Baby Boy is on the way soon, but I’m still swooning over the sweet blue and white Baby Sprinkle that my mom hosted for me back in May! After a long year+ of restrictions, this party finally felt like normal life had resumed. It was my mom’s idea to have it at a vineyard/winery venue on their outdoor covered patio. I thought it was a great way to welcome the guests who might not be totally comfortable attending an indoor event yet. Luckily we had a beautiful, sunny, 73 degree day and did not even have to consider moving it inside! It was such a blast to help her with the planning, since it had been a long time since anyone could plan a real party! Loving all things #blueandwhite and springtime, I knew incorporating some of our collected pieces and fresh florals would be perfect for the theme.
I wanted to keep the cake simple, but I also wanted something a little more special than a sheet cake. I had a friend of a friend, who makes cakes on the side, create this one for us. I sent her a couple of photos with my inspiration, and she completely brought my vision to life! Not to mention, it was delicious, and not using a bakery was great for the budget. Speaking of the budget, the hydrangeas were from the local grocer, and the fabulous, fluffy peonies were from my parents’ garden! They bloomed JUST in time for the event. It’s like they wanted to show off for the guests. We placed the peonies in julep cups, a nod to Derby Day that same day!
The day before the Sprinkle, we found out our platters were not made (a mess up by the grocery catering), so we bought all the fruit, veggies, etc. and made our own platters! It was actually a ton of fun putting them together and I thought they were much prettier than the platters we were supposed to receive!
Since it was a sprinkle, we opted for no games but still had favors for everyone. Again with my mom’s great ideas, she thought gifting flower seeds would be fitting for a spring event. We wrapped them along with blue kisses in cello bags with baby blue ribbon and these adorable gift tags from Etsy. Simple and inexpensive, yet elegantly packaged and thoughtful.
Although this was more laid back than my showers for my first baby, it still felt special to gather some of my most favorite and loved friends & family to celebrate baby boy’s arrival and life!