posted on September 28, 2018

Babychella Baby Shower

There’s no greater miracle than being able to create, prepare, and deliver a beautiful bundle of joy. While the pressure of being a new mom, can be stressful, adding a little fun can make it all go away! Inspired by the annual music festival Coachella, mom, Kiara Whitfield knew that a Babychella themed baby shower, ...

What is something fun you remembered either about the process or the big day?
The fun part of the process is coming up with ideas with the event planner and hosts and seeing it come to life on the big day. The best part of the big day was seeing all of our friends and family excited to celebrate our baby boy.

Anything super unique about the big day?
The theme: Babychella, which was based on the music festival Coachella because baby already loves music. We had a live DJ that played great music.

Any tips you would share with others planning an event?
I would definitely recommend an event planner or day of coordinator. It takes away the stressful part of planning and leaves more time to enjoy the process and day. And also have a budget before you start planning because things add up quickly.

What was your planning experience like?
The planning experience was seamless and very easy. My mother and sister were hosting the event and decided to hire a planner (VAR Events) to help them execute the big day. We all met with Victoria from VAR Events and gave her our ideas and she came up with a design plan and found the perfect vendors

How did you pick your event day outfit?
I wanted the attire to be festival but chic (boho chic) and I found a lace gown that gave off the perfect boho chic vibe, and also a flower crown.

What inspired your theme/style?
The color palette was a mix of several vibrant and bright colors. I wanted people to think of more than just the desert that is usually associated with Coachella, but more of a garden feel.

What inspired your party style?
After I gave Victoria my ideas and color palette she presented a design plan with options for me to choose from. I chose a long garland table runner with different colorful blooms throughout for the main table. The vibe we were going for was more of a party/social gathering than a traditional baby shower. For my seating area there was a large wicker chair decorated with florals which sat on a cowhide rug and different types of greenery surrounding it. For the surrounding tales we chose metallic gold vases filled with lush vibrant blooms.

What menu items did you serve?
For the menu we decided to go with festival style foods that people could just pick up and eat, not necessarily needed a fork. The menu included Spinach and artichoke tarts, Shrimp cocktail shooters, gourmet cocktail sandwiches, deviled eggs with candied bacon, Apricot cocktail meatballs, chicken satay with dipping sauce, fruit kabobs, and a spinach and strawberry salad with pepper jelly vinaigrette. There was also a dessert table with custom babychella cookies, luxe chocolate covered strawberries, luxe decorated donuts, Candied apples, and of course the cake.

Describe your cake/desserts
There was also a dessert table with custom “babychella” cookies that were shaped as feathers, baby onesies, and tee pees. Also, Luxe chocolate covered strawberries, luxe decorated donuts, luxe chocolate dipped apples, snicker doodle and chocolate chip cookies, and of course the cake. The cake was almond buttercream flavor and a soft blue and white watercolor design with gold flakes. There were fresh white flowers and some greenery on the top.

How did you come up with your event day playlist?
We chose a DJ that has the chill unique vibe that we were looking for. DJ AllyBea played the perfect mix from artists like Jhene Aiko to Drake. She definitely kept the guests entertained.

Favors?
For favors we gave guests dream-catchers which traditionally they are often hung over cradles as protection. They are said to bring the owners good dreams.

 

Venue
The Crown
Photography
Clint Blane Photography
Videography
Kikala Diallo
Event Designer
VAR Events
Florist Designer
Hummingbired Floral Studio
Dress Designer
Sew Trendy

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