The Sweetest Day - Anna's Baby Shower!
On the weekend we celebrated my sister Anna’s baby shower! It was the sweetest day and I’m so excited to share some pics and details from Anna’s special day.
Thank you to my friend Em @prettysnippets who captured these stunning photos and to our friends Jane & Matt Hutton for hosting the celebrations at their beautiful new home.
Here are all the details! xx
The Invitation As soon as I saw this Danger & Moon designed invitation below I knew it was perfect for Anna’s Baby Shower. Annette at Danger & Moon also designed three custom menus for us, one for the Cake Bar, one for the ‘Bump Bar’ and one for the take-home treats. Danger + Moon designs custom party + event for all occasions. www.dangerandmoon.com.
The Burger Cart Anna doesn’t usually eat much meat, but since her pregnancy it has all she has wanted! So I knew a Woofy’s Burger Cart would be well received by the mumma-to-be!
The Team at Woofy’s are so professional, their styling is so on-point (pineapples + greenery!) and they make entertaining a breeze - I seriously want to order a cart for every single party I host in future!
It was such a hit with Anna’s guests and the burgers + fries were absolutely delicious! Woofy’s offers savoury food carts, ice cream carts, coffee and drink carts for both private parties and corporate events in Sydney, Melbourne + Brisbane. For our party we had a choice of serving either burgers, hot dogs or tacos and fries and went with cheeseburgers + fries and they were SO good! www.woofemdown.com.au.
Décor + Styling
For decorations we carried the floral theming from the invitation through but also wanted to add a pop of colour and fun & bright decorations to match Anna’s personality.
The amazing jumbo balloon bouquet that greeted guests on arrival was from Lombard's, as was the balloon garland that we used in the courtyard behind the burger cart (pics above). Lombard’s also provided the striped straws for the bar, the plates and cutlery and all other party decorations. They have a metro balloon delivery service which meant the balloon arrangements were delivered straight to us on the morning of the party, it could not have been more convenient! www.lombard.com.au
The Cake Bar According to our Mum and Dad, Anna’s first word when she was a baby was ‘cake’ so of course we had to have a cake bar at her baby shower! I found a yellow french stripe tablecloth to match the Woofy's burger cart yellow stripe and then filled the cake bar with Anna's favourite blooms and treats.
All the desserts were from LaManna Patisserie and were absolutely DELICIOUS! We served mini fruit tarts, chocolate mousse cups, tiramisu and macarons, all made by the talented pastry chefs at LaManna. Not a single dessert was left on the cake bar at the end of the party, testament to how amazing they were! www.lamannas.com.au.
The centerpiece of the cake bar was a beautiful watercolour Flourless Orange + raspberry cake with orange blossom buttercream made by LaManna Patisserie. This cake was utterly delicious with bursts of orange and tangy raspberry and a cloud-like buttercream!
I can not recommend LaManna Patisserie highly enough - they have an amazing selection of cakes + tarts on display daily, plus you can also order custom cakes. Cake quotes can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the stunning flowers on the Cake Bar were from Hailey Paige Flowers who also provided a custom ‘Anna’s Bloom Bar’ rose box for the mumma-to-be. The flowers were exquisite and the Rose Box is such a beautiful keepsake for Anna. Hailey Paige Flowers delivers luxury rose boxes + blooms across Melbourne. www.haileypaigeflowers.com.au
The Bump Bar! We served Bevi Prosecco Spritz , Calabria Private Bin Prosecco (both from Calabria Family Wines), magnums of Dominique Portet Rose (plus mineral water + juices for the pregnant ladies). www.calabriawines.com.au
Anna's guests loved the Bevi Spritz on arrival which we served with gold striped straws from Lombard's. The pretty Bump Bar Menu above was designed by Danger & Moon.
Take home treats The cake bar also featured some take home treats for guests - adorable LETORE lolly cubes and ‘English Rose’ pink heart lollipops from Sweetie Darling Candy, both of whom are based in Sydney.
Sweetie Darling is an Artisan candy store offering adorable lollipops and confectionery. www.sweetiedarlingcandy.com. I set up their English Rose lollipops in vintage milkshake glasses and they could not have looked sweeter.
LETORE Sweet filled Cubes were also perfect for the baby shower, we had a choice of four different sweet cubes for Anna's guests to take home and they looked so chic on the cake bar! www.letore.com.au.
Cheese, cheese, cheese!
We had a cheese platter delivered from Cornelius Cheesemongers right before the party started which was perfect for guests to enjoy before they headed homel.
Thank you so much to all our beautiful event partners for helping to make it such an amazing day for Anna and her guests! It really could not have been a sweeter day and I am so very grateful!
Anna + Pete, the countdown is now on! Such exciting times ahead and we are filled with joy and anticipation as we await the arrival of your little cutie! xx