The theme I went with was Lavender and Lemon. My sister loves Lavender and I just thought the colors were so sweet together.
All of the decor, I got from target and the dollar store. I hung a baby shower sign with burlap bows from target at the front door, so family and friends knew they had the right house. I set up lemons, confetti, and lemon and lavender candles on the kitchen island and guest book table as well as a few outdoor tables that we had set up around the pool. I bought a lavender plant to wrap in burlap for the guest book table. We also made a birth announcement sign, Click here for the DIY to make one too.
I love guestbooks but I feel they get lost in closets after parties. So, I decided to buy a classic children's book for guests to write a little note to Rowan. That way it serves more than just a sentimental purpose. I chose 'Blueberries for Sal' because the colors went well with my theme.
As far as the menu goes, I really wanted to do a lavender and lemon themed menu but I was making most of the food myself and I just didn't have the time to experiment with recipes. So, I went with cheap and easy mostly pinterest recipes. We had more than enough food, enough to invite all the husbands and kids over to eat for an after party!
- brandy red wine sangria
- sweet tea
- assorted cans of drinks and bottled water
- Deviled Eggs
- Knorr's Spinach Dip
- Fruit Salad
- Cuban Sliders
- Greek Pasta Salad
- Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
- Ranch Chicken Roll-Ups
- Lemon Cucumber Sandwiches
It ended up being a beautiful party and I'm thankful I got to show my sister how much she is loved! I wish I had gotten more pictures of the outside set-up. It was the perfect day for an outdoor party.