Photo: Elizabeth Wong Pagnotta
When I design events, I like to take advantage of contemporary themes. For a grey colour scheme, I thought adding a chalkboard element would be youthful, rustic and fun. For another playful element, we turned the dessert table into a Milk and Cookies Bar.
The soon-to-be daddy has a daily ritual of eating milk and cookies each night, so to personalize the event and add a hint of daddy, we stocked up on everyone’s favourite cookies, along with strawberry, chocolate and 2% milk.
All types of cookies were baked by friends and family, including super-cute pink and white decorated cookies by Christine Boikovitis—the soon-to-be aunt!Photo: Elizabeth Wong Pagnotta
We decided to make a menu based on the mommy-to-be’s favourites, including quiche, authentic spanokopita, flatbreads, salad, pasta salad, potato salad, an assortment of cheeses and charcuterie. Her wonderful friends and family contributed to the amazing spread!Photo: Elizabeth Wong Pagnotta
Have fun with a variety of different baby shower games, like "Guess the size of mommy’s tummy!" or "What’s in the bag?" (this tests mommy’s knowledge of baby-related items with her eyes closed). Guests loved our mobile photo booth with chalkboard message and props.Photo: Elizabeth Wong Pagnotta
We made DIY pink, grey and black rosettes from scrapbook paper (how-to here) to adorn the walls. I designed a chalkboard-themed banner as well as Welcome, Thank You and Milk and Cookie Bar signs, and arranged blush roses in vintage milk jug bud vases around the room.
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Scrapbook paper, Michaels
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