Theme: You are Whaley Loved
Colors: baby blue, navy blue, gray, white, and gold
Venue: Cloud Lounge (Arlington, VA)
All photography and designs: merrylavender event planning + design

I officially declare this past event as one of my top three favorites.

I had the pleasure of planning and decorating a client’s whale themed baby shower!  The mom-to-be envisioned blue, gray and white for her nursery, so we decided to go with those colors for the shower. And because she was so enthused about some of my initial ideas for the shower, she gave me free rein to pick a theme. Ultimately, I came up with a whale-themed baby shower with a spritz of gold, baby blue, navy blue, grey, and white.

My goal was to create a fun and trendy for the parents- to-be and their guests. The event was to be held at a “loungey-cafe,” which was a little tricky at first because the venue had more of a “night out” vibe. I had to incorporate a lot of white to contrast the dark areas of the space and to accentuate the natural lighting that came in through the large windows.  Once I had the theme decided and the concept down, it was onto developing my ideas and turning them into fun decorations!

{ The Details }

My décor consisted of handmade signs; a backdrop made with various-sized hanging balloons, homemade and personally frosted sugar cookies, a photo opportunity picture area with a decorated oversized frame, a fun baby diaper cake, and hand lettered signs. Many of the guests commented that it was a complete transformation of the lounge-cafe venue. I also included several personal touches to the main table décor and helped host the games.

I loved the unique sign, the hanging cascade of balloons, the diaper cake, the BABY  marquee, and just everything on this table made it my happy place.  I quickly snapped some pictures and noticed things were off, and so it was not until later that I re-positioned the signs around to make it balanced (see the first “B” in BABY was blocked).

This was definitely a showstopper for guests to swing by and be tempted by the desserts, but then held off and took pictures in front of the table front.

The details were what I was very happy with!  It was simple, but simple is all it took to make the table grand.

The mom-to-be, Canan, craved for all things lemon.  Per majority of people who have tried my lemon cookies, I baked these for her and her guests to enjoy.  I made sure she took a box home for herself to indulge – lol!

Here are other pictures of the personalized signs I created for the parents-to-be.  I hope they will get lots of good uses out of these *hint hint*.  I love that I can create something, that was meaningful, and can be displayed in their baby’s nursery room.

by yours truly!

my favorite piece that I’ve made – Baby Wishes sign!

Then there was the photo opportunity that everyone took advantage of.  I was so happy how this turned out.  A lot of guests got good uses out of the props along with the backdrop.  The natural lighting made guests looked very refreshing.

Lastly, it was important to me that my clients were happy with the whole event. Both Canan and Guven were blown away with the whole event and immensely over the moon with the decor and games.  I definitely got to see people laugh and smile, and to me, that was the icing to the cake!

I just love LOVE planning baby showers!

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