When we heard that my cousin and his wife were expecting, my sisters and I were SO excited!! The mom to be was a bit weary of a traditional baby shower, so we decided to throw more of a family BBQ than anything. We live near the beach, so we went with what we know, and designed a Vintage Surf Baby Shower!
Because of our genes, my cousin and I share a serious love of pie (which is no secret). I surprised myself when I realized I had never done a Pie Bar! Needless to say, it was a success. We featured Chocolate Cream Pie Bites, Banana Cream Pie Bites, Pumpkin Pie Bites, Peach Pie-in-a-Jar, and Mini Apple and Cherry Pies. We styled this party using vintage crates, jute wrapped bottles (we have a thing for these), pie tins, coordinating printables and lots and lots of seashells.
Everything about this shower was laid back and casual, from the Beverage Station to the Pie Bar. We kept it simple, with a drink for everyone, big or little. Finger foods and traditional BBQ grub, and of course the pie. Other than the pie, our favorite details were the paper lanterns! They looked so cute hanging above the bar and around the house. We just might have a few still hanging around the office.
Total eye candy, right? Now, I hope you are not intimidated by my plethora of “home made” pies – cause lets face it, I did “make” them, but not from scratch! Frozen pie crust from Trader Joe’s, cans of filling for the pumpkin, cherry, peach and apple pies, tub of pre-made Belgian Chocolate pudding for the chocolate cream pie. And I will admit to making the banana cream pie filling from scratch, but I did not grow the bananas. Next up? Lets not forget drinks! Served up on an old door turned table, we offered everything we could think of for a nice warm summer day.
And now, for the best part of all. My family! Bunch of crazy people.
There you have it. Want to look like superstar and throw this party? Whether your event is a baby shower, a rehearsal dinner or baby’s first birthday, this Vintage Surf themed set works perfectly!
We offer TWO ways to party… choose “YOU PRINT” to download and print out at home
Invitation (fits A7 envelope) +
Thank You Notes (fits 4Bar envelope)
Party Food labels +
Jar Labels +
Cupcake Picks +
Table Tent signs +
Front door sign +
Napkin / Vase / Cutlery wraps
Pennant Banner +
Or choose “WE PRINT” and we’ll do the work!
Special thanks to Missy Marie Photography and Hostess with the Mostess for the feature.