Monday, July 29, 2013

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice...

that's what little girls are made of!


This past weekend I was lucky enough to pass off a "playdate" (i.e. an excuse for us girls to get together - and drag along the husbands and kids) and throw a Sprinkle for one of my best friends.  She's expecting her second little girl this Fall and with how busy every one's summer schedules can be, we thought it'd be fun to catch her off guard and celebrate their family of three turning to a family a of four!

Of course, I didn't pick up my camera once company arrived - typical - because I was too busy eating - also, typical - and catching up and playing with the kiddos. 



I was lucky enough to partner up with Minted. as a Party Ambassador for our event. They have such a great selection of party decor and supplies designed by a global community of independent graphic designers, so all their item designs are so unique and you can be positive the product quality is always top notch. 



Since our mom-to-be (again) has already announced Baby Girl #2's name, I thought I'd personalize some banners and signs so she could take them home and either use in Paisley's room, for pictures, or the welcome sign to hang after her arrival.   



I loved the soft whimsy and feminine florals of the Botantical Affair collection and thought it'd fit our girlie party perfectly.  Using a combination of party supplies, like Minted's table signs and tents, pinwheels, flag stickers, and table confetti created the perfect little tablescape. 



I served a non-alcoholic pink lemonade punch and of course we had some beers and booze on hand for the men and non-pregnant.  



We had a combination of caprese skewers, almond butter and raspberry preserves and cucumber finger sandwiches, arugula salad with goat cheese, potato salad, croissants, and a variety of desserts.  We also had plenty of veggies, fruit salad, chips, dips, and a hoagie platter.  To say everyone went home well fed is probably an understatement.  Baby K was bouncing of the womb all night!




... but that's probably because of the desserts.  Lemon cupcakes with raspberry buttercream, chocolate covered pretzels, and classic black and white cookies. 


And aside from stuffing our faces, we got in some much needed girl time to gab, spoil the momma to be, and watch our little ones have a blast playing together.  My my how our times have changed!




We had a great weekend, hope everyone else did too!




27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous party! I love love love how the decorations turned out!

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  2. This is THE CUTEST sprinkle ever! I love everything... Especially the cupcakes!

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    1. I'm still enjoying the leftover cupcakes!

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  3. Great party! So so so cute :) The caprese kabobs looks delicious!

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  4. You did a great job with the shower! I love the colors and layout of the table. Those cupcakes sound really delicious too!

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  5. Super cute shower! Love the decor and the food table looked awesome. How cute are all the littles in the teepee?! Love your dress, too btw!

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    1. It was so fun to watch the kids play together, and of course, everyone hung out in the teepee... greatest kid spot ever!

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  6. That is such a cute shower! Do you have the recipe for the cupcakes? They look SO good :)

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    1. I just used boxed lemon cake and made buttercream icing with a 1/2tsp vanilla and 1/2tsp raspberry extract. Actually I might have added a bit more to get the flavor right :) I was going to use fresh raspberries, but since I made it in advance to save time with party prep, I wasn't sure how long that'd last.

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  7. Such a darling sprinkle!! The Minted decor is just perfect!! Great job mama!

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  8. I seriously love everything about this! What a fun little surprise for your friend!

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    1. Thanks! And she was so surprised too, best part!

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  9. What a cute sprinkle! I love all the little details and how personalized everything was.

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    1. Thanks Leslie, I'm so glad I was able to use Baby Girl's name and make some personalized items for her!

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  10. What a great party for the Momma to be. Would you mind sharing where you got your dress? It's adorable!!

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    1. It's actually from Target from spring last year ('12). I bought it the weekend before we had Ashlynn thinking it'd get me through my 9th months and then since it's racer back I couldn't even nurse in it - finally getting some use!!

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  11. Super cute sprinkle! I love minted!

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    1. They are a great company, such modern and unique items!

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  12. I love, love, love minted! Party looked fabulous!

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  13. Beautiful party! Love everything about it!

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  14. awe- its so perfect looking!!

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  15. in love with everything here. Amazing.

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