Vintage Bunting Baby Shower

I recently had the honor of hosting a baby shower for my little sister, Joy  (don’t be confused… if you’re a long time follower, you may realize that my youngest daughter has the same name).

  We knew that the baby-to-be would be a boy, with the name Jeremiah already decided (to honor a recently deceased very special Grandpa).  I also knew that baby Jeremiah’s room was painted a beautiful, soft blue.  Along with Joy’s leading, I chose a color palate of mixed blues, along with touches of green to pull the party elements together without the typical “themed” feel.  I created a fabric bunting using fabrics in various colors, both solid colored and polka-dot to add a bit of a vintage feel.  The bunting was an element that I included in the invitations and the cookie favors as well (as you’ll see below).

Please join us for baby Jeremiah’s shower…

One of my very favorite elements of the food table was the antique blocks shared by a long time family friend (Sally), that were used to spell out sweet Jeremiah’s name.  We also used more of these antique toy blocks on the little side tables and drink tables outside (where most of the party took place).

The party menu included…

Croissant sandwiches filled with delicious Chicken Salad

Fresh fruit

Simple Caprese Salad

Homemade pasta salad (not pictured)

Chocolate Cupcakes

Decorated Sugar Cookies

 Fresh fruit served in individual treat cups (these are from Shop Sweet Lulu).

Delicious Caprese Salad, one of my favorites!

 (Tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, dressed with salt and pepper)

  I often make these Chicken Salad Sandwiches for parties.  The chicken salad can be made a day or two in advance, and they are always enjoyed!

For the sweets, I made Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting, and topped them with simple, pre-made flowers (from Sweet Estelle’s Baking Supply).  I also made decorated Sugar Cookies, some to be enjoyed at the party, and others wrapped as favors.

The favors were a single, special sugar cookie, decorated with a little bunting design (I’ve posted the bunting cookies tutorial HERE).  I packaged the cookies as I’ve show HERE.  The personalized labels and the finishing paper trim on the packages were from Paper Jacks.  I displayed the cookies in vintage milk glass, and Hull Pottery.

Here’s another look at the favor cookies, which were inspired by the custom invitations by Swish Designs, and then packaged with perfect labels and paper ribbon from Paper Jacks.  Donna of Swish Designs did a great job creating a special invitation to incorporate the look of the fabric bunting.

In the kitchen, I had a table for drinks (iced tea, lemonade and water).  I used extra fabric from the bunting I’d made to tie around mason jars, to be used as drinking jars.  I carefully calculated the number of different fabrics I had, and then used 4 different colors of straws (from Shop Sweet Lulu) and was able to have each jar have a different combo of fabric and straw color, thus identifying each glass (without name tags).

Although baby Jeremiah was due to arrive a month after the shower… apparently he’d heard about “Glorious Treats” parties and didn’t want to miss it!  He arrived quite early (at 32 weeks) but was surprising healthy (thank you Jesus!) and was able to come home less than 3 weeks after delivery, and made it to his own shower!

And what did he think of the party…

…it was just dreamy!

Party notes:

All styling and photography by (me) Glorious Treats.

Recipes linked below (or near) the appropriate item within the post.

Invitations by Swish Designs *Use the code GLORIOUS at checkout with any Swish Designs order on Etsy for a 10% discount.

Polka-dot treat cups and paper drinking straws from Shop Sweet Lulu.

Cookie favor labels and paper ribbon from Paper Jacks.

71 comments

  1. Beautifully done…I’m going to steal some of your ideas. Can you tell me how many croissant sandwhiches you got out of your chicken salad recipe?

    Heather

  2. Absolutely beautiful- as all your parties are ! Do you mind telling me where you got the platter the caprese salad is on? Thanks!

    • The platter was from Crate and Barrel about 5 years ago. Sadly, they don’t sell the same exact style, but they do have similar platters.

  3. Glory ~ would you mind if I used this idea for a baby shower in July? The hostess just gave me the go-ahead to ‘have fun with it’ and I would love to try these designs and colors.

    • Shanna- Feel free! I think it’s such a fun design and I’ll look forward to trying it again myself! If you post then on a site or blog, please add a little credit, as you feel appropraite. =)

  4. Congratulations, everything is more than beautiful, excellent! you didn't leave any detail out. Awesome.

  5. What I wouldnt give to have a Glory shower! I don't blame him for wanting to com!

  6. What a perfect shower. The colors are great and I love the hydrangeas. The menu is absolutely perfect.

  7. Hi! How did you make the frosting for the cookies? Loved it all!!!

  8. Hi Glory. The photos are great and everything looks wonderful. I'm curious, the cupcake liners…are they also from sweetlulu as well?

  9. I am so happy to have found your inspiring blog in Artful Blogging. You really are a food artist! Can't wait to link you to my little blog. Linda at HomeForGod.Net.

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