I could not be more in love with this creatively crafted constellation themed baby shower planned by Janice Carnevale of Bellwether Events and Maggie Adams. It is absolutely overflowing with charming little details. The mom-of-honor was Nole Garey, who happens to be the blogger behind one of my all-time-favorite blogs, Oh So Beautiful Paper. Some favorite details have to include the gorgeous paper goods accented with gold foil by Sugar Paper, all of the thoughtful food and beverage stations for guests, and the signage throughout featuring calligraphy by Meant to Be Calligraphy. There is so much to soak in! Be sure to stop by the full gallery to see many more photos, all captured beautifully by The Observatory. Janice shared all of the shower details with us, so read on below throughout the post to get all the info on how it came together:
"As planning parties is my life, Nole Garey assured me that I could plan her shower before she was even pregnant - I'm not even sure she was trying at the time. But when the good news did come, I immediately asked Nole's very good friend Maggie to host it with me, as she is also a super talented hostess who knows Nole and Andy so well. At that time, we had just come back from the 2012 National Stationery Show, where I had noticed Nole's affinity for constellation designs. Encouraged by another friend, we decided to make this a constellation themed shower. Nole asked us to work with Sugar Paper for the invitation. Collaborating with them could not have been more fun. We came up with a fantastic white and kraft double-sided die-cut invitation featuring gold foil, letterpress, calligraphy and a constellation pattern. Navy was our accent color, and we used it in the vintage astronomy-themed postage."
"When guests arrived at Maggie's home, they were asked to sign "Good Night Moon" with a note to Nole, Andy or the Baby."
"We did ask the guests to play one game at this co-ed shower. Nole and Andy had decided on a delivery surprise, so we had guests put a bow on either their head or their shirt, to represent if they thought the baby would be a girl or a boy, respectively."
"Nole and her husband Andy Whitehead are coffee and cocktail aficionados, so we offered a coffee bar and a champagne cocktail station to the guests, in addition to lemonade and water. Andy developed three custom cocktail recipes and helped guests mix them throughout the party. We garnished the drinks with frozen berries."
"We had one other activity for the guests to participate in: making a mobile for the baby's nursery. We provided a variety of crafting items, and hung a frame up so guests could attach their creations to the mobile that day."
"We asked Leslie Raybuck, a private chef, to cater the event. She designed a fabulous menu including hors d'oeuvres like Krispy Kreme bread pudding bites, cheddar biscuits with country ham and pepper jelly, and Nole's request mini lox and bagels. The brunch buffet had favorites like fennel and orange salad, fresh fruit, apple crepes, and egg strudel."
"Your coffee could be kept hot, accompanied by a star shaped sugar cookie, or iced with a trio of syrups available."
"We ordered macarons and cupcakes from local favorite The Sweet Lobby to round out the menu."
"The party favor was a set of kraft and gold foil coasters created by Sugar Paper and wrapped with a Meant to Be Calligraphy tag."