It’s crazy to think that just 2 weeks ago we were allowed to have small get-togethers here in Nova Scotia and now we’re getting ready to partially shut down the province again. It’s truly a little overwhelming, but I am glad to see our province taking COVID-19 so seriously and creating these precautionary measures so that our numbers stay low and maintained and we all stay safe. I wanted to note that we kept this party to 12 people who have been around each other in some capacity or another and we felt confident in hosting our intimate baby shower a couple of weeks ago. Obviously, we would not and could not now and feel very lucky we had it when we did. I am sorry to anyone who had shower plans, birthday plans, or any other holiday plans that had to be postponed, my heart truly goes out to you.
Our shower was Winter Wonderland-themed simply because was the easiest and most obvious theme to do for the season! I was also happy because it forced me to decorate a little earlier than normal…who knows how much more time we have left until the baby arrives! I love anything winter/Christmas related, so this felt like a theme that was right up my alley and I am so happy with how everything turned out. We mostly used holiday decor that we already had and ordered a few custom paper goods from Scribble & Script, florals by KoKo Mod, cake from Buttered Bliss, cookies by Liddy Mae and hot chocolate thank you takeaways from Moo. With the help from a few amazing vendors and a little bit of imagination, this winter wonderland baby shower turned out better than I had ever imagined!
Pictured above: Invitations + thank you cards that fit our winter wonderland theme perfectly were gifted to us by our friends at Minted.
As with every party we host, I cleared off our built-in and decorated it to the party’s theme. I kept this one pretty simple and used holiday items we already owned as well as had Scribble & Script design 3 illustrations for the white frames (wintery trees, snowflakes, and calligraphy that says “baby logan”). On top of the built-in, my sister and I made a lush garland using greenery from KoKo Mod Floral.
I made Anna Olson’s Hot Chocolate Nanaimo bars as I thought they were fitting with the theme. They were DELICIOUS and enjoyable to bake. However, my cutting and taking out of the pan skills could seriously use some work (they got a little stuck, haha!).
We pulled out our faux Christmas tree from when we were in college (I can’t believe we still have it) as we haven’t had a chance to get our real one yet. I actually love how this one looks in our dining room so we’re going to keep it up. I decorated it very minimally with wooden bead garland, silver + gold bulbs, and snowflake ornaments.
Probably one of our last “family of 3” photos!
This hot chocolate bar was probably my favourite part of the entire party. I’m going to share a separate blog post next week on how to put something like this together because I want to share more of the details with you! The sign was another custom piece by Scribble & Script.
This beyond gorgeous cake is by Buttered Bliss who also made the doughnuts for our sex reveal party back in the summer. I just loved the sugar cookie tree details and how she made the icing look like snowdrifts. The gold leaf and teal detail was also incredible and the cake tasted beyond delicious!
Individually wrapped cutlery in snowflake napkins + the sweetest craft paper gold foil table runner from minted
Can’t keep these two away from the meat and cheese, haha!
Close up details of the decorated shelves.
Another incredible treat were these cookies by Liddy Mae. I could not get over these custom sugar cookies she made for our shower, they were exactly what I pictured in my head but even better!
I decided to keep the florals pretty simple and opted for a mostly holiday greenery-filled arrangement as well as some loose greens to make the garland and add some to a few bud vases. I loved how this arrangement by KoKo Mod turned out!
Originally I had lofty goals to string A LOT of paper snowflakes from the ceiling and create a super magical element. However, I underestimated just how long it takes to cut out templated paper snowflakes. I decided to forgo that pipe dream and made just enough from our light fixture and stick a few on the wall. I still love how it turned out!
Our little thank you takeaway. I picked up these white treat bags at Michaels and filled them with hot chocolate. The stickers were made on the MOO website.