Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Red and Turquoise Baby Shower

Last Saturday my mom and I (and sister) got to plan my aunts baby shower (she's having a girl!).  So we plunged in Amy Atlas style, after reading her beautiful new book with a red and turquoise dessert table.  Our inspiration for the table was an adorable baby quilt that my mom made as a gift for my aunt.  Sadly, I didn't get pictures of it before we gave it to her.

  1. Sprite with Frozen (red colored) fruit concentrate
  2. Hydrangeas in clear plastic food containers
  3. Paper Mache boxes from hobby lobby (in a set of 5) with ribbon and lemon cupcakes with vanilla  buttercream and flags
  4. Bahn Mi Sandwiches (more on these later)
  5. Cake stand full of peppermint and vanilla taffy
  6. Cake stand full of meringues
  7. Strawberries
  8. Chocolate dipped pretzel rods on a bed of swedish fish
  9. Half chocolate dipped rice crispy treats
  10. Chocolate Bars wrapped in scrapbook paper
  11. Water with lemon slices
  12. Watermelon Slices 
  13. Royal Icing chevron cookies
  14. Salad

 We used a long white tablecloth, and covered the top with blue wrapping paper (it actually hangs over the back of the table).  We originally bought a bunch of candy to serve as a bed for the treats, but it didn't look great, and it made the treats slide around a bunch.  The pretty serving trays are from cb2.  They have great prices on their trays, the medium ones were only 4 bucks and the small ones were only 2 (I highly recommend browsing their stuff).  If only they had cheap cake stands...

We made paper balls from the ceiling with a tutorial from Martha.
 I learned something important: use sun proof food when having a party in full sun.  Things got a little melty.

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