Some of you may have seen this baby shower featured on Pizzazzerie yesterday but I recently had the opportunity to style this amazing "Cutie" themed baby shower. If you couldn't tell Cuties (as in the little citrus oranges) were the theme for the event. The mom-to-be didn't want to find out the sex of the baby (how often does that happen these days?!) so it was fun finding a theme and color scheme that didn't lean towards one gender more than another. I came upon the "Little Cutie" theme while walking around in the grocery store, and the party hostess loved the idea! I kept everything orange related from the food, decor, and even the invites.
Heather from Chickabug created the invitations. I added the green and orange ribbons, that I weaved through the top, to give it more of a "country" feel. I wanted the event to have a "fresh from the orchard" feeling.
I created a juice bar where guests were served virgin "Tangerita's" and ice water. I dressed up the ice cubes by freezing slices of Cuties in them and in others I also shaved some of the orange peel and froze them in ice cubes as well. I loved the little "Organic" tags that I tied onto the Margarita glass stems!
For the table, I used Cuties as place cards, using leaves with guests' names printed on them. I had a local flower shop create centerpieces using Cuties and orange roses. They turned out gorgeous! For the main centerpiece on the table, I used tree branches and adorned the branch with leaf cutouts, green polka dot ribbon, and hanging Cuties, to create a miniature orange tree! They turned out so cute!
I also created a dessert table, resembling a fruit stand, featuring orange cupcakes, orange cake pops, and orange cookies. The cupcakes were topped off with edible sugar leaves to resemble oranges! Guests took home little fruit baskets, filled with yummy orange sugar cookies, and lined with green checkered tissue paper.
Guests were served various orange flavored food including "Cutie" salad with fennel, feta, and honey citrus dressing and orange ginger chicken with orange salsa. I loved the appetizers that were served! They were Cutie kabobs, which were paired with a honey mint yogurt dip. They were created using Cutie wedges, strawberries, and mint leaves. They were a big hit!
The shower was fabulous and all of the guests left with their full daily dose of Vitamin C!
I worked with some AMAZING vendors! A big thank you to all of them!