custom party inspiration board: a monogram inspired baby shower

Today I finished the first of my custom inspiration boards and Cindy was kind enough to let me share it with you. This March, she'll be hosting a baby shower in Houston Tx for about 40 people. She didn't have a theme, but wanted something classic and modern... not too cutsie. After she gave me some further details about the event and the mom-to-be, I provided her with 5 shower themes to choose from. She actually liked several of them so much that she had me create 2 boards, but this is the one she decided to choose because it matched the colors of the baby's nursery:

Theme: Simple Monogram "KWD"

Party Ideas
Color Palette: shades of blues & greens with brown accents (nursery colors)
Setting: a seated lunch for 40 in a conservatory style hotel dining room
Invitations: to be custom designed. use a simple natural white card stock invite with a monogram icon at top. continue the monogram icon across all paper goods at the shower.
Centerpieces: consider periwinkle, green and white hydrangea bouquets. low arrangements in white ceramic or silver vases.
Favors: monogrammed cookie favors in glassine bags with ribbon, or a sweets buffet with candy in blues & greens. include tags or stickers with monogram.
Cake: cupcakes in a tower with monogrammed toppers.
Other: set up a small table with pens & note cards, and have out a paper suitcase or an apothecary jar with a sign for people to write wishes for the mom-to-be and baby.

Photo Credits
Row 1: monogrammed cookie via
gumdrop cookie shop; flowers & baby bottles via my recipes; stacked blocks via melissa jill; dessert table via brides
Row 2: tablescape via
brides; paper suitcase with monogram mug copyright BG; onsie cookie via flickr; invite via haley hardcastle
Row 3: knox onsie via
etsy; hydrangea in mint julep cup via ms weddings; brownie pops via beau coup; tablescape via real simple; jellybeans via brides
Row 4: cupcake via
country living; monogram gift via southern living; candy buffet copyright BG; monogram cards via hot ref


TMB said...

I want that little cookie in the middle! ... Thanks for your comment =)

Unknown said...

love it! you did a fabulous job!

Mrs. P said...


go houston, tx! :)

Sandi said...

this is great! sounds like it will be a classy affair! can you convince Cindy to share pictures when its over?

Christi Bennett @ pisforparty said...

GREAT board! I need to hurry up and enter your giveaway!!

Bethany said...

wow! this is sooo cute, almost makes me want to have a baby, almost haha!!! love the colors and the monograms throughout!!

Bailiwick Events said...

Love the Monogram Board. I would love to feature it on my blog!


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