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I know some pretty incredible women. A few of those women are the ladies that I get to work with at both of my companies, Baby Chick and Bassett Baby Planning (BBP). At BBP, one of the great doulas that I have on my team is Susan. When Susan told me that she was pregnant for the second time (with another baby girl), I knew that I had to do something special for her. Ever since I’ve met Susan, she has been extremely supportive of me and both of my companies and has helped me in any way that I needed. She truly is phenomenal so I told her that I wanted to throw her a baby sprinkle to celebrate her and her baby.
When I first started the planning process for Susan’s shower, I decided that I would take the whole “baby sprinkle” literally and do a “sprinkle” theme for this new baby girl. While searching through Pinterest, I found the CUTEST look for a sprinkle themed baby shower. I decided to use this as my design for her shower.
Then I needed to find a location. Of course it had to be a cute bakery since it was all about sprinkles! I thought of an adorable little dessert boutique that isn’t too far away from Susan’s house called Ooh La La Dessert Boutique. I knew that they had a great little private room that we could reserve so I called the next day and reserved the space. Check!
I then went to Michael’s and got all the materials that I needed to make everything for the shower. Luckily, I have another awesome doula on my team, Mary Alice, who offered her help and helped me cut, glue, glitter and more to get everything ready for the big day. Mary Alice is an angel and I can’t thank her enough for all of her help. 🙂 After all the crafting that we got done, we were ready for the big day!
Just a warning, Ooh La La only allows you 30 minutes to set up before a party. I called the day before to make sure that there wasn’t a party before ours so I could get there earlier. There was no way I could get it all done in 30 minutes. They are pretty strict about their 30 minute policy, but luckily I didn’t have too hard of a problem getting there a little earlier.
Once all the decorations and food were up and out, we were ready to go!
Susan and her husband, Vincent, are naming their baby girl Lorelai. I LOVE the name! I thought it would be so cute to have a banner with their baby girl’s name on it at the enterance as people walked in.
In the private room at Ooh La La, they have a large table that you can use either in the middle of the room or you can move it against the wall. I wanted to use the great natural light that they have and do a buffet style with food, beverages, and sweets as a beautiful focal point for the party.
There was plenty of space and it all looked great! I bought the “BABY” letters at Michael’s and then covered them in gold glitter to give it more of a pop!
Now the flowers. You must be wondering where I got the flowers. I do have to say that I LOVED them! Holly, from Flower Vibes, did these beautiful arrangements for the shower. Aren’t they gorgeous?!
I had seen Holly’s work and knew that her aesthetic matched what I was going for. I told Holly what I wanted and she nailed it! I definitely will be calling her again for future events. 🙂 You should too!
Susan was so cute when she walked in. It made me smile seeing her face light up when she saw everything. 🙂
For the beverage, I decided to go with a pink lemonade, of course, since they’re having a girl. This polka dot beverage dispenser was from Marshall’s and the cute dairy glasses and sprinkles were from Michael’s.
These straws were just perfect for the shower! (Also from Michael’s.) Mary Alice and I dipped the edge of the glasses in syrup and then dunked them in sprinkles. It totally added that extra ‘wow’ factor! We were obsessed with how they came out.
The cupcakes were from Ooh La La. I did an assortment of flavors but wanted all of them to be frosted with vanilla frosting and, of course, topped with sprinkles!
I also ordered some cookies and macarons from Ooh La La for the guests to enjoy. The cookies are HUGE!
For food, since the shower started at 11am, I ordered some sandwiches and deviled eggs from Nielsens Delicatessen. Having a varitety of options is always best because you never know what your guests will prefer.
Mary Alice and I also did a little banner for Susan’s chair that she would sit in when opening her gifts. Thought it turned out so cute!
Inside the ‘congratulations’ box was a little something I had gotten made for Susan.
I got her something special for her to wear. Holly, from Flower Vibes, made her a beautiful flower crown! I’m currently in love with flower crowns and have been for some time. When I heard that Holly makes them, I had to get one for Susan.
She looked so beautiful wearing it!
Susan’s daughter, Charlotte, was taking it all in, too. I will say, she did love the straws and sprinkles.
Love this picture of mother and daughter. 🙂
And for being a baby sprinkle, Susan got quite a few gifts. It was a full-on shower of presents!
Then it was time to open gifts!
This little girl stole the show!
I took notes of everything in my Erin Condren notebook while Susan opened her gifts. This way she will know who got her what when she’s writing ‘Thank You’ notes. If you have never checked out Erin Condren’s website, you must!
Another one of my BBP doulas also made it to Susan’s Sprinkle, Karen! Love these ladies.
Before everyone left, they had to grab a party favor! I got these super sweet, tiny picture frames and candles from, you guessed it, Michael’s. Inside the frames, I printed a ‘thank you’ note to tie in with the whole theme. I also printed the cute ‘sprinkled with love’ printouts and glued them around the candles, with Mary Alice’s help. We also burnt the wax a bit inside the candle so we could sprinkle some sprinkles in the candle so that they would stay. They turned out so cute!
It was a fabulous baby sprinkle and I was very pleased how it all came together. This was my very first shower of anything to host so I wanted it to be perfect. Everything came out exactly the way I was hoping. Susan absolutely deserved a nice celebration. She’s the type of person that goes above and beyond for everybody. She always has a smile on her face and sees the good in everything. She’s a true friend, a wonderful doula, a loving wife, and a fabulous mother. I love you, Susan! I’m super excited to be your doula again for this baby girl and I can’t wait to meet her! 🙂