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Vintage Book Themed Baby Shower

We had the honor of throwing a baby shower for our friends, Deny and Vivian. Names sound familiar? You might have read about our posts on deny’s proposal and then their wedding, which was 2 years ago today [Happy Anniversary!]. Now we are going to share about their baby shower! So it was a no brainer that we had to throw something special for the parents-to-be!

This was definitely a DIY affair. I sewed pieces of round fabric to a thick rope of natural hemp to make the bunting. We took some paper lanterns and turned them into simple hot air balloons. I started growing succulents in baby food jars and made a berry crisp in 4 oz mason jars as party favors. Appetizers consists of beautiful strawberries from a local farmers market, a platter of amazing meats and cheeses,  and spam musubis. Dessert consists of homemade macarons and I made a cute little 4 in vanilla cake with homemade lemon curd and whipped cream frosting. We also had an ice cream bar to end the special event! Thanks to our awesome team that came to help us out [Jewell, Sarah and Grace]

You saw the invites done by Rachel and here are some awesome shots taken by photographer and videographer, Josh Kidwell.

Congratulations, Deny and Vivian! We are so excited to meet your little peanut!

Dwell Studio Inspired Baby Shower

We are about to show you the most adorable baby shower inspired by invitations by DwellStudios for Tiny Prints! This shower was thrown for photographer, Shannon Paras of Shannon Paras Photography who I know personally! I totally was tickled pink to share about her wonderful shower! You can’t help but take a look at these pictures and know that there is a lot of love for Shannon and her baby.

You can definitely check out more of Shannon’s work and her shower on her blog! Congratulations, Shannon!!! Can’t wait to see adorable pictures of baby Zoe when she comes!

A Gender Revealing Party For Twins

Some friends of ours came up with a very fun way to share with their closest friends and family, the revealing of the gender of their twins. This is the most creative way I have seen to share such a special moment with everyone.

Here is a short intro to the video from the proud dad-to-be:
“Beforehand, NO ONE but the baker and the doctor knew. Doctor wrote the results of the sonogram on a note, which was placed in a sealed letter and delivered to the baker. Completely secret… until now.”

Gender Reveal Party – Mewie Twins from Mike Louie on Vimeo.

Congratulations, Mike and Mindy! We are excited for your kiddos to arrive!

Airplane themed baby shower for Lisa!

I am finally getting a chance to post up some images from Lisa’s (my jolie partner in crime) airplane themed baby shower. Yes, her baby has already arrived if you were curious! The story behind the airplane theme is that her father was a pilot and so the plane has significant meaning to her. Also, it’s a great theme for a boy’s baby shower. The idea is that they are taking flight into parenthood.

Now, I had just had my baby but I had all these crazy ideas I wanted to do to make it special for her but I had to limit myself but I did have help from some wonderful and creative people. Also, she wanted it to be a family-style picnic at a park so our job was to turn the picnic area and all its concrete picnic tables into something nice. On top of that, Lisa is very popular so she had 60 people at this baby shower! Regardless, it was great fun.

The baby shower invitation mimicked the old par avion envelopes treated with some type. I also had some par avion labels and guestbook cards made as well.

We set up a sweets table in the middle of the picnic area and tried to cover up of the ugly gazebo looking thing as we could. We had old vintage suitcases and wooden biplanes from Michaels! Lisa loves popcorn so one of her friend’s made three different custom flavored popcorn of butter, cheddar and snickerdoodle. The suitcases were also stuffed with other delicious goodies such as homemade honey roasted peanuts and toffee chocolate chip cookies.

We had also bought these wooden airplane kits for $1 from Michael’s as favors for people to build there or take from home. They were sooo cheap and you get paint and glue with the kit! We built a few to use as decoration on our runway tables. We had some Chinese food since Lisa was not eating nitrates or carcinogen-induced burgers at the time. I picked up these cute little bento looking trays for food and made custom chopstick wrappers for each one–slightly reminiscent of airplane tray food. Also no caffeine so we had delicious Shirley Temples to quench our thirst.

It was such a fun day and we are so happy that Baby Ezra is here to play. Thankful for good friends and new ones!

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