Eeeeek! I’m so excited to be writing my very first blog post and for it to be about such a personal family event.
My little sister Carrie’s first pregnancy went by in a bit of a blur. Don’t get me wrong we were super excited that she was pregnant but we were still in shock and grieving the death of my mother and my Lyme disease had started going into turbo drive so it was all I could do to keep myself vertical let alone organise a Baby Shower. Plus baby shower’s are an American thing right? Surely we don’t need that extravagance here in little old Ireland.
So when Carrie announced that she was pregnant with her second little boy I did some research and yes baby showers are a growing trend here in Europe. Whilst I initally thought this type of party was an extravagance I quickly changed my mind and saw it as an opportunity to literally shower the mama to be with love surrounded by your closest friends. I know from experience that pregancy is often not a walk in the park and it can be quite isolating as it is only you going through the different body changes and emotions that pregnancy brings so one day celebrating with family and friends showing you the love and support you need can only be a good thing.
Right, so with that settled I decided that if we were going to do this we were going to do it in style! A quick pow wow with my baby sister Luanna and we decided on scandinavian theme as we knew that Carrie loves all things monochrome and the items we selected for decor could be doubled up as nursery decor after…except they would always have the memories of such a happy day attached. Who says I am not resourceful?
We decided on House Dublin for our venue. Anyone that knows me knows I am a shabby chic twinkly light kind of girl and this place has it in abundance. They do have set baby shower packages but because we wanted to decorate the place ourselves we decided to only go for the Afternoon Tea package. All I can say is yum and go hungry!
Being an Etsy seller myself and having designed all of the invitations and paper goods for the baby shower I approached some other fantastic etsy sellers whose stores I had been obsessing over to see if they would like to collaborate and they did not dissapoint. The quality and handcraftmanship of the products they sent me left me so proud to be a part of this wonderful and artistic community. I was truly blown away by their kindness and the products that they offered. I will tag each shop individually below so that you can check them out for yourself.
Invitations and Diaper Raffle Cards
Cloud, Raindrop, Pear, Cat and Ice-cream pillows
Star pillows, Star garland and small cloud pillows
Felt Ball Garlands
Custom Name Banner