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{Cravings} Modern Pickles & Gelato Baby Shower (18 photos)

 
 

{Cravings} Modern Pickles & Gelato Baby Shower

 
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When a baby boy is due in the heat of an Arizona summer, his mommy deserves a cool and chic shower to celebrate.  Twin sister, Nicole, played with the totally fun idea that every expecting mom craves tasty treats… including pickles and ice cream.  Locating a cool and chic gelato shop, the theme turned modern, including elements of marble and chrome mixed together with vibrant lime, yellow, raspberry, and orange. 

Décor: The vibrant colors and cool metal elements of Dolce Luna Gelato bar inspired the minimalist and modern décor.  Alan from Above All Florists shared a vision of incorporating bright, summer blooms, pickle jars, sugar cones, and ice cream holders.  The result was almost good enough to eat! Alan also created the most adorable corsages for Mommy, grandmas, and great-grandmas using Bugles corn snacks and mini flowers.  Additional pickle jars were dolled-up with tulle and placed around the café.  Stainless frames, purchased at Pottery Barn, showcased adorable baby photos of Mommy and Daddy and gorgeous photos of the maternity shoot done by Light Rain Images.  Individual place-settings included a printed menu, color coordinated cutlery, an ultra-sound image of Drake enjoying his first cone, a wrapped sugar cookie, and a little wrapped box that included a plain white bib.  The poem on the top of the box asked guests to decorate the bib in honor of Drake’s birth and mail it to the mom-to-be using the self addressed, stamped package.

Food:  Guests (many of whom were expecting themselves) enjoyed the mom-to-be’s regular cravings, including four-cheese grilled Panini on farm-style bread served with seasoned chips and a dill pickle slice.  The real fun began as guests choose scoops of gelato from over thirty flavors of Italian gelato topped with a home-made waffle wedge.  SugarLips Cakery baked up some adorable pickle-shaped sugar cookies and a heavenly airbrushed fondant cake adorned with the words “Sweet Baby Drake” and a diaper-wearing, gelato-eating baby.

Games:  Winning pints of delicious gelato, guests wrote their name and “cravings” on mini pickles for a delicious raffle.  On mini ice-cream tubs, party-goers competed in the “Name a Flavor” contest thinking up such flavors as Cravings-n-Cream and Fat-Free Big Belly Brownie Buster. Watch out Ben & Jerry’s!

Location: Dolce Luna Gelato & Café
Cookies & Cake: SugarLips Cakery www.sugarlipscakery.com
Floral: Above All Floral Creations www.aboveallfloralcreations.com/
Frames and leather trays: Pottery Barn www.potterybarn.com


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