For our first born we had a big, traditional baby shower, but for our second we had a much smaller, sweet little sprinkle. I knew I wanted to have a little celebration once our second arrived. Since we weren’t planning a baptism, dedication ceremony or the like, I decided to throw a sip and see, a tradition that hasn’t caught on in the Midwest just yet, but I thought was a wonderful idea. I had to explain to most of my relatives that it’s a gathering to meet the new baby. I think they all agreed that it was a lovely event and a great alternative to the traditional baby shower as guests actually get to meet and hold the baby.
I tried to keep the event laid back and relatively easy to host. We invited our friends and family to a local studio space, Wealthy Studios, as to limit the feverish pre-party clean and inevitable post party mess. I kept food simple with a big Trader Joe’s haul and an afternoon of baking I created a grazing table for guests to enjoy. But because I am an event designer, with lots of loving and talented vendor friends I did go overboard with a few elements. I dreamed up a loose sunshine theme, with boho vibes. The beautiful sunflowers from Fifty Flowers doubled as favors when we asked guests to create and take a bouquet of sunshine. Cassie from Cass and Jean Florals created the next level baby’s breath cloud. The fabulous gold chairs came from Fancy Fray and complemented the theme perfectly. Did you catch the DIY tutorial for the wheat sun a couple weeks ago? Michelle Cuppy captured all the pretty details and the guests enjoyed the mimosa bar and celebrating our little ray of sunshine, Monroe, who slept through the entire party!
photos: Michelle Cuppy // event design: Lauren Koster Creative // floral installation: Cass and Jean Florals // flower resource: Fifty Flowers // rentals: Fancy Fray // venue: Wealthy Studios