Friday, April 3, 2015

Garden Tea Party Joint Baby Shower

Garden Tea Party Joint Baby Shower:

 A couple weeks ago my mom threw my sister and I the sweetest garden tea party baby shower for our sweet little girls at the San Juan Tea House on Los Rios Street. As I've mentioned in the past my sister and I are 5.5 weeks apart in our pregnancies, and this being both our second pregnancies and our first daughters we knew it would be fun to do a combined shower, with just us and our girlfriends and a couple family members.  I have always wanted both a boy and a girl, but I knew the moment I found out we were having a daughter that I would be able to go nuts with flowers, glitter, lace, and all things feminine! So a garden tea party full of flowers and dainty tea cups was exactly what we needed.  My mom did all of the floral center pieces, shes insanely gifted and so creative and insisted she do them herself.  She also brought in some cute collector tea pots to put the center pieces in, some adorable lace and patterned tea pot fabric for table runners, and some vintage vases.  The restaurant served us a 4 course high tea meal which consisted of an assortment of finger sandwiches, delicious heart shaped scones with creamed butter and jam, a selection of teas, and topped us off with a selection of desserts. YUM.  I had a couple things in mind I thought would be cute finishing touches, so I partnered with a few shops to help out in achieving the feminine shabby chic look we were going for.  See all the details below:


^^^ These custom invitations and registry inserts.. i mean?!! Arent they just perfect for a tea party?! I could not have asked After February to do a better job on these. They were one of my favorite parts of our shower.. I just want to box it up and hang it on my wall its so cute. Do yourself a favor and check out her custom work, shes such a doll & so so kind & does a whole lot more than just invitations^^^

^^^These adorable Tulle pom poms c/o Shanz Party Decorations hung from the ceiling in ivory and soft pink. They were such a cute addition to the already cute atmosphere. They just made it so girly & really vamped up the place, i will definitely be using these again in the future!^^^

^^^Pretty Palace1 made these perfect little tea party food picks which we used to put cute sayings on them like you see below "blessed", "joy", "its a girl", "something sweet", "wonderfully made" and we topped off our cute desserts with them as you can see above.  Also made by Pretty Palace1 were these adorable tea cup paper banners we had strung across the front of all of the tables! I just love details, i think party planning is one of my most favorite hobbies, can that be a hobby? well i guess it is now! vvv

 ^^^Opening gifts..whats more fun than baby girl gifts?!?^^^
^^^ GUYS.. you must go to The Bloomin Gypsy if you are local or anywhere near Orange County, shes so insanely good at all things floral, but seriously she is a Flower crown goddess! She made me one for my maternity photos as well & all i can say is her attention to detail and color combos is spot on! Shes also such a pleasure to work with and the sweetest babe ever. A huge thank you to these beautiful crowns The Bloomin Gypsy gifted us with^^^

^^^This dress was seriously sooooo comfortable, airy (a must for a hot day), and those crochet sleeved details were exactly what i wanted in a shower dress, thank you to Bump Style Box for the perfect find ^^^
 ^^^These two precious babies are my nieces and are so excited to be adding 2 more little girls to their team ^^^

 ^^^ Some of the best gals & mamas i get to do life with, our daughter will already have 2 best girlfriends in their daughters ^^^

 ^^^We truly felt like queens with these gorgeous flower crowns on ^^^

 ^^^From Left to Right: Our soon to be sista in law (5 months away!), me, my sister Kelsey 5.5 wks ahead with a baby girl, & our older sis Courtney 4 wks behind me with a baby boy!^^^

 ^^^Best friends since second grade, love this sweet bride to be! ^^^

 ^^^ some of my lovely ladies who are just too good to me, one of them flew out from Colorado to make it to my shower and her sister in laws bridal shower, can you get any more lucky than that?!^^^

 ^^^I will never forget how special this has been being able to be pregnant together with my two sisters. Thank you Jesus for this precious gift of carrying life together and having one another to lean on during those challenging/emotional times. Its going to be so fun raising 3 babies together that are all within 3 months apart! ^^^

^^^ Little tea bag & candy jar party favors my mom made ^^^

^^^So many of the ladies complimented on these cute banners, the flag bunting banner is from an adorable shop called Starlit Nest Gifts, she does custom work & has a crazy wide selection to choose from. I told her exactly what colors we needed & that we wanted vintage, floral, & shabby chic looking fabrics & she did not disappoint.  The "It's Tea Time" banner c/o  Anista Designs had the cutest little tea pots in between each word & printed in the prettiest golden floral wreath were the sweet hand stamped letters hanging on pretty vintage cream card stock (w/ distressed blush ink around the edges) which hung from pink silk ribbon .... perfection. Both banners made our gift table extra special and extra cute. I can reuse these for tea parties with the girls and holidays! ^^^

  ^^^Some of the pretty details of these vintage inspired fabric patterns..looooove!^^^

^^^How pretty are those details?!^^^

*sorry for the overload of photos, i have way to many to share*

Heres a list of the shops again and their additional contact info if you are interested:

Flower Crowns c/o The Bloomin Gypsy (instagram: @thebloomingypsy)
Tea Cup cutout banner & Floral foodpicks c/o Pretty Palace1  (instagram: @PrettyPalace1)
Shabby chic floral fabric print bunting banner c/o Starlit Nest Gifts  (instagram @starlitnest)
"Tea Time" gold & pink banner c/o Anista Designs
Tulle Pom Poms c/o Shanz Party Decorations
Invitations & Registry inserts c/o After February
Dress c/o Bump Style Box



  1. What a beautiful idea for a baby shower! You look gorgeous!
    The Pepper Express

  2. Such decent parties are not only fun but also relaxing. I will ask my party planner to plan for a same party, she is so good with her work and I am sure she will be able to work on it efficiently.