Wednesday, February 6, 2013

MG Events: Chinese Lantern Baby Shower

This is an adoption shower that I hosted for a good friend of mine. I met her about 7 years ago while she was on a walk with her oldest son. She was pregnant with her second boy at the time. Little did I know how close we would become over the last several years; nonetheless have GIRLS that are the same age! I remember countless late night talks about her wanting to adopt a little girl. She told me about all the adoption books she was reading and all the blogs she was following. Low and behold. five years later, her dream soon became her husband's, and their dream became their family's dream. Little Kathryn became part of the most wonderful family just before Thanksgiving last year (2012).

The most exciting and special part of this breakfast shower was that we were able to celebrate Kathryn's very first birthday. It just so happened that we were able to have a shower in her honor on her birthday! Although she was still far, far away in China, it will always be a special day to remember.

Thank you to this dear family for allowing me to be such a big part of your special day!

This DIY banner captured everything that I wanted it to. I wanted to incorporate a birthday celebration along with an adoption shower. I also had her mommy bring a picture of her so that we could display her precious little self at her birthday party shower! 
The banner is made from 9 inch white doilies with bright pink card stock that I cut into circles. I added the multicolor polka dots for a fun little pop. The doilies are linked together with pink and green ribbon.

Closeup of the banner
Cake from Betty Cakes, Ocala, FL and the super fun plates and napkins from Polka Dot Market


I love how this caterpillar turned out. I wanted to do something to honor Kathryn's birthplace. It was a "no" for me on Chinese food, or fortune cookies. The Chinese paper lanterns did the trick! I felt like this Chinese caterpillar captured where she is from and also wiggled it's way into a first birthday, breakfast shower!
Burlap and babies breath added some finishing touches to make this DIY project complete.

 Several smaller tables were set up in a different room. The proud grandmother really wanted to incorporate some of her son's silver when he was a child. I thought that this idea was beautiful. We managed to pull off a completely different look with the silver since it was in a different room.

Whether you just need inspiration or need MG Events to take the reigns on your whole project, feel free to contact Melissa for package pricing.

1 comment:

Beth Hannen said...

so I absolutely LOVE the cake, plates and napkins on this one!! Pink and green are one of my favorite color combos and polkadots are my favotite pattern! Super cute idea and set up!