Brittany’s French Country “Bebe Soiree,” Gender Neutral Baby Shower

french country baby shower bebe soiree

A few weeks ago, I had the honor to co-host a baby shower for my forever friend, Brittany. Friends since second grade, bridesmaids in each other’s weddings, moms are best friends, she’s practically family. Thankfully, my mom and “Tutu Kathy” (an aunt of sorts) were able to step up and really host this shower while I got to just help with decorations and stationery. Between the three of us, this shower was so so adorable and so so delicious. Here’s some photos of the event along with some links for their amazing recipes. Seriously amazing recipes.

But first, let’s start with the beautiful mother to be!! Then we’ll get on to those lovely party details…

french country baby shower bebe soiree gift table brittany

The theme was kindly suggested by Brittany after she saw this lovely shower on Martha Stewart, as you can see her version and then our version above of the floral “bebe” letters. I’m pretty sure we can rival Martha even on our bad days….

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The Invitation Suite

The first step, of course, was designing the invitation. After searching Pinterest and not finding much inspiration that fit our country twist, I sat down with a blank canvas and just kept adding to it. With the nursery colors in mind (gray and white with accents of yellow), I found a feminine shaped background to work with and just working on it. Brittany was using polka dots in the nursery so that was an easy choice for the background and a subtle pattern was created with the added vintage fleur di lis. I really loved how this suite came out…. the background shape influenced so much of the paper goods for the day of as well in addition to the hang tag for her registry information. The overall invite was quite classy looking so we added hemp twine to tie all the pieces together and to give it a country feel. (I can talk about the paper goods like the other ladies can probably talk about their amazing recipes!) But I’ll stop there and just share some photos of the paperie!

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Also included in the invites, was the request to bring a book, rather than a card, to build the baby’s library. We had extra library cards to fill out at the shower as well as a sticker pocket to adhere them to the books (available in my Etsy shop here).

french country baby shower bebe soiree gift table build a library


 

The Day of the Soiree!

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french country baby shower game bebe soiree wine tags

The Food

I’ve already put in a request for these lovely ladies to cook me up something special for my 30th birthday, which is more than a year away, but they are just that talented. Seriously, they created such delicious eats.

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french country baby shower bebe soiree food table french napkins

My mom put together this vegetable medley, a lovely Pinterest find, housed in a perfectly themed hat box found at the Rainbow Vintage Marketplace back in March.

french country baby shower bebe soiree food table vegetables

Kathy cooked up these Croque-Monsieur sandwiches (bottom right tray in the photo below). Which were Amazing. With a capital A. And a D for Delicious. Recipe here on Martha Stewart.

And Brittany is picking up a Parmesan Salad Cup.

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Some of the other eats not in the above photos: Cheesy Asparagus Spears and Bacon with Leek Mini Quiches.


 

The Drink Station

french country baby shower bebe soiree drink station

I loved what they came up with for the drink station!!Ā  What a perfect way to house the glassware.

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Just the day before the shower, we found these wine glass tags that we were able to make a template from and personalize for our guests. I love my Cricut šŸ™‚

french country baby shower bebe soiree drink station detail

french country baby shower bebe soiree drink station personalized wine tags

Drinks: Lavender Lemonade with Hibiscus and Cinammon Spice Iced Tea.

The Games

We kept the games pretty simple… the first game was “Who’s That Baby?” where we created a board displaying photos of family members and some of Brittany’s favorite celebrities as babies.

french country baby shower whos that baby game

The second game was a bag game that we found through Pinterest. To keep with the theme, we named our bags with “Bebe Soiree” rather than “Baby Shower.” The bags were filled with baby themed goodies that the ladies then had to guess the contents… Those extra e’s proved quite tricky! Brittany then got to open all those to reveal the answers, and she got to keep the gifts!

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french country baby shower game bebe soiree Guess Whats in the Bag instructions

I really really do love my Cricut!! Using the shape from the invitation as a base, we made these little overlays for the bags with the fonts to match the invite.

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The Favors

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Kathy whipped up these DELICIOUS lavender and vanilla scones (recipe). I don’t usually like lavender flavoring or scones but these were so so SO good. I was so excited to have one leftover after we were done wrapping them. What a special treat!

And again, my Cricut to the rescue to create these hang tags.

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The Dessert Table

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On the dessert menu:

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The Gift Table

And what’s a baby shower without gifts?! I loved how Kathy hung (her dad’s) baby clothes above the gift table. It really enhanced the whole shower with their adorable vintage-ness!

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french country baby shower bebe soiree gift table presents

french country baby shower bebe soiree gift table ooh la la banner

My friend Jess graciously created this pillow cover for us. Such a unique and special detail.

french country baby shower bebe soiree gift table pillow

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Au Revoir!

And finally, as guests left they could take their bag of scones and wave “Au Revoir!”

french country baby shower bebe soiree au revoir scone favors

Thank you so much for the honor to cohost your baby shower, Brittany!! It was our pleasure and we are counting down the days to hold that sweet baby in our arms!!

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And one last, just for fun photo šŸ™‚ before the craziness really started.

french country baby shower game bebe soiree sam

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