Here’s how to have a wonderful Baby Girl Vintage Shower. Start with a mix of vintage and vintage-looking bottles with wildflowers down the table for the centerpiece, showcase the parent’s baby and early childhood photographs, and serve a simply delicious cake decorated with chamomile flowers…
Our daughter, Alexandra is expecting her first baby and our first grandchild. Her friends and I wanted to give her a meaningful shower.
Baby Girl Shower Organization
Divide and conquer: Alexandra’s friend Jane lives in Chicago, Staci in Los Angeles and I live in Jacksonville, Florida.
It’s best to have a conference/zoom call, where the hosts can each give input.
We emailed to decide the date and then had a conference call. Since most of the guests, including Alexandra, live in Los Angeles, Staci had the idea to have the party at Malibu Farm Restaurant with ocean views. She also knew an excellent baker.
I said I could do a save the date email and a paper invitation. I also was hoping to use my vintage bottle collection. Jane organized us with the party list, responses, shower activity ideas, etc.
Not only gorgeous but both Staci and Jane are also very successful businesswomen. Jane works for McKinsey, an international business consulting company and Staci runs an influencer marketing consultancy (if interested she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or @staci.sichi).
Designing the invitation with Canva was fun and easy.
Vintage Bottles For Flowers
I’ve been collecting vintage bottles at flea markets for years…and thought this would be a fun time to use them and give them away as party favors. I sent two boxes to Staci and unfortunately several broke in transit.
So, I ordered these vintage-looking ones from Amazon in addition to the ones that survived.
We went to the Flower Market in L.A. and had fun arranging them the day before the shower…the idea was to have sort of a wildflower look.
Setting The Baby Girl Vintage Shower Table
The restaurant gave us two tables in the center for our party.
Customers were walking by telling us how much they loved the flowers while I announced “it’s for my first grandchild!”
The Gift Table With The Parents-To-Be Photos And Balloons
Note the childhood photos that Jane had copied and put into frames. I also like how Staci purchased clear round balloons to deliniate the table but not block the view of the ocean.
Malibu Farms Menu
The food was delicious! We had:
- roasted cauliflower and green beans with mushrooms
- mini crab cakes with remoulade
- watermelon, feta and arugula salad
- roasted chicken with grilled peaches and watercress
I have the Malibu Farm Cookbook… great fresh recipes you can try at home!!
Baby Shower Activities
Jane had us organized…
- First, the hostesses gave toasts. I choked out that Alexandra “has been the pride and joy of my life and now she will have her own little pride and joy.”
- Game: Jane read funny excerpts from Luca and Alexandra’s childhoods (written by their parents) and the guests had to guess which child it could be attributed to.
- We wrote clever messages on infant diapers (Staci’s idea as a new mom) make the parents smile while changing yet another diaper.
- Each guest read the tags aloud on the vases in front of them. They were sentiments from Luca to Alexandra like the one below.
Baby Gifts – A Photo Taken With Each Guest
Instead of writing a gift list, take a photo with the gift and the giver!
Flower Decorated Cake And Custom Cookies To Take Home
The cake and custom cookies were made by @spoonfulofbatter. Jane added chamomile flowers just before the party. If you are in the Los Angeles area, I recommend this baker as the goods were just as delicious as they were beautiful.
And that’s how we gave a joy-filled baby girl vintage shower. Now we excitedly wait for the little Bambina!