As I peruse the internet for birthday party ideas for my little loves and showers for my fantabulous friends, I am simply amazed at the amount of talent that is "out there" in the world! I noticed that most of the blogs were from large cities here and there. I sort of felt like I needed to represent the small{ish} towns out there, like mine. Mostly because I am surrounded by a mega-talented group of friends! This blog is dedicated to all of them and to all of you. For the love of a sweet soiree!

Monday, March 22, 2010

A Lovely Little Sip and See

This past weekend, I had the honor of hostessing a shower for these two lovely ladies {my beautiful SIL, Kendra and scrumptious niece, Alana}. I truly love sip and sees because the focus of the party is the baby! The whole event is centered around the guest of honor so all the other details are simple and always chic. The hostesses decided we would use all fine china and silver. We also had a coffee bar, so the tea cups were a visual focus.
I found this sweet little teapot at Marshalls and fell in love!
Here was the centerpiece for the table.
I love the idea of stacked teacups with flowers on the top. I saw it on Hostess Blog and they had their teacups stacked up very high! However, our little bone china would not allow that kind of height! I was still pleased with the way it turned out.

We served different types of coffee from a coffee bar. I made the arrangements out of a mason jar filled with coffee beans. I put a skinny vase in the center and stuck hydrangeas inside. I saw this idea on Head of the Table but used hydrangeas instead of carnations.

We displayed all of the cups and saucers and coffee fixin's on the kitchen table. I felt like it was beckoning all of the guests to drink the coffee!

I made the little covers for the water bottles! So easy! Cut strips of scrapbook paper, use an embosser and a stamp and voila! Instant cuteness!
These cupcakes were done by a local woman who owns, La Cupcake. Yum.
And gorgeous too.
And this was the little guest of honor. She made the whole thing extra beautiful!


  1. everything was perfect! What a sweet little face too.

  2. I agree! The photos of the baby are just too sweet!

  3. awwww, it was so fun and so beautiful!!! Kendra looks gorgeous...and of course, so does Alana!