Baby showers became a tradition after World War II during the baby boom era in an effort to “shower” a soon-to-be mother with gifts and necessities for her newborn. During this time decades ago, the showers were typically small female-only parties. But since their inception food trucks, large-scale catering, incredible decor, and DJ entertainment have become increasingly popular, and co-ed festivities have grown in size just like the pregnancy.
There were certainly no signs of “snips and snails, and puppy dogs’ tails” at this Weston Hills Country Club event to celebrate the arrival of Baby Alex. This whimsical baby shower had a soft palette of pastels consisting of yellow, white, lavender, and of course, blue.
As guests entered the prestigious Weston club they were greeted in the main foyer by a fully dimensional merry-go-round. Four carousel horses were created with both fresh and dried florals, cording, gemstones, and ribbon. The 5-foot feature piece had a fabric-tented top with a large decorative center post finished with a gold finial ball. Additional placements of fresh cut flowers surrounded the base and made for a grand welcome.
The buffet stations received other adorable handmade creatures made with colorful chrysanthemums, button mums, hydrangea, and spray roses while dining tables held semi-dimensional carousel horse centerpieces with coordinating low lush hydrangea arrangements.
Not only did the mother-to-be get a few “kicks” that day, everyone got a “kick” out of this “womb with a view” as they showered the new baby with so much love.
Venue: Weston Hills Country Club
Photography: Thru Jens Eyes