Jan 09, 2010

Teddy Bear Baby Shower

Teddy Bear Baby Shower

This mother-to-be had only one duty to perform for her baby shower - select her favorite theme for the shower...and teddy bears it was!

On this bitter cold day, our clever florist, Ralph Bellisario of Bellisario Florist, teased the guests with his selection of fresh flowers for his arrangements. Although winter is far from over, Ralph gave the guests a tease of spring, the season of new birth, with his mix of flowers consisting of white roses, blue hydrangeas, and stems of blue iris. The simple cubes were the right size and white fluffy teddy bears were tied to the cube vase that was elevated on mirrored cubes. This set the stage for "ohhhs" and "ahhhs" ...probably the most used words/sounds uttered at baby showers!

There is nothing quite like welcoming a new year and a new baby's arrival! So with great enthusiasm, the planning began months prior with finding the perfect invite to create a setting for January's Teddy Bear Shower. As always, the invite sets the tone, the theme and creates the first bit of excitement for the rest of the event

With clients being more and more concerned about the budgets for their events, I continue to tell my clients that not all wonderful details need to be costly! Creativity and imagination can spark some of the most wonderful details at an event. For instance, Bellisario Florist's design of the napkin for this event was a folded napkin that resembled a baby's t-shirt. You can be sure that this brought instant ohhhs and ahhhs as guests took their place at the table! The little blue bow accent...it made every heart melt! What an impact was made by a napkin design!

Baby shower gifts come in all sorts of shapes and sizes...I think they mostly fall into the large category - some gifts are larger than life and require some special gift wrapping! How do you possibly wrap up a grandmother's endless shopping spree of books, shoes, outfits, toys, necessities, etc., etc.? This grandmother had been shopping for quite some time and had gathered a wonderful collection of baby items - including a bassinet that housed all of her gifts. With the talents of our favorite local gift wrapping service, Lisa's Gift Wrappers, the result was precious...with little shoes dangling from the edge of the bassinet, soft outfits were filled with life-like tissue, books and toys were intertwined...it was simply a feast for the eyes...what fun this baby boy will have growing into all of these fun goodies!

This clever grandmother devised her very own shower game that took place between the salad course and the luncheon entree. She created Baby Price is Right and selected three baby items for the guests to price right...it was truly fun to see how many were so far away from the actual cost of baby items!

A teddy bear block cake greeted guests as they entered the conservatory and all instantly looked forward to dessert. While the gifts were opened and announced and thanks was given, guests enjoyed coffee service and the delicious yellow cake. In addition, plates of Italian cookies were also offered and enjoyed at each table... a sweet ending to a very sweet occasion!

Welcome little baby boy!

KUDOS to a beautiful event at the Royal Park Hotel and KUDOS to an attentive staff - they made the stay an enjoyable experience for all!


Posted Under Event Category: Baby Shower