups. Melody of Sweet and Saucy Shop created an adorable spread of desserts, including Bowtie Sugar Cookies, a Pumpkin Cake w/cinnamon cream cheese frosting & salted caramel w/ruffle buttercream & fondant bowtie, Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes w/cinnamon cream cheese frosting & salted caramel, Red Velvet Cake Lollipops and Lemon French Macaroons. Drinks were served in mason jars with ribbon bow-ties and striped paper straws.
*Photos: Gabriel Ryan Photographers
*Floral and Event Design: JL Designs
*Event Design and Planning: Joyful Weddings & Events
*Dessert and Hostess: Sweet & Saucy Shop (adorable cake stands from Sweet & Saucy Supply)
*Invitations: Posh Paperie
*Cute “Baby Haack” bag & Logo Onesie: Wedding Chicks
*Sandwich picks: Joyful Joyful