A Sophisticated Soiree: Chic Baby Girl Baby Shower

A sophisticated afternoon soiree to celebrate a mom-to-be! We spotted this delightfully luxurious “Life is a Gift” themed baby shower on Hostess with the Mostess — and there’s nothing we don’t love about it. Using decorative paper in gold and hues of purple, Aisha of Dooby Design Group wrapped boxes and use them as decorative gifts, building the “Life is a Gift” theme. She put together one very chic party on a small budget — but you would never know it by looking at these pictures! Visit the HWTM blog for all the party details.

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Sprinkle Shower From 6th Street Design School

6th Street Design School is one of my favorite design/lifestyle blogs — I love Kirsten Krason’s style! She put together a Sprinkle Shower for a friend who was having her second child, a girl, going with a “sprinkle” theme.

Kirsten designed the sprinkle invites using PowerPoint. Can you believe it? She also made the ruffle streamers and the dot garland.

Visit 6th Street Design School for more details and pictures of this lovely Sprinkle Baby Shower.

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Featured Party: Summer Sip & See Baby Shower

We love a good party — especially when the guest of honor is a cute little baby! A Sip ‘N See party is like a meet and greet with baby — basically a baby shower after baby is born. This über chic Summer Sip ‘N See Baby Shower was planned by Sarah Crawford of Lil’ Hoot Parties to celebrate the arrival of her niece June — and boy, isn’t that little girl lucky?!

We’ll start with the garland because we know you’re all dying to know more about it. This stunning garland from Confetti System is definitely pricey — but we’ve started saving right now! You might even try to make one yourself — it could be a fun DIY project. And they would look AMAZING in a girl’s nursery! Just a thought.

Sarah worked with Jayme of Jayme Marie Designs to create a summer-inspired, feminine invite for the event. We love the soft pink color palette with the pineapple and flowers.

Believe it or not, this elegant floral cake is from Whole Foods! Sarah purchased a plain cake and added the fondant flowers for a customized look. The matching cupcakes were made by Sugar On Top, using gold foil liners to bring out the gold in the party garland.

Baby June’s birth announcement — designed to coordinate with the party invites — was proudly displayed on the sweets table. We’re certain that June’s mama will be hanging it her nursery.

The hostess/proud auntie gifted the new baby a pink wagon, dubbed ‘the welcome wagon,’ which also provided a space for guests to place their presents.

Want to know more about this elegant Sip ‘N See party? Check out the party feature on Amy Atlas or visit Sarah’s blog, Lil Hoot Parties.

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Featured Party: Airplane-Themed Birthday

Little boys love all things on the go — airplanes, cars, trains, you name it. So it’s no surprise that transportation/travel-themed parties are a big hit with little guys. We found this darling airplane birthday party and we love all the darling details this mom put together to celebrate her son’s very first birthday!

Mom designed these vintage-looking boarding pass invitations for the birthday party.

The “up in the skies” theme was also incorporated into the food — check out those little cookies shaped like airplanes and clouds. And the cake! Red icing maps out the travel route for the little red airplanes over a fluffy layer of white icing, making it look like a delicious cloud.

All the little guests took home mini paper suitcases that they picked up at “Baggage Claim” before heading home.

You can purchase all of the paper goods for this party at Little Frills Paper + Goods.

And you can see a complete party feature over at Hip Hip Horray.

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Featured Baby Shower: Up, Up and Away

It all started with a cake. At least for me it did anyway. This picture-perfect hot air balloon cake is a vision, crafted to perfection by cake designer Jessica Harris to celebrate the baby shower of her beloved cousin.

Jessica’s talented sister, Kim Harris, was also involved in the party planning designed these unique hot air balloon baby shower invitations. They’re simply amazing!

These molding chocolate monogram pops — decorated with paper clouds — were beautifully displayed on the hot air balloon dessert table, coordinating perfectly with the striped paper straws that were also available for guests.

Hanging hot air balloon decorations flanked the door and hung over the party space. They were handmade by the party planners, using Martha Stewart’s tissue paper lanterns as inspiration for their design — using pages from a book instead of tissue paper, for a more vintage feel.

Visit Half Baked for the full party feature and a list of vendors for this unique baby shower.

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Featured Party: Fairy Ballerina Birthday

When you have a girly girl on your hands, odds are that a princess or ballerina-themed party is in your future. That was the case for this mama of a fairy-loving ballerina who was celebrating her fourth birthday. From unique party decor to oh-so-cute dessert table goodies, this girly fairy ballerina birthday party has us swooning — and we’re sure you’ll be pretty impressed too.

Every detail was planned to perfection, starting with this adorable fairy party invitation. The design is elegant and playful — and the birthday girl is too cute for words. We love that big smile!

Lots of flower arrangements and wooden frames painted in a range of pastels — pink, blue, yellow and green — served as decor for this soft and feminine bash.

A dessert table was set up and served as the focal point of the party — and it was filled with lots of sweet goodies for this fairy ballerina and all of her guests to enjoy. Of course, all the goodies coordinated with the color scheme of the party.

Pink glazed donuts, cake pops and cookies were just a few of the “fairy sweets” on display at the dessert table.

As well as pink lemonade, served in the cutest cups we’ve ever seen! And we’re big fans of striped paper straws.

This party comes courtesy of The House of Smiths. Be sure to visit their blog for more party details and vendor information.

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Best of 2011: Baby Showers and Gender Reveal Parties

On Tuesdays we normally feature a real room — designed on a tight budget by a real expectant mom. But this week, we’re celebrating the past 12 months with our Best of 2011 content!

Scroll down and click any image to view more details of 2011’s Best Baby Showers and Gender Reveal Parties featured on Chic & Cheap Nursery.

Baby “Shower” Shower

What Will it Bee? Gender Reveal Party

Chanel-Themed Baby Shower

Pat The Bunny Baby Shower

Elephant-Themed Baby Shower

Milkaholic Baby Shower – Coed

Gender Reveal Party

Retro Candy Shop Baby Shower

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