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Guests came in to this cute little secluded patio where we had cucumber water, iced tea, champagne, and mimosas.

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I think it’s clear by now that I’m a little bit obsessed with pom poms. They just look so happy and fun.

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Guests filled out these adorable “wishes for baby” cards and hung them on the wishing horse.

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Here is what my mom wished for baby Crabbe.

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We had two of these diaper wreaths on the doors when guests entered the party.

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The party room!

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My mom handmade the place cards using rubber stamps for the “Oh Boy.”

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The ballroom itself was so pretty. I love the mirrors and mercury glass lamps.

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My little sister made all of the party favors. She layered two different types of hot chocolate in a mason jar and then put marshmallows on top. We made the “Baby, it’s cold outside” tags using Paper Source papers.

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The gorgeous gift table. This was taken before everyone arrived. Mary has so many friends and sisters we had to have two gift tables plus overflow onto the floor. Lots of people showering baby Crabbe with love.

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My favorite part of lunch was, of course, the dessert. The “Oh boy” tags looked so cute on the delicious fruit tarts.


Just before Christmas my mom and I threw a baby shower for one of her closest friend’s daughters. This friend of my mother’s has eight children, and this is going to be her first grandchild. The color inspiration came from this cute shower curtain we saw on Mary, the mother-to-be’s registry. We tried to stay away from holiday decor, but we had to make an exception for the tags we put on the mason jar hot chocolate party favors. We just couldn’t help ourselves. And the song ‘Baby it’s cold outside’ could really be about the entire winter season, not just the holidays, right?

Venue: Surf and Sand Hotel | Flowers: Bridget’s Blooms | Navy blue pom poms: Etsy | White pom poms: Michaels | Blue Confetti: Etsy | Diaper Wreaths: Etsy | Navy and green dot garland: Etsy | ‘Oh boy’ dessert sign: Etsy | ‘It’s a Boy’ sign: Etsy this and this | Door sign: Etsy | Wishes for baby cards: Etsy | Paper Straws: Amazon