Sunday, April 6, 2014

A Shabby Chic Baby Dedication

Today was Kennedy Grace's dedication! I've been planning for it pretty much since the moment she was born and everything turned out better than I had hoped. We had a beautiful ceremony at the church and a lovely reception at our house, which was the first party we've ever thrown here! I MAY have over did it, just a tad, but nothing's too good for my baby girl! :)

The Drink Station
Remember the Craigslist hutch? Well usually it's decorated with all of my favorite kitchen decor but I decided to turn it into a drink station for the party. I stocked the bottom shelf with pint mason jars for people to use as drink glasses. I found chalkboard labels from Hobby Lobby and put them on all the jars so everyone would know who's drink was who's. I decorated the rest of the shelves with some items from the nursery to make it extra special.

Strawberry & Mint Flavored Water
I really love using drink dispensers for parties but I wanted something a little different as opposed to plain water or lemonade.  After searching Pinterest for some fun ideas I found a recipe for the strawberry and mint water. All you need are some strawberries cut in half, we probably used 8 or 9 large ones, basically one container. Then you add fresh mint leaves which can be found in the produce section of most grocery stores. It's such a light flavor but it's wonderful and not too overpowering at all.

Personalized Art Print
I'm a huge fan of Etsy and I was so thrilled when I found this print! I loved the sweet poem and how it incorporated her name throughout the words. It was meant to be since the creator had it shown in the exact same colors as the party theme! Here's a link to the original print: Etsy

"Kisses" From Kennedy
Instead of doing a bunch of favors, I purchased these cute Hershey's Kisses labels from!

Mantel Decor
You guys know how much I LOVE decorating my mantel, so it's no surprise that I had my mantel decor all planned out for the party! I've been looking for an old window pane FOREVER and I finally found one through a local resale page on Facebook. It was already painted pink so it made the perfect focal point. I made the burlap banner myself back when we announced Kennedy's gender and name at her Gender Reveal Party. I think I'll replace the banner with an Easter one and my spring mantel decor is already done now too!

The Cake Display
I'm a huge fan of the ombre look and the girl at the Publix bakery did a great job on Kennedy's cake! Not only did it look cute but it was also delicious! And of course the DIY tutu wreath I made was a nice backdrop!

Now that the party is over it's time for a little backyard R&R!

With Love,
Meghan XoXo

1 comment:

  1. What a fantastic baby dedication! It all looks so gorgeous! Thank you so much for including the link to Kennedy's poem! Stephanie @ LarkRoadRhymes