On my husband’s side, between him and his two sisters, there have been 6 grandkids born in 4 years! With the next making her grand appearance this summer, we wanted to celebrate my sister in law and our new niece with a little sprinkle and the theme was Balloons & Bubbly! Two things that are very hard not to love and to decorate for. Needless to say, I was excited to help plan it and my inspiration: rose gold, blush and champagne. The drink and the color!
In the entryway, I borrowed a gorgeous gold sequined table cloth from a dear friend to cover the console table. (Remember A Rustic, Glam Wedding?) Yes, it was gorgeous! It was the perfect place for the favors: bottles of rose champagne and rose gold goodie bags with personalized handwritten tags.
Going with the theme, goodies for the guest included everything that “pops”: bubbly, bubblegum, blow pops and popcorn!
A big thing right now is metallic cutlery and I was able to find these rose gold plastic forks, just perfect to eat the mini blush cupcakes with pearl sprinkles.
I used white melting chocolates to lighten up the pink ones to a very light blush color as well and decorated them with pearl white and gold sprinkles.
Using chiffon and tulle fabric strips, I strung them across the fireplace for a whimsical and feminine tassel garland. TIP: To give your fabric garland a more modern feel, try to keep each strip a uniform length and thickness. Also cut away any loose strings or frayed edges.
For parties and events, I love creating my own floral arrangements. I picked up a bunch of blush and light green roses and a bouquet of mixed white and green flowers. I always have a bunch of different shaped vases in the house and even use my tealight holders for the cutest mini arrangements.
Can you believe these champagne glasses are from the dollar store??? Since the party was on the smaller side (about 12 people), I wanted to personalize the glasses and decided to make custom initial charms. See the tutorial here!
Hanging over the dining room table, were diamond honeycomb decorations that I added rose, blush and champagne colored ribbon to. TIP: If you purchase decorations, try to find ones in basic solid colors or shapes that can be reused at other events. Small elements like ribbons can personalize it to the event’s theme.
To go with the bubbly theme, I used lots of clear balloons. I strung some and put them over the sliding doors and windows and also made a balloon wall where guests could take pictures. See how I made it here!
Since it was a “sprinkle” we wanted most of the time for my sister in law to visit with her close friends and family. We did include a small activity where guests could write endearing and funny messages on diapers for those rough midnight changings.
Honestly, I never really understood the concept of the “sprinkle” as I always thought that having another shower, which is basically what a sprinkle is, was a faux pas. But now, having had 3 kids, I really think it is not a shower but more of a last hurrah before the baby comes. A reason to throw a party and celebrate with all of the people closest to you before you become twice (or more!) as busy as you were before!