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Garden Baby Shower Luncheon

Garden Baby Shower Luncheon
Today I hosted a baby shower for a dear friend who is expecting a little boy in less than a week, hooray!  This was an extra fun shower to plan for because the guest list was for a dozen lovely ladies {rather than 30}, so I was able to spend some extra time on the details–I even used real plates {oooo, ahhhh}.
I chose a “spring time” theme in turquoise, lime green,
orange and yellow.
I made these Pom Poms using a tutorial from Leanne at Organize and Decorate Everything. I love them so much–I wish I could leave them up all year round {and maybe I will, lol}.
To stay within the “garden/backyard” theme I bought a 12 pack of mason jars at my local grocery store and used them for cups. I used extra large malt straws purchased from Michael’s.
I made this banner using scrapbook paper and pre-cut letters that come in a pack {also available at Michael’s}.  I glue gunned each paper flag down on to a long strand of turquoise ribbon.
Here was my nifty little party favor.  I made these earrings using this tutorial. 
The theme was “Cute as a Button”.
I glue gunned this trim around vases from the dollar store.
I learned how to make these pinwheels from Gillian at All the Small Things.
I threw some of the pinwheels in with my flower arrangements.
Yummy Spring time cupcakes.
Summer salad with strawberries, mandarin oranges, sliced almonds and a sweet honey vinaigrette dressing.
Homemade chicken salad sandwiches on croissants.
No luncheon is complete without WATERMELON {my fav}!
Smorgasbord:
Most of my decorations and favors were used with supplies from the Dollar Tree and the sale section at Michael’s {and I’m not just saying that}. If you want to know where I purchased anything specific leave me a comment and I will get back to you.
All in all, one rather awesome baby shower!

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47 Comments

  • Reply
    Leanne
    May 3, 2010 at 6:17 am

    All the decorations are so pretty, Ashley. The pom poms turned out so good. Thanks for mentioning my tutorial. You're such a sweetheart. Where did you get the tablecloth? I love it. I want to make the pinwheel flowers now.

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    Ashley @ Little Miss Momma
    May 3, 2010 at 6:22 am

    I got the table cloth at Home Goods–one of my all-time favorite stores! Thanks for the kind words 😉

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    Leanne
    May 3, 2010 at 6:44 am

    I just read your comment on my blog. I wish I were going to the Conference at the end of the month. That's when hubby and I are going to Hawaii. I'm very excited, but I'm sad to miss the conference. You'll have to let me know all about it and what amazing things you've learned. And I have to make it to Home Goods for the tablecloth.

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    Dannelle
    May 3, 2010 at 6:46 am

    Ashley, you did an amazing job! The colors are so bright, clean, and refreshing. Wish I'd had you around when we had mine! 😉

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    Missie Krissie
    May 3, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Wow! That's amazing! I wish someone had thrown me such a lovely baby shower! Every little detail is just unbelievably perfect, what an inspiration! 🙂

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    Andrea
    May 3, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    This looks amazing! You did a great job of setting everything up!

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    ~*Jess*~
    May 3, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    OMG! That is absolutely gorgeous!!! Can you please share your chicken salad recipe?

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    Shannon
    May 3, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    This looks so amazing, Ashley! Professional, adorable, wouldn't expect anything less :).
    Hope it was a fabulous shower (of course it was–I know this already).

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    M.O.T.B
    May 3, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    You did a wonderful job. You should be proud of all your hard work and surely the mommy to be felt super special!

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    Ana [email protected] Get Craftin
    May 3, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Hi Ashley i'm your newest follower and i'm lovin it! I gave you a trendy blog award over at my blog! Thanks for being such wonderful inspiration to me!!
    http://getcraftin.blogspot.com/2010/05/im-trendy.html
    XOXO- Ana

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    Hannah
    May 3, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Omg you are amazing! This gives me confidence to plan and create lovely parties too! 🙂

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    Love Stitched
    May 3, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    oh my gosh Ash….so cute!! I just got home from NV and had to come over and catch up on your blogging and I love how the shower turned out!!! so cute! you are such a great friend 😉

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    tessie
    May 4, 2010 at 1:12 am

    I looked at Gillian's site and could not find the pinwheels-what category are they listed under? I hope mine come out as cute as yours!

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    Ashley @ Little Miss Momma
    May 4, 2010 at 2:14 am

    Hi Tessie,

    Here is the link to the Pin-wheels {sorry it took me a bit to find it}. Have fun making them!
    http://gilliangreding.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/03/valentine-pixie-stick-wands.html

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    Veronica Lee
    May 4, 2010 at 6:43 am

    Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.

    Have a nice day!

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    Tia
    May 4, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Dang girl!! That all looks amazing! I love the decorations, and the food is making me hungry. Where were you for my baby shower??

