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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

And Baby Makes Three



Sometimes helping a friend or a client out with her shower, be it wedding or baby, can be overwhelming.  Some "mom's to be"  have no idea what they want in a shower, and sometimes a bride can have way too many ideas.  But, thankfully, there are those friends and clients who have a good balance of specificity and ease.  Luckily, my friend Annie is the later. 
Annie is having a baby girl, but she isn't a pastels kinda gal.  Also, her nursery is a jungle animal theme, and she wanted the shower to reflect that.  She likes food, fun, and isn't too precious.  I thought to myself, this shower will be no sweat!!!

I started with a color palette of "jungle" colors for the invite.  Greens, blues, browns and oranges.


For the party I mixed it up a bit.  I went with Fuschia, Black and White.  Sorta like a hip lady zebra.

The linens, flowers, favors and paper goods all reflected those three core colors.  And because I didn't get too broad with my color palette all the items tied in together so nicely.


The two places where I added splashes of color were in the memory book, and desserts.  The desserts needed color because they all were based on jungle creatures -- Zebras, Monkeys, and Lions.  So, of course oranges, browns and greens got thrown in to the mix.


As for the memory book.  I used many colors here as well.  Mainly because this is a book that is going to be in the babies' nursery and I wanted the  colors to tie in nicely with all the many jungle themes that Annie has going on there.  This is a great idea for any kind of shower or party.  You have pre decorated cards and ask the guests to write words of advice, love, support, or congratulations.  You can then add these cards to any photo album you may create for the event.  It's a nice way to draw together photos, and words for the celebrant.


Also, I do have to give a shout out to co-hostesses.  Gemma Baker, Margee Magee, and Jennifer Smith all brought there creativity and love for Annie to bear on this shower and the result was an altogether amazing day!!!!!



2 comments:

toyBunny said...

Hi Jillian,
Christian Argueta here. Say, I didn't know you did this kind of stuff!! It's great!! I'm very happy for you. I think you got a lot of talent and I hope you're able to do this even tho the economy is so crappy. Hats off to you! Keep it up!

Nicole McNIff said...

Jillian-

What a great blog. You are so creative and do such great work:). You put alot of heart into everything you do and I know you will continue to have success.

Nicole

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