Welcome to our Secret Garden Baby Shower for Nicki (Carol’s daughter). Come see all the special details from the beautiful decorations to the tasty appetizers, lunch buffet and scrumptious desserts. We have so much FrugElegance to share with you and hope we inspire you for your next party or family celebration.
First, we would like to send a special thank you to two special sponsors that helped make this beautiful party and post possible – Chinet & Oriental Trading! Some product was supplied to us and our opinion is always 100% our own!
Enjoy the following tour of the Secret Garden party and stay tuned for posts for the recipes and DIY decor projects coming soon!
The Party Entrance
A large framed chalkboard sign draped with greenery freshly cut from the yard, welcomes guests to the party. Don’t have fresh greenery available? No worries, there are lots of reasonably priced silk greenery available online or in your local craft stores.
The entryway has a gift table, 2 jumbo pink balloons with fresh greenery attached to the ribbons and 3 easy to make fresh green wreaths hang on the wall.
Table centerpieces: vases created from painted mason jars, each filled with with fresh cut flowers. Easy to make framed pictures that each display a different type of flower, their name and meaning. Topped off with more greenery. All the greenery used on the tables were from our local Trader Joe’s.
Place settings: Chinet’s Crystal Cut Dinner Plates & utensils are beautiful, disposable and recyclable. Love that they are beautiful and easy, especially to clean up! Oriental Trading’s “Garden Party” Dinner Napkins have such a pretty pattern! The decorative pink goblets were rented from a local party supply store because they are a favorite of Nicki’s. Decorative embossed goblets are quite the touch and very popular with lots of colors available. And the final touch to each place setting is one flower in a hairpin for each guest to wear in their hair.
Beverage dispenser filled with ice water with sliced cucumbers and strawberries. Italian Sodas on ice to go with the Italian food on the menu. A tray with Chinet Crystal Cut Wine Cups (not just for wine) perfect for all our beverages and a black sharpie marker so guests can write their names on their cups.
Snacks & Appetizers
Assorted Appetizers Include: Mini Caprese Skewers, Foccacia Bread, Artichoke & Zucchini Torta Bites, Italian Meat and Cheese Platter.
A menu is displayed on a decorative leaf stand with a full list of all the foods items served. The main course includes: Italian Salad, Watermelon Salad, Stuffed Shells, Pesto Tortellini and French Bread with Olive Oil.
A beautiful collection of sweets: Decorated Donuts, Peach & Blueberry Crisp Cups, White Teddy Bear Gummy Candy and Layered Hummingbird Cake. Some Secret Garden decorative touches are the greenery & cut flowers and the beautiful Garden Party dessert plates & napkins. The hummingbird cake sits on a rustic wood slab platter and has edible flowers around the platter.
Baby clothes & christening gown handed down from grandparents & great grandparents with greenery makes a special & meaningful banner. Games for the guests are mixed into the mantel decor. Baby photos, fresh cut flowers in vases and baby shoes.
Shopping list from Chinet’s Cut Crystal Series:
- 10″ Dinner Plates
- 7″ Dessert Plates
- Stemless Wine Glasses
Shopping list from Oriental Trading Co Garden Party Wedding Collection (great for anytime parties):
- Garden Party Paper Dessert Plates
- Garden Party Dinner Napkins
- Garden Party Beverage Napkins
- Gold Spiral Place Card Holders (we used as signs for the food items).
- Jumbo White & Pearl 36″ Balloons
- Glass Jar Trio Set
- White Teddy Bear Gummy Candy
- Clear Plastic Party Favor Boxes
- Gold Foil Striped Paper Straws
Remember to stay tuned for several posts coming soon… Recipes for the stuffed shells and easy DIY projects for the painted mason jars and so many more. To make sure you don’t miss a post, enter your email address in the box on the righthand sidebar that says “Subscribe to FrugElegance”.