Baby Shower for Zoe Grace

September 23, 2017

Zoe’s baby shower was all that I dreamed it would be.  It was a day of laughter, joy and love.  It would not have been possible without the help of my wonderful family and friends.  It was truly magical!  I started months and months before the day by pinning the look I wanted.  After months of pinning, all the planning fell into place and my hosts were able to make my vision come to life.  I wanted to share this magical day with you all!

 

The Outfit

 

I had a couple of choices for outfits but I wanted to match my theme which was primarily white, gold and green.  The dress I wore was from Ingrid & Isabel.  I thought I would be hot in this dress but it was surprisingly comfortable and I felt amazing in it.  The dress comes in seven colors if you're not up for wearing white.  

 

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The Venue

 

I was pretty proud of finding this venue.  I was racking my brain for months and remembered that my good friend Christina lived in a chic, modern apartment building.  She showed me around once before I was preggo and glad I remembered how fab it was.  It was the best looking club lounge I had EVER seen and I had to rent it.  I loved the neutral decor and the good amount of seating.  And to top it off, the views my guests would enjoy of Camelback Mountain!  

 

 The Food

 

I can't even begin to explain how amazing the food was.  The food was sponsored by the amazing Modern Market (located in Scottsdale, Arizona).  I had been invited to one of their openings and was incredibly impressed by their food.  The restaurant uses simple, whole ingredients purchased from farmers, rancher and suppliers that they know and trust.  I knew that my guests would love their food and it was definitely a hit.  

 

On the Menu:

 

Flatiron Salad - Mixed Greens, grilled flank steak, roasted potato, roasted grape tomato, PT Reyes Blue Cheese, caramelized onion and balsamic vinaigrette. 

 

 

Superfood Salad- Baby Greens, quinoa pilaf, seasonal fruit, feta, carrot, almond, champaigne vinaigrette

 

 

Sandwiches

 

ARUGULA MOZZ Fresh mozzarella, basil aioli, balsamic, arugula, tomato on ciabatta

 

BASIL CHICKEN Roasted chicken, basil aioli, tomato, onion, provolone, arugula on ciabatta

 

TENDER BELLY BLT Tender Belly nitrate-, H&A-free bacon, basil aioli, avocado, tomato, arugula on multigrain

 

Modern Market has several locations around the nation.  If you'd like to try their yummy catering you can visit them online and ordering is super simple.  Check it out here.   

 

Drinks

 

I saw the cutest pin about Mom-osas and had to have one at the shower!  My friend Laura was in charge of designing this bar and she did an amazing job.  I contacted Winc, a super simple wine delivery subscription that delivers 4 bottles of wines to your door every month.  You get to pick your own bottles or you can let them choose and match to your taste.  They make hundreds of wines and they start at $13.  It doesn’t cost a thing to become a member, and you can skip or cancel anytime.  I had their sparkling wine before and loved it.  For the party, I ordered the Compartés x Winc SPARKLING WHITE BLEND, which I thought would go well in the Mom-osas.  Want to try Winc?  Use code STYLISTAFITNESS and head to this website to start.  You will receive $22 off with this code.  I also wanted the bottles to sit in luxury so I made floral ice cubes for the tub.  Aren't they beautiful? HINT: Super easy to make.   

 

We also served non-alcoholic drinks for the non-drinkers such as Aqua Carpatica water and pink lemonade.  Aqua Carpatica is my new obsession.  It's natural spring water that comes from the Carpathian Mountains.   It's nitrate free, sodium free, has natural electrolytes, natural electrolytes, natural alkalines, smooth aftertaste and best for prenatal and newborn care.  The guests were refreshed and hydrated! 

 

Dessert

 

If there's is one craving I have during this pregnancy, it's anything sweet so I contacted my favorite dessert makers and they didn't disappoint.  Decadent Macaron made the most beautiful and tasty macarons.  She also decorated it with gold leaf which was a perfect match to the decor.  She does private orders and you can taste her treats at Sweetz Cold Brew Coffee Co. or Provision Coffee Bar (inside Palette Collective) in Gilbert, AZ and Chandler, AZ.

 

Amour de Sucre made an assortment of desserts including the naked cake, rice krispy treats, lemon bars, and chocolate cupcakes.   Drooling yet?!  Not only were the desserts gorgeous they were extremely delicious, I COULDN'T control myself!  If you're looking for a baker that does custom cakes and pastries and live in the Phoenix area, contact Ashley ASAP.  

 

The decor

 

Luckily, the lounge had a great decor and aesthetic that we didn't have to do much to the place.  I contacted my good friends at Bobbie's Flowers in Tempe and they supplied the shower with the most gorgeous arrangements.  They also made the flower crown that I'm wearing.  I felt like a fairy princess!  Miss Annie from Annie Gold Designs custom made all the signs and I couldn't have been happier with her creations.  She is an extremely sweet and talented young artist and you should contact her if you need something made for an upcoming party.  

 

 

 The Games

 

The games were low key and were spread out throughout the party.  Don't say baby was a crowd fave and my friend's daughter Olivia took the grand prize.  Sneaky little ladybug!  My favorite game was "Design a Onesie".  Super fitting for a fashionista! I chose my top 3 faves for the winners.   My Water Broke was a pretty funny one.  They froze little plastic babies in ice cubes and the first one that melts wins a prize.  Test Your Luck was a scratch off game and the person who scratched off milk would be the winner.  The guests had so much fun with their prizes which ranged from gift cards to cups of goodies.  

 

 Gift Opening

 

Baby Zoe was surely blessed with tons of amazing gifts.  Each one melted my heart and made me feel how lucky she is to have so much love and friendship surrounding her.  It also helps that most of mommy's friends are fashion bloggers!  Thank you friends and family for the adorable and cute gifts.

 

 

Thank You Gifts

 

To thank my guests for attending and their amazing generosity, I contacted my favorite monthly fashion accessory subscription service, L.V. Kiki.  The company sends you 4-6 fashion accessories monthly for the amazingly low price of $19.  It's also commitment free and you can cancel anytime.  I love it because I have new accessories every month that I can mix and match for my outfits!  

 

The most adorable gift that I provided to my guests are the Oh Baby lotion vials.  Oh Baby is a local small business that makes customized nail polishes and lotion vials for baby showers, bridal showers and girls parties.  If you're interested in ordering these for your party, comment below and I'll send you her information.  How cute are they?  She customized them placing a sticker underneath that says "Welcome Baby Zoe Grace."  

 

 Thank you's!

 

It went by really fast and I will cherish that day forever! Thank you again to my lovely hosts and amazing sponsors!  You made this a day to remember.  Can't wait for you all to meet Baby Zoe!

 

 

All Photography done by Alyssa Ryan Photography

 

Sponsors:

 

Ingrid + Isabel

Modern Market

Bobbies Flowers

Aqua Carpatica

Winc

Oh! Baby

L.V. Kiki

Amour de Sucre

Decadent Macaron

Annie Gold Designs

 

 

 

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