B’s Baby Shower!

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It’s A Girl!

 

Over the weekend I threw Betsy, my bestie who just so happens to also be our wholesale and customer service director, a baby shower! Betsy is having her second baby girl (eek!) and I couldn’t have been any more excited to whip up a special day just for her. 

The shower turned out so lovely and the food ended up being amazing (I always get nervous about the food! I make Ryan taste everything, twice.) and she was showered with ALL of the monogrammed gifts a momma-to-be could ask for! It ended up just being the best day!

But I have to tell you, I couldn’t have pulled this off without my “team”! Growing up my mom was the neighborhood “shower lady”, and I don’t ever remember a time in my childhood when we weren’t planning some sort of shower for someone, so over the years, my mom, sister, and I have become a well oiled machine. We all have the same china and flatware so that when one of us is throwing a party that will be more than 12 people, we know the extra plates and champagne flutes are available! Also, the best thing about our trio that it’s a built in cleaning service! The one who is hosting the shower (me, in this case!) does all the prep work, cooking, cleaning, setting-up, etc. and then the clean-up/re-fill/brew-more-coffee-crew comes in (my mom and sister) and helps run the shower while the host gets to entertain the guests! It’s our thing, and I love it. So when I say I could not of done this without them, I legit couldn’t and wouldn’t! I am so glad they were there to help make this party such a success!

 

Details:

Pottery Barn Table // Wayfair Rugs // Minted Gallery Wall c/o // Park Studios Light // Flowers DIY using Wholesale Flowers of Orlando

 

 

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Gosh, is she not just the cutest momma-to-be ever?! Let’s all pray we look at least HALF that glow-y one day! 

Details:

Ashley- Dress Vineyard Vines c/o (similar here)

Betsy – Old Navy  (similar here)

 

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I found these teeny tiny sheep slippers, and I just about flipped over them. Now, only if I could find them in my size. SO. CUTE.  The first thing I am doing when I get to hold baby Reese: Putting these on her tiny feet! 

 

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Do you remeber that painted macaroon DIY we did a few weeks ago?! Well, they turned out PERFECT! I placed them on top of my mom’s homemade lemon bars and they couldn’t have looked any sweeter!

 

Details:

DIY Macaroon Post

 

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My Go-To Shower Menu: 

I try and keep my shower menu pretty simple, and I do a variation on this menu just about every time!

 

  • Homemade Quiche: Spinach Bacon and Veggie (along with GF & DF versions of both, because you never know!)
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Avocado Toast with Marinated Tomatoes (this is ALWAYS a hit!)
  • Dessert: Donuts, Lemon Bars, Macaroons
  • Tea, Coffee, Water, & Orange Juice
  • Champagne (of course!) 

This is my go to list… works every time! 

 

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My friend Kristin brought donuts, which was such a big help! And I found these little sugar bees online but I wasn’t sure where I was going to put them, but too cute not to use! So when the donuts arrived I ended up placing them on top of the donut tower as a little nod to Betsy’s bee themed nursery!

 

Details:

Sugar Bees

 

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Overall the shower ended up being such a huge success and after it was over, I promptly put on my pajama pants and ordered a pizza for dinner! 

Best weekend ever! 

 

Details:

Wayfair Rug // Joss & Main Coffee Table c/o // Lilly Pulitzer Sandals c/o  (similar here)  // ABD Notepad, Pencil, & Notebook

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. Melissa
    August 22, 2016 / 5:19 pm

    So beautiful Ashley!

    • Ashley Brooke
      Author
      August 23, 2016 / 11:34 am

      Thank you, Friend!

  2. June 15, 2017 / 11:22 am

    What bread do you use for the avocado toast? And how do you marinate your tomatoes? Thank you so much!

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