Well, hello! It’s been a while since I’ve updated here, and I thought I’d share a bit of what’s been going on at our house. Lots of happy stuff actually: I threw a baby shower for my dear friends who are expecting a baby boy in May. I am so very excited for them. I love dressing up our place for parties, and managed to snap some pictures before and after so you can have a peek at the fun too.
The decorations were largely inspired by Emily Henderson’s triangle-themed baby shower, though I didn’t go all out with the triangles. I did make garlands to dress up the living room and atrium. They are super easy: just cut out shapes from card stock and feed them through your sewing machine.
To add more colour, our dining room wall got the giant confetti treatment (you can check out the tutorial here) and I scattered (normal-sized) confetti on every surface I encountered while setting up. Even the dog got some festooning. I picked jasmine from our yard, and added wax flowers, daffodils, and ranunculus in vintage jars on the table.
We had some gorgeous weather for the party, so I set up an outdoor seating area for our guests to enjoy our atrium and its very wild living wall. (I love how crazy this thing has gotten.)
The best part of course was catching up with the awesome parents-to-be and everyone who came to celebrate. We played games (some serious baby-knowledge-testing trivia), collectively crafted up a yarn pom-pom garland for the baby’s nursery, and ate lots of good food. I got to reprise my Polish rice with plums and made these great ricotta crostini with an assortment of toppings.
The pom pom making was a hit even with the guys (it was a mixed shower). Even all those little yarn bits were quite pretty and made me a bit sad to clean up. I really enjoyed the combination of teal, cobalt, and yellow on my coffee table.
I hope this inspires you to embrace spring and colours that come with it. Even if it’s still freezing where you are. Or gloomy and wet like it was here today. I have a feeling it will be summer before we know it.
All photos by Karolina Buchner