We traveled home to NC over Memorial Day and I was one of many hostesses for my cousin Taylor’s baby shower. We decided on a milk and cookies theme because if you know anything about Tay, she loves milk and sweets! It was an absolute perfect day for an outdoor shower and we were lucky enough to host it at Shuford House in downtown Hickory. It was such a lovely location that a wedding party showed up for photos.
We decided on a rustic theme with light coral and light aqua as our color selection. Those colors are some of Tay’s favorites. My super crafty cousin and sister to the mom-to-be, Mackenzie Queen, made most of the decorations with a little help from the rest of the hostesses. She has her own store and makes the cutest home decor. Check it out at D&M Designs.
Here are some of her creations used at the shower.
If you noticed the bows and mustaches in the pic, my dear friend Kristen Lail made these and man, were they super nice. She brought them with her all the way from Cali! Here is the tutorial. The Take A Guess chalkboard was courtesy of Homegoods and will go in Baby Pugh’s nursery! Tay took it home and we will see soon, who was the closest! We also used If You Give A Mouse A Cookie for a guest book and we also sent the guests home with a big cookie!
Another important aspect to this baby shower was the food. All the food you see is gluten free because Taylor has celiac disease. Although you would think it would be tough to come up with cookies, baked goods and desserts that are gluten free, it wasn’t at all! Everything we made fit the bill!
On the menu, we had milk shake shooters that were as simple as making vanilla and chocolate milkshakes and pouring it into shot glasses. Another fantastic treat were the gluten free chocolate chip cookies by Immaculate Baking Co! These are the best gluten free cookies I have ever had and they are take and bake straight from Harris Teeter. Other stores carry them as well. We also served rice krispy treats, cupcakes from My Local Bakery, fruit skewers, and strawberry lemonade push pops (recipe courtesy of Push-up Pops by Courtney Dial Whitmore).
For beverages, we provided a milk bar, tea, and flavored water with small milk bottles for cups.
Here is a few shots of the shower!
Tay, we hope you enjoyed your self and we can’t wait to meet Baby Pugh!