Sweet & Simple Baby Shower

My dear friend Becky (who has a really fun wedding blog) is having a baby girl in a few weeks, so last night Joy and I co-hosted a shower for her.

Yes, on a Wednesday.

Summer is a busy time for everyone, and honestly, I think it was kinda nice.

Saturdays are family time, and this felt a little like a girl’s night out.

I think I may be suggesting mid-week showers a lot more from now on.

I love throwing showers with Joy.

She has the best house for entertaining and a collection of jadite that would make any self respecting woman drool.

There was no real “theme” for this shower, other than anything we felt was sweet and feminine.

A simple banner strung across the room.

Pale pink and aqua?  Yes please.

These eyelet lanterns normally hang in Joy’s daughter’s room.

Add a pink ribbon and they look perfect!

Joy has the best big giant farm table in. the. world.

Milk glass urns I scored at an estate sale for 50 cents + hydrangeas from our gardens + a ruffled table runner = sweetness.


The only things we bought (besides food) were these fun polka dotted paper straws and these pretty little napkins.

I loooove the print on those napkins.

They’d make a GORGEOUS bedspread for a little girls’ room!

We decided to keep it simple and offer a milk & cookie bar.

The bottles are actually frappucino bottles (we each bought a pack of 12 from Costco).

I thought they were perfect.  Joy is a genius.

Joy found these awesome old fashioned glass milk jugs at a tiny local market.

I must go buy some because I need these bottles.  Need.

Brownie covered oreos on a galvanized pedestal?

Chocolate chip on a jadite platter?

I told you Joy has awesome kitchen gear.

It took everything in my power to not slip that footed jadite bowl into my purse at the end of the night.

She said she found it on ebay.

Guess what I’ll be doing later today?

I don’t have a single picture of Becky or any of the guests for that matter.

I’m a terrible photographer.

I took all of these right before the party started and never picked up my camera again.  Boo.

Another friend of ours did a short devotion, we said a prayer, and Becky opened presents.

And then we all went back to eating some more cookies.

It was a really simple and sweet night.

I’m beyond elated for Becky.


I almost forgot!

While you are here: don’t forget to check out the Joyful Life Book Drive and giveaway!!!

There are $300 worth of prizes up for grabs…all going to ONE WINNER.

Please please consider helping.

It’s a great cause and such an affordable way to make a difference.

Plus, your odds of winning are pretty good.  :)

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  1. 1

    ohmyword. YUM!! I love the idea of a milk and cookies bar. What a lovely idea. I’ll be saving this post for future reference! Soooo adorable.
    And no pictures from the party is so okay. Being fully present is way more valuable than being the shutterbug sometimes.

  2. 2

    this turned out great! you always plan the best showers/parties.

    i have a bridal shower to plan for the fall….

    love the simplicity of this – and it really POPS amidst that! :)

    thanks for sharing!

  3. 3

    You guys are awesome:-) You are only getting more crafty… I think you’ll be making quilts by next year! Love you!

  4. 4

    I love these photos! That runner is SO pretty!!!

    I just posted photos of my parent’s picnic style anniversary party on my blog this week- your photos give the same kind of vibe…romantic, sweet, and a little old school. :)

  5. 5

    Love this idea! May have to use it in the future. Have a great week!


  6. 6

    That is just about the most beautiful baby shower I’ve ever “seen.” :) And you by the way, are quite a talented photographer :) Gorgeous photos.

  7. 7

    Gorgeous. I love how simple everything was and that you used pretty things that were already around. LOVE the milkglass, that’s my fav!

  8. 8

    This is gorgeous!

  9. 9

    Hi there! I’m Nicole and I am so happy that I found your blog! The shower looks beautiful! I LOVE the idea of the milk jars and cookie station! So very cute! I am totally putting you in my daily reads!

  10. 10
    Mark H. Reynolds says:

    OMG! This idea is great. I would like to try this on my anniversary. I like the lantern and the flowers .

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