When Kristin Klingshirn threw a baby shower for her friend Brittany Barnes, she brought together the perfect blend of sentimental and sweet. Instead of throwing a typical pink baby girl shower, Kristin used her longtime nickname for Brittany, “Bee,” as a source of inspiration for the yellow and ivory color palette, abundance of flowers, and bumblebee-themed details. Friends flew in from all over the country to attend the charming afternoon shower, which included country chic accents, playful DIY details and delicious Southern snacks. A highlight of the party was the whimsical cake display, featuring a cake by Big Day Cakes, bumblebee cake balls from Austin Cake Ball displayed in terra cotta pots, and a darling handmade garland of onesies. As a parting favor, each guest took home a rustic honey jar—the perfect finishing touch to a lovely baby shower. Images by Rustic White Photography.
The invitations, by ForeverFiances, set the tone for the entire party. They were simple and elegant, but also special, since there were wildflower seeds imbedded in the paper that could really be planted. Charming and eco-friendly—what could be better?
The special details of the party were a true team effort. Kristin made the front door wreath, while co-hostess Stephanie Laughary Pleskach handled the onesie garland and honey jar favors. All of the ladies got together the night before the party to make the floral arrangements using wholesale flowers and mason jars.
The darling cake display was a crowd favorite. Big Day Cakes and Austin Cake Ball were the bakers behind the cake and cake balls respectively, and Kristin brought everything together by using terra cotta pots filled with moss and paper daisies from Paper Source.
Kristin didn’t want to go overboard with traditional baby shower games, so they stuck with a few simple classics. “Guess the Baby Food” kept guests laughing, and “Baby Shower Gift Bingo” made opening gifts more interactive and comfortable.