I had the immense pleasure of hosting a sweet baby shower for my sweet baby sister last weekend. Irene has loved babies and wanted one of her own ever since I could remember. I think she would have stolen Lyon from me, had she not known I would have hunted her down and beat her silly And needless to say, she’s been the most amazing Auntie to my little boy a sister could ask for. He shrills with utter delight at the sound of her name, “Aiyee” (Auntie in Chinese).
When Irene and Benji found out they were expecting, we went straight to work on their baby shower! They shared with me their love of “Twinkle Twinkle LIttle Star”…. a song I sing every night to Lyon for bedtime, so it became the perfect theme for us to work around.
My side-kick designer Kristen Smith and I collaborated quite a bit on the details of the event. When I begin drawing out the details from scratch for any event, I think my mind goes wild and I reach an all-time creative high. Event planning and design is probably my 2nd joy after photography. I love designing something from scratch and seeing ideas that we have come to live. Irene’s shower was no exception.
Here are a few details from the event that I adore:
A twinkle twinkle shower invite for all of their friends & family:
We created a special backdrop for our star themed dessert area. I love the way it turned out.
The balloon backdrop came out perfectly…
Some additional details that we loved… All of the food, decor and flowers were DIY elements that we all worked together on. I am especially proud of the star cheese cake desserts – so pretty and delicious!
My lovely sister and myself…just a few weeks behind her with baby #2 This is going to be a great year for babies!