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A Pretty Backyard BaBy-Q Baby Shower

With her beloved one and only sister expecting, event designer Sarah Sarbacker of Cherry Blossom Events wanted to go all out in planning Kristin’s baby shower. She chose a backyard BBQ theme - a BabyQ! - that worked perfectly for this summertime, coed event. The decor had a charming, welcoming feel, from the picnic basket greeting guests at the front door with homegrown dinner plate dahlias to the beautiful wood harvest tables and chairs. Pink gingham could be found throughout the details, pulling it all together. A vintage sofa, coffee table, and old bread cart served as the perfect gift-opening spot for the couple, with a pretty ribbon backdrop behind them.

Sarah skipped the standard baby shower food and instead offered guests a fun, ol’ fashioned barbecue with corn on the cob, brats, burgers, and all the fixings. Later, guests were treated to a spread of adorable mini pies and a beautiful cake for dessert. They even took a bit of the BaByQ fun home with them in the form of custom labeled barbecue sauce favors. MaryJanes and Galoshes Photography captured all of the photos, and you can of course see more in the full gallery!


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