With the advent of Pinterest (and the endless craft tutorials that come with it), the world has seen the end of pink and blue baby showers. And to that I say – finally! Admit it, I’m not the only person who has cringed upon walking into a party that looks like a vomit-fueled exorcism has been performed on the color pink. The will of Pantone compels you! Yes, gone are the days of stereotyping your unborn child with gender-specific colors. This is when the public service announcement kicks in… just say “No!” to gender palette discrimination, kids.
I am thrilled to report that the last nail has finally been hammered into the coffin of sex-specific color themed showers. Mamas-to-be are getting creative and opting for more stylized affairs. Today’s feature is a prime example of the fruits of this new creativity. In order to celebrate the coming of baby Aberdeen into the world, photographer Candis and event planner Desiree envisioned a yarn-themed shabby chic meets vintage fete for mama McKenna. And the results are spectacular! Here’s what photographer Candis had to say about the preparations:
For the centerpieces, I took vintage items from my own home. The doilies were hand crocheted by me in different colors. We also had a wooden letter for each letter of baby Aberdeen’s name that the guests could wrap yarn around for her nursery wall. The hoops wall installation was made from wicker hoops we found at the dollar store, which we spray painted in gold and white, embellished with handmade paper flowers, and strung together. I love the way it turned out! For the favor, I got a little creative. Having a toddler myself, I saved the baby food jars, cleaned them out, spray painted the tops in gold and pink, and washi taped the side. We filled them with candy and wrapped them with some yarn. It made a really cute favor. And was a great way to recycle my jars. Washi tape and yarn were my best friends for this shower!
Photography: Sweet T Studios
Event Planning: Desiree Russo Weddings
Cake: Cake Mama