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    Ashley @ Little Miss Momma
    May 4, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Thanks for all the kind words everyone! And Jess, I will do a post soon for the chicken salad that is oh-so-yummy! If you would like it sooner, go ahead and shoot me a quick email and i can email it back to you 🙂

    -ashley {LMM}

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    Entertain Exchange
    May 5, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Looks like you had a lovely party!

    Susan
    http://entertainexchange.blogspot.com
    http://www.crashthisparty.com

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    Kendra Goodrich
    May 6, 2010 at 3:25 am

    What a cute shower idea, I love all the decorations, it must have taken a lot of time!

  • Reply
    Beckie
    May 6, 2010 at 3:26 am

    What a way to throw a party! So cute! I LOVE the pinwheels! Thanks for linking up your creative juices!

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    Chris @ Celebrations At Home
    May 6, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    This is precious! I love the paper pinwheels.
    Also, where did you find the flower-petal cupcake liners?

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    Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue
    May 6, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    This is the sweetest garden party! Beautiful job! You are a great friend.

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    Ashley @ Little Miss Momma
    May 6, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Hi Chris,

    I bought the cupcake liners from the baking section at JoAnn's. They were about $4 for a pack of 24 and they came in other colors as well 😉

    ashley

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    Bird
    May 7, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Ashley!!

    This is an amazing shower!

    I love the mason jars details!!

    The pinwheels and that strawberry- salad! 🙂
    My hubs makes one with strawberries and feta that sounds weird but ever so yummy!

    Thnanks for linking up this great post to my link party!

    Love,
    Bird

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    Beckie
    May 7, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    This party is just beautiful…I am featuring this today so stop by and grab a featured button if you would like!

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    Cathy M~(checkitoff)
    May 7, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    simply lovely! so so beautiful!!

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    Larissa
    May 8, 2010 at 4:56 am

    Came from these creative juices. This is just about the sweetest baby shower.

    I LOVE the idea of using mason jars for drinking cups. Ingenious. I will have to keep that in mind for any lovely garden party.

    Larissa

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    TidyMom
    May 8, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    You did a BEAUTIFUL job!! every little detail is PERFECT!♥

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    [email protected] Not Just Paper and Glue
    May 8, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    WOW! This looks like a fabulous party! I love all of the details and it sure looks very springish

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    Amanda @ Serenity Now
    May 8, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    I'm visiting from Finding Fabulous, and your blog is adorable!! I LOVE this shower idea…you take beautiful photos. 🙂 My sis is expecting her first baby in September, and I am totally going to save these ideas. 🙂

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    Anj
    May 10, 2010 at 3:43 am

    Just found you through TT&J.
    This is just LOVELY! Well done!

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    kirwin @ graceful creative
    May 10, 2010 at 4:51 am

    This is such a cute shower! {I found you via Skip to my Lou.}

    You're a girl after my own heart. I love finding reasons and excuses to be creative. I should've had more kids, just so that I could plan more birthdays throughout the year! LOL {I'm currently planning my daughter's 4th birthday party — rainbow theme.}

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    Stephanie Cameron
    May 10, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    So pretty!

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    Erin
    May 14, 2010 at 12:07 am

    I can't believe this! Everything is straight out of a magazine. Just beautiful!!!!

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    Lori
    May 21, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I found your garden baby shower party idea on Kara's party ideas blog. I LOVE the blue fabric for the table cloth!!!! Where did you find that fabric? Do you know what brand it is??

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    Lori
    May 21, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    oh oops – someone already asked the question and you answered. home goods thanks!

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    Ashley @ Little Miss Momma
    May 21, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Hi Lori,

    That is actually a table cloth I got at Home Goods. I threw out the packaging when I bought it and I just check the cloth for a tag, but sadly there wasn't one–so I am not sure about the brand. But I CAN tell you that Home Goods had like 100 of them in stock, so maybe a location near you will carry them still 🙂

    ashley

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    Lori
    May 25, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    thanks!

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    BVLove
    February 10, 2011 at 5:33 am

    I searched your blog for this amazing chicken salad recipe but cannot find it. I am throwing a shower in a couple weeks and chicken salad croissants were on my list. Please share if you don't mind! 🙂

  • Reply
    Jamie
    April 7, 2011 at 5:07 am

    You throw a beautiful shower. I am linking you on a hub I'm working on.

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    Laura S
    June 29, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Just awesome…I am totally blown away with the entire presentation. Well done!

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    August 15, 2011 at 8:55 pm

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    August 24, 2011 at 11:15 am

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    Amy
    August 20, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Love the shower ideas! I want to make the pinwheels, but wondering how you attached the dowels? They are a little different thatn pixie sticks!

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    Sabrina
    August 7, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    I just used this shower as the inspiration for one I threw on Saturday. The mom-to-be loved it….the pop-poms, pinwheels, the banner!

    Just wanted to thank you.

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    harga besi beton ks
    March 22, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    All the decorations are so pretty, Ashley.

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