I hosted a baby shower: 4.23.17!

Yesterday, along with my best friend Whitney Blue, I threw a baby shower in our new house! It was a wild week of #diy's and getting all sorts of things finally unpacked and set up around the house. I'll go into this more in another post, but our living/dining rooms were kind of the rooms we've been storing and staging things in, and they looked a mess!

Back to baby shower: I'm so glad we were able to host it for our sweet friend and coworker, Emily Rose, and that everything turned out so well! (No joke, she got some of the CUTEST little outfits and sheets for her baby girl!) As most people know, I work every now and then at a precious Lilly Pulitzer signature store, Pink Sorbet, and this shower was for all of Emily Rose's store friends to give her all of the sweetest things and celebrate our newest soon to be mama. I wish I would have gotten photos of all of the gifts- they were perfect. Whitney Blue and  I gave her a grouping of sheets, a bright onesie pack, stationary, and some great diapers and wipes: all of the essentials!

 Our focal wall: I don't have a great piece for the wall (yet!), so we made it all about the decor! This little setup also made a great photo backdrop.

Our focal wall: I don't have a great piece for the wall (yet!), so we made it all about the decor! This little setup also made a great photo backdrop.

 "The Hungry Caterpillar"  mini book was our guest book and a part of our gift for Baby Layne. I've always loved this book, and it describes our group of ladies perfectly: always very hungry!

"The Hungry Caterpillar"  mini book was our guest book and a part of our gift for Baby Layne. I've always loved this book, and it describes our group of ladies perfectly: always very hungry!

 Coffee table or gift table, it's still a fun table! 

Coffee table or gift table, it's still a fun table! 

 Mimosas and Kate Spade all day. 

Mimosas and Kate Spade all day. 

 I finally got to use one of our favorite wedding gifts- these green glasses!  

I finally got to use one of our favorite wedding gifts- these green glasses!  

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 How sweet are those cookies? They were perfect and delicious! 

How sweet are those cookies? They were perfect and delicious! 

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 Those ranunculus are RIDICULOUS! So pretty!

Those ranunculus are RIDICULOUS! So pretty!

Below you can see where our decor came from and my favorite two recipes from the snack spread we had. We didn't make most of it, but it was all still so delicious!

I'll be posting more photos of my home in a house tour soon, AND the diy for the navy dresser I had on my Instagram story earlier this week! 

xx

 

Details: 

 "oh baby" balloon banner: Target $1 section (online, you can find them on Etsy!)

metallic tassel banner, bottom: Aerie.com clearance (3 months or so ago!)

pink/navy tassel banner: diy! Coming soon! 

tissue floral garland, sides: the dollar store

pillows: Willa Heart // Cotton & Quill

table runner: Kate Spade via TJ Maxc

 

Delicious Spinach Dip: 

INGREDIENTS

1 box (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, cooked, cooled and squeezed dry*

1 container (16 oz.) sour cream

1 cup Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise **

1 package Knorr® Vegetable recipe mix

1 can (8 oz.) water chestnuts, drained and chopped (optional)

*you do not need to cook the spinach, simply thaw and strain ALSO, we chose to add an extra cup of spinach.

**use Helmann's even if you're a strictly duke's mayo person, it will taste exponentially better with Helmann's. Just trust me. 

DIRECTIONS

Combine all ingredients and chill about 2 hours. Serve with your favorite dippers to your favorite people.

*TIP: To lighten up dip, substitute 1 container (16 oz.) nonfat plain Greek yogurt.

 

Honeyed Fruit Crostini: 

INGREDIENTS  

french baguette

soft goat cheese

1 pint strawberries  

1 pint blackberries 

honey

1 tbsp water

DIRECTIONS

cut the baguette into 1/2" slices. spread goat cheese in a thin layer onto the baguette slices. 

slice strawberries thinly and cut blackberries in half. in a small bowl combine 2 parts honey to one part water.  

place strawberry slices and blackberry halves on goat cheese covered slices. drizzle honey mixture on top. Serve! 

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