Le Bebe: A Parisian Baby Shower

My baby sister is having her second child, a girl, and I couldn’t wait to celebrate my little niece in style. I mentioned in my last post that I’d be reusing some decor for Big Bean’s Ballerina birthday party. I used the same back drop as the starting point for the Parisian theme I went with. By adding black and white stripes I was able to give the same look a decidedly French feel. Well, that and an Eiffel Tower for good measure. I tried to evoke a cafe feel to the setting without plastering everything with Eiffel Towers and I think it turned out sweet without being too precious. Enjoy!

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Guest were greeted with a little nod to who we were celebrating at the door.

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The games started the moment they came in the door. I’m not one for shower games in general, but the clothes pin game is always an easy one to play.

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The table was set with a casual collection of flowers from my garden in a variety of different glass vases. I wanted a relaxed feel so I used craft paper as my table cloth and added the plate-fork-knife drawing at each setting. I’ll have a small tutorial on an easy way to do that soon!

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The dessert bar was simple; cake, gallettes, and madeleines. The hot air balloons were a fun and easy craft that added just a touch of black and white stripe to define the theme as it’s own against the same backdrop from the Ballerina party.

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A tutorial is coming for how to make these hot air balloons soon!

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I also made these burlap signs to continue the french theme into the living room.

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Guests enjoyed a french menu…so there was cheese…lots of cheese. And quiche. Which I thought would be darling as little personal sized pies. Six hours of baking later, I have since changed my mind. Personal sized quiche suck unless you’ve got yourself one of those fancy pans that makes 12 at a time. My little 4-pie pan mocked my attempt at being darling.

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What didn’t suck were these guys. The water was watermelon and mint infused and I brewed the tea the day before with french lavender. Both were delish!

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My sister was surrounded by friends and family, many of who are crafty themselves. One of her friends made this darling diaper cake. Such a cute gift!

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And this little girl will have more clothes than she’ll be able to wear before she grows out of them!

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It was a wonderful day and I can’t wait to meet my new love, the…

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Keep an eye out for a tutorial on mass producing the plate-fork-knife drawing on craft paper as well as the hot air balloons in the next few days!

-Roxanne

3 Comments on Le Bebe: A Parisian Baby Shower

  1. Sherri
    August 26, 2013 at 3:27 am (1 year ago)

    OMG. You are the most creative person! Your niece-to-be had a wonderful welcome…so cool.

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  2. Tirsa Armenta
    May 31, 2014 at 10:40 pm (4 months ago)

    I will be having a shower this summer and I would love a tutorial for your hot air balloons I haven’t seen one yet and I must have them! Loves!

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    • roxannestellmacher
      June 12, 2014 at 8:24 am (4 months ago)

      I’m such a shmuck! I said I’d do one and didn’t follow up with it. I will definitely get on it, though. Thanks for the reminder!

      Reply

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