The wonderful Amy Atlas of Amy Atlas Events (pioneer of the "styled dessert station") just featured this very special baby bash I designed on her blog:
I designed the details for this special party for two of our closest friends John and Julie, who had twins on the way. Instead of a traditional "shower", they wanted to host their own fun backyard bash to celebrate their upcoming arrival. It was a casual and intimate get-together with friends and family. I designed invitations, print goods, florals, and a guestbook dessert station. We wanted a theme that was gender neutral, chic, and not overly cutesy. What better way to celebrate the upcoming arrival of twins than with a theme that evokes that feeling of receiving something special? Hence, "Special Delivery"! Scroll down to view more photos and get the details on this fab and fun party:
I had a cake designed to look like two stacked packages, which served as the centerpiece of the dessert station. More mini packages (devil's food cakelettes in disguise) were stacked on kraft-wrapped packages. The amazing Krizia Mendoza really knocked our socks off with the cakes! They were gorgeous and extremely delicious. They looked so real that guests had to ask if they were edible!
I baked some "letters and envelopes" cookies that I displayed in a vintage train case. And for the favors, guests took home mini chocolate chip cookies packaged in teeny tiny envelopes.
The dessert station also doubled as a guest book bar. We had everyone write letters to the twins that would be "mailed" to them on their birthdays. They decorated them with stamps and markers, and dropped the cards in a vintage mailbox. It was a fun and crafty activity that everyone enjoyed!
I created simple floral arrangements of blue and white hydrangea, white ranunculus and mums, and red tulips in milk glass urns and aqua bottles to balance all the "cute" details with something chic. To add some interest, I created some flower paper fans in fun and colorful patterns as the backdrop to the dessert station.
John and Julie hired a fabulous caterer that set up a delicious Mexican food station. We were all so stuffed, I was pretty glad we kept the dessert station small and simple.
One super cute detail: I added John's very own vintage toy airplane as part of the decor. He's had it since he was four!
Just in time for this post - this past Tuesday, John and Julie's special packages arrived - welcome to the world Jackson and Olivia!
Event design, floral design, print design, photography, styling & cookies: Therese Jacinto Design
Parcel cakes and cakelettes: Krizia Mendoza
Table and chair rentals: Mom Chairs SF