“The Perfect Pair” Themed Baby Shower

When I found out my good friend Emily Hewett from A Well Dressed Home was expecting twins AND that she was having a boy and girl, I knew I had to do something extra special for her shower.  It ended up that I not only had the privilege of designing all of the paper goods, but was also one of the hostesses and held the shower at my house too! It truly was a fun day filled with beautiful details and lovely people.

I wanted the invitation to really set the stage for our “Perfect Pair” theme, which was inspired by the lil’ twins themselves. A palette of dusty pink, grey and turquoise and the modern houndstooth pattern continued through to the signage and other paper goods for the event.

And as before any special occasion, I made a trip to LaurieAnna’s Vintage Home in Canton and selected a handful of beautiful dishes and decorative accessories to use at the shower. LOVE.

Congratulations Emily and thank you to the other hostesses for all of your help! Enjoy!

Over 75 baby booties! Grey with brown buttons for the boy and pale pink with a pink bow and button for the lil’ girl.

The invitation was boxed and wrapped with a turquoise ribbon and 2 tags

Each invitation was lined with grey striped tissue paper and included a pair of houndstooth baby booties!

Corresponding wrap around address labels to match. Super chic.


Our main table was filled with all sorts of pretties- the invitation, pairs of baby booties of course, oversized
tissue paper flowers and mercury glassware of all shapes and sizes.

Mercury glass hourglasses from LaurieAnna’s Vintage Home were the perfect touch.
When we added a ribbon and turned them on their side, they looked like rattles!

Pretty candy for guests of course!

To go candy bags with houndstooth tags matching the invitations. Pink and grey striped straws were used for the lemon
water and peach sangria which were served in small mason jars!

Vintage porcelain baby booties decorated the tables throughout and brought the theme to life.

Fruit cups galore! The galvanized tray from LaurieAnna’s was the perfect serving piece for these yummies!

The flowers arrangements consisted of blush roses, blue hydrangeas, cream roses and grey dusty miller leaves.

The cake was made by  The Cake Stand in Mckinney, Texas. They did an
amazing job of creating a design to match the invitation.

The food served was an assortment of Emily’s most craved bits and bites during her pregnancy.

Precious robins egg and white teacups from LaurieAnna’s Vintage Home.

We asked guests to bring a children’s book instead of a card to the shower. Such a cute idea!!

Wishing trees tags filled with words of wisdom and well wishes for the new parents.
A great keepsake for the baby book.


17 Responses to ““The Perfect Pair” Themed Baby Shower”

  1. Unreal. Would be tough to top this one.

  2. Absolutely stunning! This brings baby showers to the same level of style as weddings! Gorgeous.

  3. Jennifer–
    Everything is so pretty! Glad to see you’ve settled into your new home. I’m sure you have given it a new life!

    Lucinda
    (around the corner on Faircrest)

  4. Amazing! You continue to to do the most beautiful things.
    I agree with TRV, it will be hard to top this one, but I know that you will !! Reechia

  5. Beautiful!!! Such an original idea for twins. It could not have turned out better.

  6. Thank you so much Reechia!
    Jennifer Claire

  7. You did SUCH an amazing job on my shower invitations, Jennifer! They were so unique…absolutely perfect!! Thank you for all of your hard work!!

    Emily

  8. Precious & Perfect! Jennifer you Win Top Prize!! Truly this shower invitation is the BEST design I have ever seen. I can only imagine what your guests thought when they received it! Emily is a lucky friend to have you in her life. You can feel the love that went into her shower. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Wow! What a labor of love! I feel like I know your sweet friend, Emily, just from your blogs! ;) Thanks again for sharing your talent!

  10. Wow! That is just over the top gorgeous Jennifer, you did an amazing job! What a beautiful gift for Emily. Congrats to Emily and her hubby, can’t wait to see baby pics! :-)) Thanks so much for the mention of the store……you’re a sweetheart! LA

  11. […] you, Jennifer and the other amazing hostesses didn’t stop there…you MUST check out Jennifer’s post to see more photos of the invitations and the shower […]

  12. She’s lucky to have such a talented friend. Your designs are incredible!

  13. This is stunning!! what an amazing gift you created for her! Seriously, the most gorgeous invites I’ve ever seen…and thanks for the links to the local places!

  14. What an amazing compliment! Thank you SO very much Cassie!!!

  15. Thank you thank you Dana!!

  16. Hi Jennifer, I love the hourglasses you used, if you don’t mind me asking, how much did they cost?

  17. Thanks Tina!
    I believe the hourglasses cost somewhere between $10-12. I purchased them at LaurieAnna’s Vintage Home. Here is the link: http://laurieannas.com
    Thanks!
    Jennifer Claire

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